Reiki
Monday, August 01, 2016
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Available every Monday between 10 AM and 2 PM by Appointment Only
RSVP is required for 1 hr session, use contact form or call

Relax and feel the new energy float through your body

In alternative medicine, Reiki is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. After Reiki sessions, clients often mention that they feel relaxed, calm, peaceful, more centered, better able to focus and more energetic.

Reiki has its roots in Tebetan, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Japanese and Roman cultures.  The word Reiki is composed of two syllables Rei and Ki.  Reimeans universal, it is always there, available for everybody to tap into. Ki is the energy that sustains life. Life force plays an important role in everything we are and do.  If life force is low, or if it is restricted, one is more vulnerable to illness.  When it is high and flowing freely, a person is less likely to get sick, but instead feels good about himself/herself, and the tasks at hand are welcomed with zest and creativity. 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Esperanza para Mujeres - Riverside, Parkview Hospital
Monday, August 01, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

1st Monday of each month at 5:00 pm
This support group is conducted in Spanish, sessions are FREE and open to all

A support group for women with Breast Cancer and their families - Conducted in Spanish

Esperanza para Mujeres (Hope for Women) is a support group conducted in Spanish for women with breast cancer and their families.  All family members are welcome and child care is available.

The following article was written by Michelle's Place volunteer, Mary Rhodes about Esperanza para Mujeres in 2010.

Michelle's Place Coordinator

Location: 

Founder's Center (PCH)
3885 Jackson St.
92503 Riverside , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Self Help Group - Evening
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Self Help Groups are FREE and Open to All

Have you been recently diagnosed with or are currently going through treatment for breast cancer? Are you a breast cancer survivor? Many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone and that no one in their personal support circle can truly understand what they are going through.

Our Self-Help Groups are a safe haven where women can come together with a trained, experienced facilitator in a safe, welcoming environment. You can gain so much by talking to other women on journeys similar to yours. Our Self-Help Groups offer women the opportunity to be open with their experiences, concerns and questions and to learn from and support each other. Share experiences or just listen. We have four separate Self-Help Groups each month - three are open to all and one is specifically for women with metastatic cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Aug, 3, 2016
Reiki
Monday, August 01, 2016
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Available every Monday between 10 AM and 2 PM by Appointment Only
RSVP is required for 1 hr session, use contact form or call

Relax and feel the new energy float through your body

In alternative medicine, Reiki is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. After Reiki sessions, clients often mention that they feel relaxed, calm, peaceful, more centered, better able to focus and more energetic.

Reiki has its roots in Tebetan, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Japanese and Roman cultures.  The word Reiki is composed of two syllables Rei and Ki.  Reimeans universal, it is always there, available for everybody to tap into. Ki is the energy that sustains life. Life force plays an important role in everything we are and do.  If life force is low, or if it is restricted, one is more vulnerable to illness.  When it is high and flowing freely, a person is less likely to get sick, but instead feels good about himself/herself, and the tasks at hand are welcomed with zest and creativity. 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Mon, Aug, 1, 2016
Esperanza para Mujeres - San Bernardino
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am
This support group is conducted in Spanish, sessions are FREE and open to all

A support group for women with Breast Cancer and their families - Conducted in Spanish

Esperanza para Mujeres (Hope for Women) is a support group conducted in Spanish for women with breast cancer and their families.  All family members are welcome and child care is available.

The following article was written by Michelle's Place volunteer, Mary Rhodes about Esperanza para Mujeres in 2010.

Michelle's Place Coordinator

Location: 

St. Bernardine Medical Center
403 E. Highland Ave
San Bernardino , CA
- Tue, Aug, 9, 2016
Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group - Tuesday
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Support Groups are Free and Open to All

It can be intimidating joining a group for the first time but we are here for you.

Metastatic breast disease is breast cancer that has not just come back, but has made its way through the bloodstream and spread to other organs of the body, such as the bones, liver, or brain. Cancer spread may be present at first diagnosis or after recurrence. Many women can live for years with metastatic cancer that is under control. For these women, living with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer is like living with a chronic disease. Their needs are much different than those of a women recently diagnosed or who's cancer is isolated to the breast.


 

Facilitated By
Rachel Mason

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Tue, Aug, 9, 2016
Self Help Group - Daytime
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 PM
Support Groups are Free and Open to All

Have you been recently diagnosed with or are currently going through treatment for breast cancer? Are you a breast cancer survivor? Many women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone and that no one in their personal support circle can truly understand what they are going through.

Our Self-Help Groups are a safe haven where women can come together with a trained, experienced facilitator in a safe, welcoming environment. You can gain so much by talking to other women on journeys similar to yours. Our Self-Help Groups offer women the opportunity to be open with their experiences, concerns and questions and to learn from and support each other. Share experiences or just listen. We have four separate Self-Help Groups each month - three are open to all and one is specifically for women with metastatic cancer.

 

 

 

 

Provided By
Michelle's Place

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Aug, 10, 2016
Kids Konnected Support Group
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

This is a regularly scheduled event that occurs:

Meets the 2nd Wednesday each month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
RSVP to Michelle's Place and Pizza is Provided!

Cancer Support and Education

Kids Konnected is a support group providing friendship, understanding, education and support to kids who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent to cancer, all free of charge.

The Kids Konnected Support Group meets monthly at Michelle's Place providing support for children 4-18 years old. Facilitated by licensed therapists, Kids Konnected provides an environment where children can share their feelings and fears, learn about cancer and learn that they are not alone.

For more information on this support group, contact Kids Konnected at 949-582-5443 or visit the Kids Konnected website. 

Partner Service and Facilitated by
Kids Konnected
Julie Thornburg

Location: 

Michelle's Place
27645 Jefferson Ave. Suite 117
92590 Temecula , CA
- Wed, Aug, 10, 2016

Pink Ribbon Assistance

How am I going to take care of my family with all these medical bills?

The financial costs associated with breast cancer treatment can be a strain on families, even with health insurance.  Medical costs in the U.S. associated with breast cancer reached $16.5 billion last year and costs only continue to rise.  Researchers believe breast cancer expenses could reach up to $26 billion by 2020.

New breast cancer treatments can cost thousands of dollars a year, and important follow-up care continues long after treatment- sometimes for the remainder of a patient’s life in metastatic cases.  While new technologies are being introduced as resources, they also bring in an added financial burden.  The financial toll on an individual may leave many breast cancer patients looking for help.

The financial strain on breast cancer patients is emerging more and more.  Medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcies in the U.S., and unfortunately many cancer patients put off getting tested or treatment because of the cost.   One study estimated that breast cancer patients pay averages over $700 a month in out-of-pocket medical expenses and few know where to find financial assistance.

Pink Ribbon Assistance

Michelle’s Place established the Pink Ribbon Assistance program to provide support and resources to women going through breast cancer treatment.  Michelle’s Place realizes that fighting breast cancer is difficult enough without the additional concerns of how you will get to your next medical appointment, put food on the table, or pay bills.  Pink Ribbon Assistance provides temporary assistance with grocery gift cards, a Survivor Toolkit, and information on other resources available.

Eligibility Requirements

• Provide photo identification (Driver’s License, State ID, passport, school ID, etc.)
• Live in Riverside or San Bernardino County.
• Be in active breast cancer treatment.

How do I apply for the Pink Ribbon Assistance Program?


Submit the request form and one of our patient navigators will contact you to get the application process started.
 


Other Financial Resources Available to You

The first place to find financial assistance may be with your doctor.  Some drugs may have cheaper alternatives available. Also, the billing office may be able to help by creating a billing plan to spread payment over time.

Medicaid provides health insurance for low-income families who meet requirements.  Some breast cancer patients may also qualify for Social Security disability benefits.  While these can be great resources for some, demand is high and resources may be low.

Breast cancer, and continued treatment can be very expensive.   It’s important to find what resources are available to you and talk to your doctor about reducing your expenses. 

"If there is any message I could pass on it would be to take today's opportunities and live your dreams.  I know sometimes it's hard not to be stressed out by life and bogged with minor problems.  Try to remember what matters most to your heart and be thankful for what you do have."

~ Michelle Watson

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