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To register for classes and events at St. John Providence Health System locations, please call 1-866-501-DOCS (3627) unless otherwise noted.

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If you are in need of emotional support along your cancer journey, please join us for “Coffee Talk,” a women’s cancer support group for camaraderie and peer support.

Location: Assarian Cancer Center in Novi (Second floor conference room -- 47601 Grand River Avenue, Novi 48374)
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield

  • Date: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Time: Noon - 1:30p.m.
  • Feel free to bring a lunch

Please contact Jenny Bailey, MSW at (248) 465-5466 for details. For more information about Healing Arts please call (248) 465-5455 or visit us on the web at http://www.stjohn.org/ProvidenceHealingArts.

Know Before You Go! Check the class cancellation hotline (248) 465-4488.


The Advanced Cancer Group is for any cancer patient with a stage III or IV diagnosis. The focus is on peer support.

To register, contact Jenny Bailey at 248-465-5466.

Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit


This group is for any woman currently diagnosed with breast cancer. Focus is on issues related to treatment and recovery, both physical and emotional. Sponsored by Candlelighters Foundation.

Fee: Free

Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center (Main Lobby)
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit

Meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call 313-647-3004.


Fee: FREE

Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center (Third floor conference room)
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit

6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 866-246-HOPE for topics and to register.


Location: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center (Webber Cancer Center)

Call 888-5WEBBER (888-593-2237) for dates, times and topics.


The outpatient oncology social work department leads a variety of support groups for cancer patients and caregivers to attend. For information about groups that are currently meeting, call Jennifer Gillette at 248.849.3243.

Location: Providence Cancer Center in Southfield (Assarian Cancer Center - Novi)
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield


Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center (Radiation Oncology Lobby - 1st floor)
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit


Join Gilda's Club member Nancy Duke as she provides introductory instruction to colored pencil rendering. Either drop-in or register at 248-465-5455.

Fee: Free; materials are provided

Location: Assarian Cancer Center in Novi (Assarian Cancer Center - Novi)
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield

Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00pm.


Join artist-in-residence, May Oura Teevens and experiment with drawing, pastels, watercolor, mixed media, collage or Chinese brush painting. No art experience is necessary. Register or drop-in, to register call us at (248) 465-5455.

Fee: $5/session (includes materials)

Location: Providence Hospital: Southfield (Assarian Cancer Center - Novi)

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m.


This group is for any family member or friend of a person diagnosed with cancer that needs a place to vent feelings and concerns.

Fee: Free

Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit

Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm. Call 1-313-647-3004 for information and to register.


If you are in need of emotional support along your cancer journey, please join us for camaraderie and peer support.

Location: Providence Hospital: Southfield (3rd Floor Conference Room, Southfield Cancer Center)

  • Date: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
  • Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Gillette, MSW at (248) 849-3243 or Linda Bender, MSW at (248) 849-5543.


Our patient oncology social workers provide individual and family counseling to those on a cancer journey. To schedule an appointment, call Jennifer Gillette at (248) 849-3243 for Southfield or (248) 465-5466 for Novi.

Location: Providence Hospital: Southfield


If you have a stage III or IV diagnosis, please join our peer support group for discussion of the unique issues facing those living with advanced cancer.

Location: Assarian Cancer Center in Novi (Second floor conference room -- 47601 Grand River Avenue, Novi 48374)
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield

Date: 1st Monday of each month
Time: Noon-1:30 pm
Feel free to bring a lunch

Please contact Jenny Bailey, MSW at 248-465-5466 to register.

For more information about Healing Arts please call (248) 465-5455 or visit us on the web at http://www.stjohn.org/ProvidenceHealingArts.

Know Before You Go! Check the class cancellation hotline (248) 465-4488.


This program provides free makeovers to cancer patients and their caregivers to just give a mental boost during their cancer journey. Classes are held every other month and alternate between our Southfield and Novi Cancer Centers. For registration information, call (248) 849-3243 for Southfield and (248) 849-5543 for Novi.

Location: Providence Hospital: Southfield


Look Good…Feel Better provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer. This training includes hands-on instruction on makeup, skin care, and suggestions for using wigs, turbans, and scarves. It also includes tips on nail care while undergoing treatment.

Cosmetics are provided for your personal make-over. This program is free of charge and facilitated by trained, licensed cosmetologists – all American Cancer Society volunteers.

Fee: Free

Location: Providence Pavilion (Suite 300, conference room.)
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield

  • February 21st - 1-3pm
  • April 18th - 1-3pm
  • June 20th - 1-3pm
  • August 22nd - 1-3pm
  • October 18th - 1-3pm

To register, please call Jennifer Gillette at (248)849-3243 or Linda Bender at (248)849-5543.


Look Good... Feel Better is a free program sponsored by the American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association which helps women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment cope with appearance-related side effects including hair loss and changes in complexion and fingernails. It is offered in a group setting, with products generously donated by major cosmetic companies and is essentially a fun "make-over" session lead by a licensed cosmetologist. Call 248-465-5466 for dates/times and to register for the program.

Location: Assarian Cancer Center in Novi
Sponsored By: Providence Park Hospital: Novi


A program for women and teens experiencing appearance related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatment for any form of cancer.  Call 313-647-3300 for more information.

Fee: Free

Location: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit


Wondering about available resources for yourself or a loved one during a cancer journey? In need of support for yourself or a loved one? Oncology social work services help with: transportation, community resources, emotional support, insurance, medications, and advocacy. Call 248-465-5466 for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

Location: Assarian Cancer Center in Novi
Sponsored By: Providence Park Hospital: Novi


Monthly meetings are provided to educate and support patients and their families on fitness, nutrition, and stress reduction. For registration information, call Southfield (248) 849-3243 or Novi (248) 849-5543.

Fee: Free

Location: Providence Cancer Center - Southfield/Novi
Sponsored By: Providence Hospital: Southfield


Fee: FREE

Location: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit (Van Elslander Cancer Center)

Fourth Tuesday, monthly, 8:30 AM - Noon


Open to women of any age who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, or who have recently completed treatment. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the Van Elslander Cancer Center (within St. John Hospital). Call for more info at 313-647-3200.

Fee: Free

Location: Van Elslander Cancer Center (third floor conference room)
Sponsored By: St. John Hospital & Medical Center: Detroit



 

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