Virtual Support Group Meetings for Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers

We invite you to join us at our monthly Education and Support Meetings for Survivors & Caregivers and/or Education and Support Meetings for Grieving Families & Friends. 

Monthly virtual meetings are 90 minutes long. The format includes a 30-45 minute educational presentation led by a professional on that topic, followed by questions, answers, optional sharing and networking. Smaller breakout groups may be offered to provide a place for personal discussions.

All of our sessions are available for up to 25 attendees at no cost to participants. Please RSVP via email HERE or call or text 952-456-2845 to receive login instructions.

A trust of privacy for information shared in a group setting is the shared responsibility of all group members and the facilitator(s). Please view and agree to the following agreement of confidentiality HERE.

Education and Support for Lung Cancer Patients, Survivors, & Caregivers

Survivor photo shirt backAs you and your loved ones find your way through the lung cancer journey, the ABOH patient, survivor, and caregiver group is an excellent resource, not only for the information provided but also for the camaraderie of spirit. Survivors who are no longer in treatment are always welcome.

People living with lung cancer and their primary caregivers are invited to attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings are hosted through Zoom and can be accessed by phone or computer. Each meeting includes a presentation on a topic important to survivors and caregivers, then may move to chat rooms separated into smaller groups.

Upcoming Meetings: 

  • December 13: Financial Toxicity and Cancer; Jackie Miller, Director of Oncology Navigation, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Jefferson Health
  • January 17: Panel of Hope: Lung cancer survivors share their stories of success and hope; Moderated by Teri Kast, CNS (retired)
  • February 21: Tools to overcome Anxiety and Scanxiety; Meg Ryan, MD.
  • March 21: Understanding and Coping with Anticipatory Grief; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT
  • April 18: Developments and directions of lung cancer treatments in 2023; TBD.
  • May 16: Using your faith during your lung cancer journey; TBD.
  • June 20: Navigating clinical trials; TBD.

Previous Meetings HERE

Contact our office by phone or text at 952-456-2845 with questions or RSVP HERE.

Education and Support for Grieving Families & Friends

Shirt rose raftAs you and your loved ones find your way through grief following a significant loss to lung cancer, we invite you to join others who share your experience and the many challenges of mourning. The meetings provide an opportunity for families and friends to learn new tools for coping, and through the small groups, a chance to share as they feel comfortable with others on a similar journey.

People working through the loss of a loved one to lung cancer are invited to attend meetings free of charge on the first Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. Each meeting includes a presentation on a topic important to those experiencing grief. Adult children, spouses, friends, and extended family members are invited to attend. Meetings are hosted through Zoom and can be accessed by phone or computer.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • December 1: Carry the Old Over to the New: Transitioning into a New Year While Grieving; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • January 5: Technology Detox: How To Handle Your Deceased Loved One’s Social Media and Technology; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • February 9: The Power of Grief Breaks; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • March 2: Piles of Love: Sorting Through Loved Ones’ Belongings; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • April 6: Ambiguous Loss: The Hidden Losses; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • May 4: The Ripple Effects of Grief; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • June 1: Panel Discussion: Financial Planning After A Loss; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor
  • July 13: Telling Your Grief Story: Share with Care; Brittany Squillace, MA, LMFT, Licensed Grief Counselor

Previous Meetings HERE

Contact our office by phone or text at 952-456-2845 with questions or RSVP HERE.

Additional Resources/Groups: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation supports local lung cancer groups in the Twin Cities and offers information on cancer support groups open to all cancer patients and their families.