Advanced Cancer Support Programs (Oasis)
Please Note: You must select a specific program page (linked below) in order to register for an Oasis Program.
Wellspring’s Oasis programs provide a safe and understanding community for patients living with advanced cancer.
Patients with advanced cancer live with uncertainty, and a fusion of emotional and physical health challenges. Oasis provides a collection of programs designed just for their needs; a safe place to be with others for honest and unscripted explorations of experiences.
Oasis programs consist of two components: Oasis Advanced Cancer Support Group and Oasis Art Expression Studio. These programs are restricted to members with metastatic or advanced cancer.
Support groups are a proven model of community and safety where any concern can be brought forward, explored and shared. Led by professionals who understand the nature of advanced disease, this program invites unedited conversation that draws from the core of members’ realities.
Oasis Art Expression Studio (Note: This program is only available at Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House.
Research into the unique needs of patients with advanced cancer identified a clear wish for an opportunity to just ‘be’ with others from their own community, with understanding, togetherness and the shared value of living life in the moment. Wellspring’s Oasis Art Expression Studio is the answer to that call, providing a protected space for self-directed artistic expression under the guidance of a professional artist.
For those who have completed the 20 week Cancer Exercise program, and are dealing with advanced or metastatic cancer, Wellspring is pleased to provide a weekly cancer exercise program. This program is geared to people who need continual monitoring of their exercise regime.
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