Patient Retreat

Nurture Your Hope

Sept. 18 &19, 2015

Nurture Your Hope is an ecumenical weekend of renewal, prayer, inspiration and personal reflection especially for people dealing with the challenges of cancer in their lives. The Nurture Your Hope Retreat will be held Sept.18 and 19, 2015, and people of all faiths were welcome.

The speakers for this retreat have personal and professional experiences with cancer. The weekend includes information on the healing process and identify resources to assist those dealing with cancer. Patients and their caregivers also have time for separate group discussions. Time is available for solitude and personal reflection, small group conversation, and holistic therapy.

View the brochure this year's retreat.

*This year's retreat is now full. Please call (716) 845-8051 to have your name added to the waiting list. 


Nurture Your Hope is held at Chautauqua Institution. We reserved two houses on the grounds – The Catholic House, 20 Palestine Avenue and the United Methodist House located next door. The Chautauqua Institution founded in 1874 is located on beautiful Chautauqua Lake, near Jamestown, New York. Presentations were held in both houses. Overnight accommodations were available on the property in two separate buildings, which included full kitchens and private baths. Parking was available at both houses at no charge as well as no entrance fee.