The Wellness Community
The MetaCancer Foundation provided a grant to The Wellness Community to fund an online support group for metastatic cancer survivors through www.thewellnesscommunity.org. The Virtual Wellness Community is designed to enhance access to free cancer support services through the use of technology and to minimize common barriers to care such as geography. Features of Online Support Groups at The Virtual Wellness Community include meeting weekly at a scheduled time for 90 minutes in a setting that includes no more than 10-12 participants facilitated by licensed professionals trained in The Wellness Community’s Patient Active model, which states that “People with cancer who participate in their fight for recovery from cancer will improve the quality of their life and may enhance the possibility of their recovery.” Online Support Groups at The Virtual Wellness Community are available for adults 21 years of age and older and focus on psychological support, as well as education.
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary in June 2007, The Wellness Community is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of their disease. Today, there are 21 Wellness Communities around the United States plus 43 satellite and off-site programs, two centers abroad in Tel Aviv and Tokyo, five centers in development, and online at The Virtual Wellness Community. For more information, visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org.