Welcome to Community Connect - January 2, 2023

Welcome to 2023! The staff have returned to the office after the holidays, and we are ready to take on 2023 and make it a great year! The office is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please keep an eye on the monthly calendar as we are bringing more support groups and classes back into the office.

In December, we welcomed Alisha Patel to our team as the new Development Associate. Alisha grew up in Ventura County and recently graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science. She is a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor and is excited to bring her own experiences and perspectives to CSCVVSB. In her free time, Alisha enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and mini goldendoodle, Toby.

Next month, we’ll host our first “Coffee with Monica,” so keep an eye out for information to follow.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, filled with new adventures and good health,

Monica Merryman

Executive Director

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara

Thank you for a wonderful 2022!

We had a wonderful and eventful 2022! Thank you to our community for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you. Click here to view a highlight reel from 2022.

Hope Walk 2023

Self Care 3 Series Workshop:

Mantra, Mediation & Movement

with Venius Adams

Session 2 Meditation: Quieting the CALM Within

Monday, January 19, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom

Please join us for a workshop series on Mantra, Meditation, and Movement with Venius! In this workshop series she will introduce simple Selfcare Yoga & Meditation Practices that can be integrated into your daily life. Download the flyer for more information. 


Click here to register to attend.

Alexander Technique with Shula Sendowski

Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom

In this class, Shula will gently guide you to remove unnecessary muscular tension while observing specific imbalances when sitting, standing, walking, and lying down on the mat in the Active Rest position. Download the flyer for more information.


Click here to register to attend.

Click here to RSVP to any of our workshops

Hybrid Support Group starting in January

Starting January 4, 2023, the Wednesday evening All-Cancer Support Group (5-6:30 pm) will be hybrid (in-person and via Zoom). Please contact us for more details.

Click here for Support Group information

New Gentle Yoga Class

We are excited to announce that we will have an in-person Gentle Yoga class with Beth Cook and Phyllis Paul starting January 25, 2023. Pre-registration is required due to safety precautions (no drop-ins). More details to come!

Click here for more Healthy Lifestyle Class information
Click here to view our online calendar!
Click here to view our online calendar

For more information or to attend any online support group, please contact us at Programs@cancersupportvvsb.org 

or call (805) 379-4777.

CSCVVSB operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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