Wellness for Life - Cancer Recovery Program for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

Wellness for Life - Cancer Recovery Program for Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

Incorporate a focus on mind, body, and spirit into your cancer care and recovery.

Wellness for Life is a cancer recovery program for patients, survivors and caregivers. In keeping with the Wellness For Life purpose of integrating wellness components into your cancer treatment, the AHN Cancer Institute and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Erie’s Glenwood location to make supportive, holistic classes and  Y facility access available to cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers at no charge.

Wellness for Life program participants have unlimited access to amenities such as heated pools, low-impact strength machines, and 40+ in-person classes at any of our Y locations. Participants also have access to Y360, the Y’s new streaming platform. You’ll find popular LIVESTRONG workshops, as well as nutrition and holistic classes and guided meditations.

Research shows that by integrating physical activity, proper nutrition, and mind-body-spirit awareness, you can feel better and reduce the side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and weight gain.

We are committed to integrating wellness components into your treatment and helping you make healthy lifestyle changes. We want you to feel empowered to regain control over your cancer.

Qualified participants must obtain a signature from a cancer center employee to confirm eligibility. Qualifications and eligibility form can be found here >>> Wellness For Life Form

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Strength & Courage

Glenwood Park
4/1/24 - 6/29/24

This circuit style class aims to preserve muscle tone and joint motion, combat treatment-related side effects, and increase energy & self-confidence. Strength & Courage will incorporate all of the strength machines in our Basic & Brief room, along with sections of light, low impact cardio. Suitable for all levels.

Registration Required and ONLY for Wellness For Life Members

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MetroBranchNon-Member
3/11/24 6/29/24 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
04/01/24 - 06/29/24
Basic & Brief Room - Mo - 11:00 am - 55 mins
9 / 12 Available Register  
04/01/24 - 06/29/24
Basic & Brief Room - Th - 11:00 am - 55 mins
11 / 12 Available Register