Cancer Wellness Connections brings diversionary activities to Rochester area patients as they are receiving outpatient infusion treatments. This innovative approach to providing activities focused on wellness and quality of life while the patient is actively receiving infusion treatments is unique to Cancer Wellness Connections.
Cancer Wellness Connections provides activities to over 18,000 individual patient interactions annually at Highland Hospital, Rochester General Health System’s St. Mary’s, Linden Oaks Campus and Portland Avenue Hospital, as well as Wilmot Cancer Institute/Interlakes Park Ridge facility. Additionally, as Better Day Buddies, we see children and young adults at Golisano Strong Hospital. These services are provided free to both the patient and hospital. Cancer Wellness Connections activities include personal training, massage, Reiki therapy, manicures, scarf demonstrations, meditation, books, games and puzzles. Supported by generous local restaurants, our volunteers deliver donated hearty and delicious snacks for patients.
Better Day Buddies volunteers lead children in fun and educational activities with a craft bag and book that changes weekly. Parents are treated to mini-massages as their child receives treatment, and the whole family can enjoy hearty snacks provided by our program.
When battling cancer through chemotherapy, many people experience unpleasant side effects and face a treatment program that is emotionally, mentally and physically taxing. The concept of delivering wellness based diversions during times of physical and emotional duress is known to reduce anticipatory nausea and addresses quality of life issues such as physical and mental well-being.
We focus on: Health, Human Services
Where we are: Monroe
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