Oncology Support Programs
The art therapy program uses visual arts to improve and enhance well-being. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to join every Wednesday from 9am–12pm to participate in collaborative projects.
Cancer Support Group
This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 11:30am-1pm. The group offers emotional support and educational information to all who are cancer survivors. Lunch is provided.
A collaboration between the Singletary Oncology Center, Archbold Outpatient Rehab and the YMCA, the HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Exercise) program is free and designed to help cancer patients improve the quality of their lives with an exercise regimen. Patients must be referred by the Singletary Oncology Center in order to start the program.
Free chair massages are offered the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the lobby from 9:30-11:30am.
Outpatient palliative medicine is available for patients living with a serious illness. Talk with your oncologist to see if this service is right for you as a physician’s order is required.
Visiting with our certified therapy dogs provide patients and their families with relaxation and distraction from pain, discomfort and stress while improving mood and energy. Pet Therapy visits occur the third Thursday of each month.
Brave and Beautiful
A free hands-on group workshop dedicated to helping female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Patients learn skin care and make up applications and hair/wig techniques. A free gift of name brand cosmetics is given for use during and after the workshop. The meetings are held the second Monday of every other month from 1-3pm. This program is sponsored by the Archbold Foundation.
Gentle, reflective, restorative—come give yoga a try. This class is for all levels and is held each Tuesday in the lobby from 5-6pm.
The nutrition needs of each person can be very different during cancer treatment. The registered dietitian can help you formulate a nutrition plan specific for you during this important time and assist with the management of nutrition-related side effects.
New Patient Chemotherapy Orientation
Patients learn what to expect when beginning chemotherapy, including side effects and symptoms. Family members of patients are encouraged to attend as well. A separate appointment will be made for each patient prior to the start of chemotherapy treatments. For more information, call 229-584-5454.
For more information about these programs contact:
Oncology Dietitian at 229.584.5458
Oncology Social Worker at 229.584.5483
Patient Navigator at 229.584.5445
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at 229.228.8436