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 New Member Meetings Wednesdays, (June 10 and June 24) from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

New To Gilda’s Club? Step through our welcoming virtual red doors, and learn about the five cornerstones of our program of support and take a video tour of our relaxing, uplifting and comfy clubhouse. Sign up for a Virtual New Member Meeting below.

For more information about New Member Meetings or how to become a member, contact Annie Stone.

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 GroupMondays 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Art Therapy: Identity Through Art Journaling Thursdays, (May 7-June 18) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Art Therapy and Mindfulness Wednesday, (May 13-June 24) from 10:30am – 12:00pm

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 MindBody 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, June 2 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Moms of Children Living with Cancer Wednesday, June 3 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Moms with Metastatic Cancer Support Tuesdays, (June 9 and June 23) from 10:30am – 12:00pm

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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Chronic Cancer Support – Wednesday, June 10 from 10:30am – 12:00pm

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

Virtual Brain Tumor SupportWednesday, June 24 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Young Adult Caregiver SupportWednesday, June 24 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Virtual Gentle YogaMondays 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 MindBody 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Open Art StudioTuesdays 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 MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Lost and Found Writing Workshop– Tuesdays, (June 9 and June 23) from 5:00pm – 6:15pm

This group will begin meeting bi-weekly through Zoom. Registration is required. Please plan on attend ALL sessions of this group. Register through class registration on the top of our website, directly through your MindBody account or with the button below.

Virtual Candlelight Yoga Tuesdays, (June 2 and June 16) 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 MindBody 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 (Exception: Thursday, June 25 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm)

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 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 23 through May 14) from 5:00pm – 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.

This class is closed.

EDUCATION

Virtual Reading Lab Results for Multiple Myeloma – Tuesday, June 9 from 11:00am – 12:00pm

This workshop will meet through Zoom. Registration is required. This talk is an overview of lab values in multiple myeloma such as blood counts, chemistry, imaging, and bone marrow results. Bring a notebook, pen and a ready to learn attitude.

Virtual Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) – Thursday, June 18 from 10:30am – 12:30pm

This workshop will meet through Zoom. Registration is required. SMART helps you understand your brain’s vulnerabilities and develop a focused and sustained attention and resilient mindset that also helps manage daily stressors. You will learn a set of transformative principles to help enhance health, resilience, well being, relationships and reverse burnout. All are welcome to attend.

Virtual Cognitive Impairment and Fatigue – Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This workshop will meet through Zoom. Registration is required. Fatigue after cancer treatment is a very common complaint, and can last months, even years. Along with fatigue, people often feel as if they cannot think straight, have “fuzzy” brains, and have difficulty concentrating and problem solving. Join us for a discussion on managing these issues. Take home a few strategies to help yourself or another, and start on the path to live life with more energy and less “chemo fog”!

CHILDREN, TEEN AND FAMILY

Virtual Kid Support – Monday, June 8 and June 22 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Virtual AYA Cooking Night – Monday, June 29 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy preparing a dinner from scratch together over Zoom. It is good for your creative juices – and your stomach!

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 from 9:00am-10:00am

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!

Virtual Evening of Remembrance – Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

All Gilda’s Club members and their friends and family are welcome to join and remember the people we love that have died due to cancer. RSVP required for yourself and any guests.

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.