Dr. Kate Glaser leads a yoga session in the park at the Chapter 2 Cancer Survivorship Workshop 2019

Wellness

Our Roswellness program aims 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. Our Roswellness Program is funded by generous donations to the Alliance Foundation Quality of Life Program and the 11-Day Power Play.

Guided imagery meditation

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to your health and wellbeing. We are pleased to partner with Health Journeys to offer patients and caregivers Guided Imagery – a technique that connects the body and the mind – throughout their cancer journeys. This method uses visualization and guided imagery to reduce stress and create a positive mental and emotional state. It has been used successfully as a gentle, but powerful coping strategy for cancer patients and their caregivers who are dealing with pain, muscle tension, insomnia, anxiety or depression. We have carefully selected several types of strategies for our patients and caregivers, which can be used throughout the cancer treatment process. For more information or to get started using Guided Imagery, contact Kara Eaton at 716-845-8114.

Choose your Health Journeys Meditation

Paint night 

Patients, survivors and caregivers are encouraged to create abstract paintings and enjoy an evening of fun. For information on our next Paint Night, check our calendar or call 716-845-1664

Integrative medicine

Integrative medicine combines standard medical treatment with complementary therapies that have been shown to be safe and effective. Acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, Reiki and others provide a personalized response to a patient’s needs during their cancer journey. Roswell Park offers integrative medicine to help patients cope with their treatment for cancer, hematologic conditions, and stem cell transplant.

This program is available to our pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients in the inpatient, outpatient and survivorship centers. Learn more about the services we offer to help you during your treatment.

Wellness Wednesdays

Each month, Wellness Wednesdays feature presentations by experts on such topics as organic skin care products and nutrition. Please check our online patient calendar for upcoming events.

Creative Arts Team

Studies have shown that participating in visual arts has positive effects on cancer patients. The members of Roswell Park's Creative Arts Team offer these creative outlets to our patients and families through shared visual art spaces and art kits available for inpatients. Visit us in the Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Main Hospital.

To refer a patient to our program, or speak with a member of the team, please call 716-845-1550 or email us at ArtistsInResidence@RoswellPark.org.