Events & Programs NewsletterTake a class, attend an upcoming event, or join a support group!

Download our latest Educational Events & Programs newsletter, or view the classes, events, programs and support groups available through the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute listed below. Classes are held at our Hartford and Avon locations, as well as other Hartford HealthCare locations. Some classes are free; others charge a fee, and most allow online registration.

 

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Classes & Events
2 day Intermediate Printmaking
    Prerequisite: Must have taken the previous Beginner Class or have prior experience in printmaking.. This workshop will explore additional techniques utilizing safe water based inks and acrylic paints. Brief demos incorporating printing, collage, stenciling and hand-made stamp designs will leave plenty of time for individual experimentation. Materials provided; Do bring sketches or other reference for a rapid start.
Brain Tumor Support
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar for patients being treated for brain tumors and their caretakers.
Breast Cancer Support Group
    A support group offering emotional and educational support for women with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer: Hormone Therapies and their Side Effects
    Learn about hormone blockers, medication side effects and the role of hormone therapies in treating breast cancer.
Creating an Envelope Book
    Transform common envelopes into a book that can be used to organize notes, as a mini scrapbook, or as a gift of keepsakes or inspirational messages. This book uses a "no sew" binding so it is easy for all to complete. We will be using colored ink and adhesives during the creating process. Materials will be supplied. Absolutely no previous experience required.
Learn About Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer
    Learn how oncoplastic surgery incorporates plastic and breast conserving surgery techniques to preserve aesthetical outcomes.
Let’s talk about colonoscopies. Really.
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a free educational seminar about colonoscopy.
Life After Prostate Cancer
    Annually in Connecticut, about 850 men are treated surgically for prostate cancer. Another 800 to 1,000 are treated with radiation. Although cancer cure is the goal, many of these patients sustain damage to two important body functions-bladder control and erectile ability.
Look Good, Feel Better
    Cosmetology professionals help cancer patients with makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, scarves and hats.
Look Good, Feel Better (Spanish)
    Cosmetology professionals help cancer patients with makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, scarves and hats. Class in Spanish.
Lung Cancer Support Group
    Lung cancer education and peer support group for patients and caregivers living with lung cancer.
Mind-Body Relaxation
    Come unwind and rejuvenate with complementary instruction in breathing, gentle movement and relaxation. Limited yoga mats. Please bring your own if you have one.
Paint Your Favorite Flower (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Spring is here!! The daffodils are up....but the tulips, phlox, irises and lilies, and are just not popping out fast enough. Join us as we learn simple techniques to create lovely flowers on stretched canvas – you may just go home and create your own flower garden (without the dirt!).
Soul Collage for Everyone: Love Is A Verb
    Every act of love we create in our community illustrates the power of this little verb. The SoulCollage® process assists us in finding those gifts and acts of compassion within ourselves that we may weave into our personal relationships, as well as the various communities that support us.
Understanding Bladder Cancer
    Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and Hartford Hospital’s Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute invite you to a free educational seminar on Understanding Bladder Cancer.
Understanding Lung Cancer Surgery
    
Programs
Cancer Screenings
    Free early detection exams offered
Colon Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
    Colonoscopy Saves Lives. Colonoscopy is now available in Glastonbury.
Connecticut Quitline 1-866-END-HABIT
    Free telephone-based program providing information, counseling, referrals and support.
Mobile Mammography
    New state-of-the-art mammography equipment can now be transported to community organizations to provide screenings
Stress Management for Cardiac Patients - A 6-Week Group
    Recommended for cardiac patients interested in improving their skills to manage stress and is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program.