UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Cancer Survivorship Center To Open In Fairfield

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cancer Survivorship Center To Open In Fairfield

Cyclists in the Connecticut Challenge have pedaled a million miles preparing for and riding in the annual fundraising event. On Monday, they will finally be able to see what all that hard work was for as the Connecticut Challenge Center for Survivorship opens in Fairfield.
The doors will swing open at the facility at 250 Pequot Ave. in Southport. It is the first of its kind in the nation that is not affiliated with a hospital and will offer exercise classes, psychosocial support, nutrition and education. Cancer survivors will be eligible to enroll in a 12-week program that includes a variety of wellness activities.
The center has everything survivors need to promote healthy lifestyles. It includes a kitchen, private showers, a meditation garden, consultation rooms, exercise equipment and a large fitness room for yoga and Pilates classes. The room has drop-down shades for survivors to exercise without stares, prejudice or emotional discomfort.
“We had a lot of time to plan, and we did our homework,’’ said Tamara Deyle, the center’s program director. “We talked with survivors and found out what they wanted. This is the product of that as well as the vision of our founder, Jeff Keith.” READ MORE:

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