Specialty Programs

Specialty Programs

Couples Teamwork: Shaping a Strong Future with Chronic Illness
Couples Teamwork is a seven-week program for people with chronic illnesses and their caregivers to set goals and make plans for a strong, healthy future. For the spring session, we invite all people with chronic illnesses and their caregivers, not just spouses or partners. If you are living with a chronic illness and have a care-giving parent, sibling, son, or daughter, please join us! Together the two of you will meet other pairs facing similar issues, each week working through a new topic, from physical fitness to financial issues. The program culminates with the Wellness Resource Fair, connecting you with service providers in the Greater Worcester Area.

Click here for program dates, location, and registration information.

ENCOREplus®: Supporting Survivors
For more than 25 years YWCA has been committed to supporting women with breast cancer.

Through the ENCOREplus® program, women under treatment and recovering from breast cancer have access to a unique, combined peer group support and exercise program. ENCOREplus® is a free program providing valuable physical and emotional support to any woman diagnosed with breast or reproductive cancer.

Emotional Support: Share your thoughts, information, resources and concerns with other women diagnosed with cancer at weekly facilitated peer support group sessions. You’ll also enjoy stress reduction exercises and healing techniques! Choose a day or evening meeting time.

Physical Support: Our weekly aquatic exercise classes are specifically designed to increase upper body strength and range of motion after treatment. Women of all ages and fitness levels can participate and those facing surgical treatment can start as soon as three weeks after surgery.

ENCOREplus meets on Tuesdays, 11:15-11:45 a.m. for physical support and water exercise, and 12:00-1:00 p.m. for an emotional support group.

Call 508-767-2505, ext. 5509 to register.