In 2011, Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care launched the Anticancer Lifestyle Program, a 12-week lifestyle transformation program for cancer survivors and those with genetic risk factors. Our mission is to help you understand what your lifestyle changes should be, how to make them, and why they are so important.
Lynne Avery, RN, BSN is a Health Promotion Nurse at the Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion. She also has a Health fitness specialist certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Lynne’s focus has been working with individuals, as well as groups, incorporating activity and lifestyle changes for better health and well- being.
Katrina Brow, DPT is a Physical Therapist at Concord Hospital. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson, she is STAR certified (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation), which is designed to present a multi-disciplinary approach to the rehabilitation of cancer patients throughout all stages of their treatment.
Deborah Clark, MA, MSC is the Spiritual Care Manager at Concord Hospital. She is an Ordained Interfaith Minister and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who works with patients and families individually and in groups. She is also a Reiki Master and uses this and other complementary modalities in her clinical work.
Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW is an oncology social worker at Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, and as part of that role facilitates cancer support groups.
Mary Danca, MD is a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist on the faculty at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency where she brings mindfulness to her own clinical practice and to the training of the family medicine residents. She also leads mindfulness programs for providers on the Concord Hospital staff and has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes at the Center for Health Promotion.
Deborah de Moulpied, MEd is the founder and previous owner of Bona Fide Green Goods, a healthy and green living lifestyle store. For years Deborah was a Certified Athletic Trainer and very active in the health and fitness profession. Teaching about home toxins brings together her two passions, the environment and health. Deborah is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental toxins and ways to reduce exposure to toxins commonly found in the home.
Alex Brown, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Behavioral Health Faculty at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program at Concord Hospital, where his primary role is to teach and train resident physicians, specifically in the areas of communication, relationship building, mental health, and health behavior change. He also has several years of experience working as an integrated behavioral health clinician in primary care settings, helping those sites to offer interdisciplinary, whole-person care. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University, and completed a joint post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Traci Komorek, RD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian working per diem for the Payson Center. In addition she owns her own business Fresh Roots Nutrition LLC where she specializes in wellness, disease prevention and lifestyle changes. She enjoys making healthy eating fun for the whole family. She is passionate about whole organic foods and likes to really see where her food comes from. She has an office in Concord and does worksite wellness programs for companies around the Concord area.
Megan Ryder, RD, CSO is the registered dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition at Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care. In her role at the Payson Center, she helps patients prepare for cancer treatment, manage side effects during treatment, and learn how to select, cook, and enjoy fresh/local foods for optimal health.
Jeanna Walsh, MD is a practicing medical oncologist with New Hampshire Oncology Hematology offices. She has a special interest in optimizing quality of life and clinical outcomes for cancer patients following treatment.
Our Anticancer Lifestyle Program class meets on Tuesdays from 5-7:30. Class begins March 20 and ends June 5. Students should check our Class Information section weekly for updates. In the sections below, we will provide details on how to prepare for upcoming sessions, post announcements about upcoming classes, and add updates about upcoming local events and helpful resources.
The cost of the 12-week program is $120.00 and some insurance policies will reimburse. There may be some scholarships available, please ask if you are in need.
Classes meet from 5-7:30 pm for 12 consecutive weeks twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Dinner is provided.
The class is limited to cancer survivors or those with genetic risk factors at this time. However family members are encouraged to attend the second and third maintenance meetings in the months after the 12-week program.
There is a small amount of prep work to be done before each class which consists of online work and reading.
Yoga 4Cancer – Yoga 4cancer (y4c) is a specialized yoga that is tailored to address the physical and emotional needs of cancer survivors. This gentle and restorative approach focuses on how to stimulate the immune system through movement, improve flexibility & strength along with reduced anxiety and boost overall well-being. 7 week series meets Wednesdays at the Center for Health Promotion on South Main Street in Concord from 5:00-6:00 PM.
Dates: January 17-February 28, 2018 OR March 7-April 18, 2018
Look for programs and register online at www.concordhospital.org or call 603-230-7300
Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting – Join us on Friday, February 16th for a fun evening of wine tasting and socializing! Proceeds to benefit The Genetic Counseling Program at Concord Hospital Breast Care Center. For more information, click here
Rock ‘N Race – The annual Merrimack County Savings Bank Rock ‘N Race helps to benefit and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Join more than 5,000 participants in the largest 5K race/walk north of Boston while enjoying an evening of activity, food and live music. Thursday, May 17th, from 6:00-9:00PM at the NH State House Plaza. For more information, click here
Interested in joining the program, or have another inquiry? Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.