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Kaiser Riverside offers Free "I Can Cope" Class For Cancer Patients

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Kaiser Permanente of Riverside is offering a series of free “I Can Cope” classes for cancer patients and caregivers, covering various aspects of cancer treatment and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of medical professionals.

The upcoming sessions are: “Managing Side Effects of Illness and Treatment” on Friday, Sept. 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Kaiser Riverside in Medical Office Building 2, Room MC 1C-D. Speakers will be Robin Green, MSN, OCN, RNP-C, and Melanie Honeywell, RD.

“Exploring Self-Esteem and Intimacy, and Communicating Concerns and Feelings” on Friday, Sept. 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Kaiser Riverside Medical Office Building 2, Room MC 3, 3C-D-E. Speakers will be Andy Jang, MD, and Elvira Pan, LCSW.

“Mobilizing Resources and Support” on Friday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kaiser Riverside in Medical Office Building 2, Room MC 3C-D-E. Speakers will be Jerry Arnold-Bell, RN, American Cancer Society, and Kathi McIntyre.

I Can Cope is a free educational program, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Riverside in partnership with the American Cancer Society, aimed at providing empowering information for cancer patients and their loved ones.

The classes are facilitated by medical professionals. Each class highlights a different topic relevant to the cancer experience to enhance knowledge and skills, and empower participants to cope more effectively with the challenges that living with cancer can bring.

For questions at Kaiser Riverside, contact Elvira Pan, LCSW, at (951) 353-4755. For the American Cancer Society, call (800) ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org anytime.

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