The Geneia clinical team is excited to offer the Anticancer Lifestyle program for cancer survivors. This empowering program provides insights into lifestyle changes that help reduce recurrence of cancer, and is presented in an informative, supportive and fun atmosphere!
Kevin R. Jacoby, MSW, CCM, CCP is manager of case management at Geneia. His responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day activities of the case management department, which is a team of nurses, social workers and support staff. The department is primarily responsible for telephonic and personal outreach to health plan members to address any concerns they may have related to their health and their healthcare coverage.
Kelly M. Brennan, MEd, MCHES, CIC is the director for the health education and lifestyle management department at Geneia. This department supports employers in building strong employee health management platforms in addition to educating individuals about health information. Kelly also oversees the disease management unit, whose primary role is to educate and support individuals living with chronic conditions.
Gina McDonald serves as the Senior Health Coach for Geneia. In this role, Gina is the primary health education consultant for Capital BlueCross, principal facilitator for Empower (weight management program), and Health Coach/Personal Trainer for Capital BlueCross employees.
Heather Tressler has over 15 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and Health Educator in hospital, worksite and community settings. In her career she has provided nutrition and health education programming and consulting in the form of lectures, training and community and corporate outreach.
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle transformation program for cancer survivors, designed to improve well-being and reduce the odds of cancer recurrence. The course gives participants the tools and information they need to make changes in their diet, fitness, stress levels, and exposure to toxins in daily life.
The Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) is being offered to anyone who has had a diagnosis of cancer and who wants to take steps to reduce their risk of recurrence.
The cost of the 12 week program and three maintenance sessions is $120. This cost includes the classroom sessions, the accompanying text book, your participant workbook. and meals at 10 of the 12 sessions. For two sessions, you will be asked to prepare an anti-cancer snack or entree to share with the other members of the class.
The class is scheduled to meet on a weekly basis for 12 weeks, starting on Wednesday, August 31st at Capital Blue Cross’s Enola retail store, and on Thursday September 1st at the Saucon Valley store. There are three additional, monthly maintenance sessions following completion of the course. Regardless of content, each class follows a standard format and meets weekly for 2½ hours. The Enola classes will be held from 5-7:30 PM, and the Saucon Valley classes from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. We review course material for the first hour, take a break for our meal, and then conclude the class material.
Participants will be provided with a detailed agenda for each week, including the recommended readings to prepare for upcoming sessions. The supporting textbook, Anticancer: A New Way of Life, by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, is provided to participants upon enrollment. Instructions on how to access the Anticancer Lifestyle Program website will also be provided.
We certainly understand that you may need to miss a particular class due to personal plans or commitments. However, to garner the full benefits of the class material and the interactions with staff and other participants, it is recommended that absences be kept to a minimum.
An anticancer meal will be provided during the sessions. At various points during the course, coinciding with the sessions that focus on diet, we will be having potluck dinners that will offer participants the opportunity to prepare anticancer meals to share with the group. This experience has been very well received in previous classes, helping to expand individual experiences and to share a sense of adventure in relation to new and different foods!
Class Location and Information:
Classes for community participants will be starting later this year at the Capital Blue Cross retail stores located at Marketplace Way in Enola, and at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. The class in Enola will run Wednesdays from 5:00-7:30 pm, August 31st through November 16th. The Saucon Valley class will be held on Thursdays from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, September 1st through November 17th.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating and would like more information!
Kevin Jacoby, MSW CCM CCP, Manager, Case Management and PSO