Our Wellness programs aim to improve the well-being and overall quality of life of everyone at Roswell Park. We have specific programs for patients, survivors, caregivers and volunteers.
There is growing evidence that touch may help people mentally and physically, as it soothes, relaxes and reduces anxiety and pain.
During these 30-minute Reiki Respites in the Resource Center, patients and caregivers will experience certified Reiki practitioners using their hands in a series of positions to deliver energy, and improve the flow and balance of energy to support healing
You don't have to go through this alone. We host weekly support group sessions for patients, families, and friends of different cancer types to share information, ask questions and lean on each other for support.
Guided relaxation exercises
Guided relaxation exercises can assist in the management of stress reactions that are often experienced during cancer treatment and caregiving. Join our 10-minute sessions to guide you in mind/body techniques that will show you how meditation can serve to increase self-awareness and control, as well as enhance feelings of hopefulness.
Join yoga instructor Leslie Rothschild in our Research Studies Center for Yoga Tuesdays — a 45-minute yoga class intended for patients, families, caregivers and employees. Classes will alternate between the Gaylord Cary Meeting Room and Hohn Auditorium.
Qi Gong (pronounced “ Chee gong”) is an ancient Chinese practice involving gentle, slow movements — these movements have been shown to reduce fatigue, relieve depression, and improve quality of sleep. Classes held for patients, survivors, and caregivers will be held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Kaminski Park. Please RSVP to Cassandra Jackson at Cassandra.Jackson@RoswellPark.org to reserve your spot!
Wellness Programs are generously supported by donor dollars through the Quality-of-Life Grant Program and The 11 Day Power Play.