Membership

Support, Education & Hope

The Gilda’s Club program includes support and networking groups, educational lectures and workshops, and social activities for men, women, teens and children touched by cancer.

Support and Networking Groups:
All of our support and networking groups are facilitated by licensed, mental health professionals.

We offer weekly support groups for individuals touched by cancer:

  • Wellness Group
  • Family & Friends Group
  • Understanding Loss
  • Living with Loss Group 

We offer monthly Networking Groups that are cancer or topic specific:

  • Breast Cancer 
  • Gynecologic Cancer 
  • Colorectal/Gastrointestinal Cancers 
  • Lung Cancer 
  • Men's Group 
  • Widowed Persons Group 
  • Tween/Teen Club 


Workshop and lecture topics are based on member interest and often include...

Workshops:
 

  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Walk & Talk
  • Tai Chi
  • Relaxation & Stress Reduction
  • Meditation 
  • Reiki
  • Quilting
  • Knit & Crochet 
  • Healthy Cooking 
  • Poetry Reading & Writing
  • Drumming
  • Art workshops

Lectures:

  • Ask the Doctor
  • Ask the Nurse
  • Talking to your Kids about Cancer
  • Pain Management
  • Latest & Greatest in Cancer Research
  • Managing Side effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Talking to your Healthcare Team

The information & opinions provided by lecture & workshop volunteers are general in nature & should not be used in place of appropriate one-on-one medical consultation.


Social Activities:
Social activities vary from monthly potluck suppers, comedy night, open mic night and holiday celebrations.

Noogieland:
Noogieland is the part of our program dedicated to children touched by cancer, age 4-12.

Gilda’s Teen/Tween Program:
Gilda’s Teen/Tween Program is for ages 13-19 whose lives have been touched by cancer in any way. This group meets monthly at the Clubhouse in Linwood.

Team Convene:
Team Convene is facilitated by a licensed, mental health professional, and used to create an active support network at the time of diagnosis, recurrence or any challenging time or situation that may follow (hospital stay or home recuperation). The session can include all significant family members and friends in a member’s life, who join together to provide support in areas such as transportation, food preparation, childcare, etc.

Family Focus:
Family Focus is facilitated by a licensed, mental health professional. The session can include anyone a member defines as family. The purpose is to enlist the entire family as a resource and help them learn together how to live with cancer, whatever the outcome. It seeks to identify and discuss family beliefs about cancer, critical family issues and immediate practical problems as well as solutions.