COVID-19

With the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to make sure we provide you, the cancer community, with digital resources, hangouts and other information to keep you all informed on the latest with COVID-19 and online support groups from Elephants and Tea and the fantastic organizations we partner with.

We will continue to update this page as new resources become available. Please feel free to share this with family and friends.

If you would like us to consider a resource for this page please email Nick Giallourakis at nick@elephantsandtea.com. Thank you and be safe! #WeAreTheHerd #StayHome



COVID-19 Informational Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Outbreak

Cancer & COVID-19 Resource Packet by Imerman Angels

 


Elephants and Tea Digital Resources, Information, and Events

Virtual Happy Hour
Every Friday join us for Virtual Happy Hour at 5:30pm Eastern Time! Click here for Zoom link.

Facebook Group
Click here to join our AYA Facebook Group 

YA Cancer Gabfest – December 7th – 12th – Click here to register!
Throughout the week of December 7th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we interact together. Our goal is to empower attendees to embrace their voice. You are the expert in your own care, so along with experts in the fields, Gabfest will combine and elevate the individual voices of the young adult cancer community.



Live Digital Events

Upcoming Live

Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:30pm EDT – Lunch & Learn: The quest for reliable health information – presented by MD Anderson
Lunch & Learn is designed for patients, caregivers, volunteers and employees to hear the latest news and information related to cancer from MD Anderson experts. It’s also a good chance for patients and caregivers to connect with others.

Tuesday, September 22, 4pm – 5:30pm EDT – Meeting You Where You Are – presented by AYA@USC
Occupational Therapy Treatment to Address Life Transitions, Community Reintegration and Healthy Coping Strategies

On Demand Recordings

COVID-19 Concerns Webinar – presented by Stupid Cancer

COVID-19: Guidelines and Coping Strategies for Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Patients & their Loved Ones During the Pandemic – presented by nbmtLink

Moving Forward: How to Live, Thrive and Stay Safe with COVID-19 – presented by nbmtLink

COVID 19 and the transplant patient – presented by BMT InfoNet

 



Virtual Hangouts

September

Monthly Reoccurring Hangouts

 



Wellness, Mindfulness, and Creative Resources

Free Drop-In Virtual Mindfulness Meditation Classes by True North Treks
We have been in the process of rolling out free, drop-in video conference based mindfulness classes starting the first week of April, and now due to social distancing, the timing couldn’t be better. If you want to start or strengthen your mindfulness practice, please consider attending some of these video-conference based classes, taught by some of TNT’s amazing mindfulness guides.

Virtual Yoga & Guided Meditation with Epic Experience
“Bugaboo” Piper Gould comes to you from Denver Colorado. She is an alumni camper of Epic Experience from summer 2019 and a volunteer.
She will teach a virtual yoga class ending in a guided meditation on various dates. This will be beginner level and we hope you and your family will join us as we practice social distancing while keeping healthy during these times! Join This Zoom Call – https://zoom.us/j/9598676696

New Virtual LIT Program from Epic Experience: Hosted Virtually Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00-12:30pm PST.
We are excited to announce a new opportunity to keep us moving with our partners Sweat City Fitness. This is low impact training.These classes are free of charge and meant to empower adult cancer survivors and thrivers beyond cancer while staying home during these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.Please ensure that you sign and review the waiver before entering the class. We encourage all participants to enter the Zoom conferencing room 5-10 minutes early.

Restorative Yoga – Every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm EDT
MD Anderson presents Young Adult Virtual Programs. Grab your yoga mats and join a restorative yoga class led by Dan’s House of Hope. Email cancer180@mdanderson.org to receive the activity link.

Virtual Young Adult Art Sessions – Thursday, September 15th at 7:30pm EDT & 9:30pm EDT
Join us on 4th Tuesday of every month for an interactive art session with virtual guidance by Kasey Marsh from MD Anderson Childrens Art Project – Email cancer180@mdanderson.org to receive the activity link.

Poetry & Expressive Writing Self-Care Workshop – Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30pm EDT – Click here to join
To provide a safe, supportive place for cancer fighters and caregivers to read, write, and share poetry for self-care and connection.

Hearts Need Art – Virtual One on One Sessions – Click here for more information
Hearts Need Art is a nonprofit based in San Antonio, TX that creates moments of joy, self-expression, and connection for those facing life-altering health challenges through arts engagement, advocacy, and innovation. Happy Creating!

Upcoming Important Date with Hearts Need Art

October 8:  Day of Art, Music and Creative Support on FB and YouTube.
October 29: Game Night at 7pm cdt
November 12:  Day of Art, Music and Creative Support on FB and YouTube.
December 10:  Day of Art, Music and Creative Support on FB and YouTube.

 


Financial Support

Triage Cancer – Read our recently published blog with various financial and insurance resources related to COVID-19: https://triagecancer.org/comprehensive-updates-financial-insurance-resources-covid-19.

Key Changes to Insurance, Finances, & Work During COVOD-19 on demand, 2020 by Triage Cancer
This webinar, presented in partnership with AOSW, will provide up-to-the-minute information about changes to health insurance and employment, including new options for paid sick leave, paid family leave, and unemployment benefits. We will also cover recent changes and new rules that may impact an individual’s financial situation, including cash assistance, student loans, mortgages, evictions, utilities, and more. State approaches to the electronic creation and execution of estate planning documents will also be discussed.

Visit CancerFinances.org to check out our new module related to COVID-19 & Cancer.

Family Reach’s #WESEEYOU Campaign – Let’s Stand Up for Cancer Patients
Helping families reach the other side of cancer has always been Family Reach’s priority, and we have a responsibility to understand this new reality and respond with targeted solutions. That’s why we created an Emergency COVID-19 Fund, allowing us to continue reaching families with immediate financial support, including those most affected by this crisis. You can help by donating to the fund and raising awareness so the cancer community knows we see them  — and that help is on the way. Thank you for standing with us!


Blogs

LLS Blog



Online Support Groups and Chats

LLS Online Chats

LLS Community and Support

Cancer Support Helpline from the Cancer Support Community – Toll free hotline and online chat

Free at Home Hotline for Help

 


Other Great Free Resources

Free crafts classes with code SELFCARE

Opera classics online for free (according to schedule) – Paris opera

Free amazon audibles

Free Pixar illustration classes – Pixar in a box Khan academy

Free Broadway online (for a week) 

Free Ivy League courses – Computer science, business, humanities data science, personal development, art & design etc

 

 

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