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

Wellness Programs

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.

To learn more about any of our Wellness Program opportunities, please contact Cassandra Jackson, at 716-845-1300 ext. 7375 or Cassandra.Jackson@RoswellPark.org.

See our Wellness events calendar

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Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that aims to harmonize the body, mind and spirit — Reiki practitioners will use their hands in a series of positions to deliver energy, and improve the flow and balance of energy to support healing.

Roswell Park offers two Reiki respites for patients and caregivers every Tuesday and Thursday — sessions take place in both The 11 Day Power Play Cancer Resource Center and the new Supportive Care Wellness room.

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Support groups

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.

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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.

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Yoga Tuesdays

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.

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Qi Gong

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!

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Wellness Programs are generously supported by donor dollars through the Quality-of-Life Grant Program and The 11 Day Power Play.

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