Remote and Virtual Program Offerings

Temporary Virtual Classes and Groups for Remote Access

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities is committed to continuing to serve our community during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19. We know that our community already faces isolation as they live with the impact of cancer, making it even more vital for Gilda’s Club to find ways to create opportunities to gather, connect, and learn…even from the comforts of your own home. In order to continue fulfilling our mission, we are temporarily shifting some of our in-clubhouse programs to virtual platforms. Thank you for your patience as we work to intentionally bring these opportunities to you. We will continue to update this page as virtual opportunities become available.

SUPPORT

Virtual Weekly Support Groups

If you are currently registered for a weekly group, you should have received an email with directions for joining your group via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows group members to meet by video and/or phone. All groups will meet during their regularly scheduled days & times.

*If you did not receive an email, please reach out to Ali@GildasClubTwinCities.org and share your day, time and group name to get details.

Virtual Art Therapy

Virtual Art Therapy Support Group – Mondays from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

This group is open to individuals who want to experience group art therapy from their own home. Participants need access to a computer with a camera to have an optimal participation experience. Everyday materials will be used and sent out prior to group. This group is open to individuals who haven’t previously participated. Group size is limited and you must register in advance. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Art Therapy: Identity Through Art Journaling Thursdays, (April 9 through April 23) from 6:30pm-8:00pm

This group will meet weekly April 9 through April 23 through Zoom. Please plan on attending all occurrences of this group. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Monthly Support Groups

Our monthly support groups (Brain Tumor, Moms Living with Metastatic Cancer, Rare Cancer, Moms Supporting a Child with Cancer, Chronic Cancer, etc.) will be available for registration in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details. If you have previously participated in a monthly support group this year, the facilitator will reach out by email with sign-up details.

Virtual Rare Cancer Support Tuesday, April 7 from 3:00pm-4:30pm

This group will continue meeting monthly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Moms with Metastatic Cancer Support Tuesday, April 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm, and Tuesday, April 28 from 10:30am-11:30am

This group will continue meeting twice a month through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Moms of Children Living with Cancer Support Wednesday, April 15 from 10:30am-11:30am

This group will continue meeting through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Young Adult Caregiver Support Wednesday, April 22 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

This group will continue meeting monthly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Customized Membership Plans

We are still providing 1:1 Customized Membership Plans for individuals who attended a New Member Meeting and are currently scheduled or want to be scheduled. These sessions will be scheduled through Zoom. For more information about these plans or how to become a member, contact Annie Stone.

New Member Meetings

There are currently no New Member Meetings scheduled. We are working to identify ways of bringing new individuals into the community. Those whose meetings were cancelled we will reconnect once we have a definitive plan. Stay tuned! Until then, consider checking out some of our virtual educational and healthy lifestyle sessions. For more information about New Member Meetings or how to become a member, contact Annie Stone.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Virtual Gentle Yoga Mondays from 9:30am – 10:30am

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Singing Bowl Meditation Tuesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Open Art Studio Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Candlelight Yoga Tuesday, April 7 and 21 from 5:30pm-6:30pm

This group will continue meeting bi-weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Improv for Life! Wednesdays from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Meditative Movements Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Medical Qigong Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual Food for Life Thursdays, (April 16 through May 7) from 5:30pm-6:30pm

This group will continue meeting weekly through Zoom, please plan on attend all occurrences of this class. Registration is required. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

EDUCATION

Virtual Advance Care Directives Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day in April, Gilda’s Club is partnering with Honoring Choices and Cancer Legal Care for a virtual workshop on Advance Care Planning on Wednesday, April 15. If you want to learn more and take part in the conversation and process, join us. Family & friends are welcome to participate, too. Please make sure everyone is signed up online! Anyone from the community is welcome, so share away. It will be a gift to have you take part. All adults 18+ are welcome to attend.
In partnership with Honoring Choices Minnesota and Cancer Legal Care.

Virtual Rituals for Revitalizing Caregivers Wednesday, April 22 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

This class will lay out some small adjustments for caregivers on the go. We will discuss tips for easing stress and anxiety through positive habits including the foods we buy, choices to manage cravings, and other habits. Getting creative is important, and some lifestyle patterns can take us a long way in meeting our own needs as we care for others.

CHILDREN, TEEN AND FAMILY

Virtual AYA Art Mondays (April 6 and April 20) from 3:00pm-5:00pm

his series, for youth ages 13-26, will move the focus from all these WHATS to instead creatively exploring HOW you are using your time and energy and ways to bring meaning and intention into your daily life and activities.

A Virtual Family Art Mondays, (April 13 and April 27) from 3:00pm-5:00pm

This group will encourage family togetherness through creative expression. Art is a safe way to process emotions and explore shifts occurring in the family. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your Mind Body account or with the button below.

Virtual AYA Cooking Night Monday, April 13 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Perpare a taco dinner from scratch together. It is good for your creative juices – and your stomach! In partnership with Children’s Hospital MN.

Virtual Kid Support Monday, April 20 from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Kids, who have a family member with cancer, come together to learn skills that help them better understand and cope with cancer.

If you are a Gilda’s Club family and have any questions, concerns or need support, please reach out to Annie Stone at Annie.Stone@GildasClubTwinCities.org.

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Virtual Coffee Talk Fridays, (April 10 through April 27) from 9:30am-10:30am

Looking for a chance to informally connect with others during this time? Join us for an online social with program director, Ali DeCamillis. There will be no agenda, simply open conversation and a chance to connect with others in the community. If you feel inspired, you are welcome to share a poem, a quote, a joke, a song, or anything else that inspires you. All are welcome…new members, too! So grab your cup o’ joe (or tea and a tasty treat) and let’s connect!

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Please see our Resources webpage for reliable resources. You can also utilize our parent organization’s Cancer Support Helpline Monday-Friday at 888-793-9355 for additional support. Also, check out this flyer for a quick reminder about all the amazing local cancer community organizations serving adults with cancer. We collaborated to put this resource together.