Recipients of The Randi Friedman Wellness Grants can choose from among hundreds of studios across the state of Massachusetts. Here are a few of the many partners that support our mission of bringing supplemental wellness to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to practice restorative yoga, gentle Pilates, meditation, mindfulness and stress reduction.
SOLD OUT!!!!!!! Thank you Josh Smith, the fabulous vendors, and friends of Boston Cancer Support for making the 1st Annual Chefs Care: Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser a night to remember. The evening of fine wines, stations with top chefs’ signature dishes, and a silent auction benefiting patients battling cancer in Massachusetts was a huge success. Josh […]
By Marlys Johnson My husband Gary was diagnosed with late-stage disease, whereupon the experts projected two years due to his relatively young age, good shape, and the fact that prostrate cancer is slow-growing. But Gary beat the two-year deadline. In fact, he lived ten high-volume, courageous years. And if I needed to assign credit for his […]
A friend of mine started dating a man six months after he was diagnosed with cancer. At the beginning of their relationship, he was open about his health issues. And then cancer showed up stronger, and he walled himself off. “He won’t let me give him any hands-on care,” my friend said. “And he doesn’t […]
Not too long ago, I stumbled across an email sent as an update to our kids and siblings on how my husband, Gary, was faring with cancer: “We’re home from Hospice House,” I wrote. “Gary’s still pretty sharp, his sense of humor is still intact, but there’s been quite a bit of change in the […]
Advice for Caregivers and Friends
Honoring Choices Massachusetts is a consumer focused, nonprofit that informs and empowers adults to make a personal health care plan that honors their values and choices all through their lives. Every adult or their health care agent and guardian, has the right to be fully informed about their health and make choices for care that reflect each […]
If you or your partner have been diagnosed with cancer, there will be a lot to take care of. If you are a single parent, the pressure can feel overwhelming. Between making medical appointments and attending support groups, organizing childcare should not have to be an additional stressor. Backup childcare is available throughout the […]
By Constance Gustke, The New York Times Sometimes paying for a loved one’s health care expenses literally takes a crowd. Norm Breyfogle, a comic book artist known for his work on Batman, found himself struggling after a stroke in December. He had no health insurance. He was partly paralyzed on his left side, unable to […]
What is Palliative Care? Palliative care can begin as early as the onset of treatment to help patients feel more comfortable by focusing on the relief of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, anxiety, depression, lack of appetite, nausea, and constipation. Palliative care services refers to any care that alleviates symptoms, even if there is hope of a cure by other means. It is not suggested due to life expectancy, like hospice care.