ROCK SPRINGS — A Wellness and Survivorship Program is now offered by Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center thanks to an $8,330 grant from the Wyoming Department of Health’s Public
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s current Cancer Center patients, survivors and caregivers will have a chance to learn more and participate in wellness activities that promote physical activity, nutrition, and overall health and well-being.
The Cancer Center has partnered with various community entities to offer exercise classes, nutritional counseling, healthy cooking classes, massage, Zumba, swimming, float tanks, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, light therapy, reiki, and more.
Patients can receive vouchers for services offered at Rock Springs Family Recreation Center & Civic Center, Green River Recreation Center, Elements Integrated Wellness Center, Soul Studio, and Escape Day Spa.
Based on their interests, abilities, and health status, staff will work with patients to determine which activities will be best for them to participate in.
The grant makes it possible for the Cancer Center to host a massage therapist once a month for cancer patients. They will be able to participate while they are at the center for treatment or during a follow-up appointment.
The grant will help cover the costs of activities and outings planned for cancer patients and a caregiver. As educational events and fun support group outings are scheduled, cancer survivors and a caregiver will be invited to attend.
“We are just thrilled that we were awarded this grant and will be able to offer these awesome wellness services to our patients,” said Tasha Harris, Director of the Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center. “It is so important for our patients to take care of themselves during and after treatment. This program will give them more opportunities to do so.
It’s important to help provide cancer patients and survivors with the opportunity to increase their participation and education concerning physical activity, nutrition, and overall wellness, thus improving their health and quality of life, Harris said.
For details on this program and questions on eligibility, call 307-212-7565.