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Classes

Smoking Cessation Classes

Quitting smoking is not easy, but you can do it. Both Providence St. Mary and Walla Walla General Hospital offer free smoking cessation classes throughout the year. For more information or to register, call Mardi Hagerman at (509) 522-5700 at Providence St. Mary, or call Walla Walla General Hospital at (509) 522-2424.

CLIMB

Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB) is a support program dedicated to the emotional support of children who have a parent or grandparent or other family member with cancer. The free program offers six weekly, 90 minute group meetings for children ages 6 to 13. During the meetings discussion and arts and crafts are used to help children express their feelings. For the most recent schedule, place and time, call Barbara Bates in the Cancer Center at (509) 522-5700.

Creative Expressions

Creative Expressions helps cancer patients explore painting as a means of expressing feelings in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental setting. There is no need for prior experience and materials are provided. The emphasis is not on the end product, but on the creative process. Classes of no more than six participants meet on scheduled Wednesdays from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. For the next series of classes and place, contact facilitator Barbara Bates in the Cancer Center at (509) 522-5700.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better, an American Cancer Society program, helps women with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. Patients learn how to deal with hair loss using wigs, turbans, scarves and various accessories. This program is held in the Cancer Center conference room the third Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Look Good Feel Better is facilitated by Community Resource Coordinator Mardi Hagerman. For more information, call (509) 522-5700.