Out-of-town cancer patients offered wellness programs
There’s a place in downtown Baltimore where out-of-town cancer patients can go and stay for free while they are in treatment. And now the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge at Baltimore is adding some a set of services that will help them cope with that treatment.
The Wellness Program, which launches Thursday, will be the first of its kind in the country, according to the cancer society. It will offer patients and caregivers activities for their bodies and minds, including yoga, massage therapy, nutrition counseling and one-on-one personal training, among other options. They will learn to sustain their programs.
The hope is they cope better with side effects and feel better. This program is also free.
“Our overall goal with this wellness program is to help cancer patients transition into strong and healthy proactive cancer survivors that feel secure in their mind, body and spirit,” said Jessie Bernstein, Hope Lodge Wellness Program coordinator, in a statement. “We have a terrific team of volunteers who are experts in the field of health and wellness.”
The lodge was opened in 1987 and is funded through donations to the cancer society, Hope Lodge residents, local businesses and foundations. The property was donated by the University of Maryland.
There are 31 such lodges around the country. For more information on the facility click here.
For information on other support and treatment programs, click here.