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.
Bill Gunn, PhD has been a faculty member at the NH/Dartmouth Family Practice Residency for the past 13 years and holds a clinical appointment at Dartmouth Medical School. He has co-authored two books about the integration of mental health and physical health and coordinates the behavioral health curriculum for the residents. He is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and an approved supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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.
Janet Lehoullier, PTO, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Clinical II earned her Associate in Science in Physical Therapy from Hesser College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Janet presently works in aquatics and out patient orthopaedics with a focus in oncology and lymphedema management. She has also been involved in developing aquatic programs for oncology patients. Janet received PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency in the areas of musculoskeletal and aquatic therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. She also received her Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.
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.
Amy Blanchard, PhD, LMFT is an instructor of Family therapy at Plymouth State and Northcentral University. She sees patients in her own private practice in downtown Concord. Her specialty is Medical Family Therapy and she works with individuals, couples, and families facing issues of health and illness such as cancer.
Our Anticancer Lifestyle Program class meets on Tuesdays from 5-7:30. Class begins March 21 and ends June 6. 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.
2017 Concord Farmers Market – Beginning May 6th, come on down to Main Street in Concord every Saturday from 8:30AM to Noon for your weekly fill of organic produce, mushrooms, herbs, bread and much more! For more information click here.
Local Harvest NH has a variety of CSA options with pickup locations in Concord, Bedford and Hooksett. For more information, visit www.localharvestnh.com
Yoga in the Vineyard – Join NH Power Yoga for an hour of movement, balance and relaxation among the vines at Labelle Winery in Amherst, NH April 23rd from 11AM to Noon. This class is suited for all levels and registration is recommended. $15 per person. Click here for more information.
Get Up and Move After Cancer – Lynne Avery is hosting an exercise series with Concord Hospital’s Center for Health Promotion. You’ll learn and practice activities to help reduce the impact of cancer treatments on bones, muscles, energy level and mood. This is an active and fun series, running Wednesday evenings, 4:30-5:15PM from May 3rd to June 21st. Click here to register.
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.