We all face challenges in our lives, but it’s how we deal with them that defines us. Whether our troubles are health-related, financial, or linked to relationships or loss, every one of us encounters difficulties. I’ve been told that I have a positive attitude towards life and have been asked from where I derive my spirit and how I view my glass as half full.
I believe that some of my attitude is innate, part of it comes from outside influences and still another portion is my choice. Being blessed with an optimistic outlook is the easy part, choosing to see the good in situations sometimes takes a little practice.
I tend to gravitate… Read More >
March is Social Work Month!
Social workers make up most of the members of our psychosocial support team, along with an advanced practice nurse. The psychosocial team helps our patients and families obtain tangible services , as well as, counseling and psychotherapy. Referrals are made for long term counseling and other resources within the community.
The theme this year is “weaving the threads of resilience and advocacy”. As the profession of hope, social workers are employed in more than 50 different fields of practice. Here at the JTCC, the social work health professionals hope to improve the quality of life of our patients and families… Read More >
Each week, in the 8 Pavilion West Conference Room, we set aside a special hour for caregivers of cancer patients. The group, entitled, SUPPORTING THE SUPPORTER, offers family and friends a regular opportunity to share their fears, frustrations and joys as they help their loved ones navigate an often overwhelming process. Those caring for cancer patients often experience as much or more psychological distress than the patients themselves (Carlson et al, 2000), and, with this knowledge, we realize how important it is to offer a support group specifically for caregivers.
While we know that providing care to someone in need can be a rewarding experience, we also know that it… Read More >
STUPID CANCER NORTH NJ (SCNNJ) HAPPY HOUR! September 27th (Thurs.), 7-9pm Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill, 352 West Passaic St, Rochelle Park, NJ
Get connected, meet your peers and join us in supporting young adults in their 20s and 30s affected by cancer at an official "Stupid Cancer Happy Hour", brought to you by your friends over at Stupid Cancer, the nation's largest support community for young adults affected by cancer.
Come out for a different kind of social mixer with no pressure, no judgments, no stigma and—best of all—no sitting around a circle sharing your feelings. Chill out, make friends and hang with folks who… Read More >
“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the work, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves,” said Jack Kornfield.
Is you life so busy trying to balance caregiving with the rest of your family’s needs? Have you ever thought that you need care, just like your loved one does? If so, come learn the ABCs of caregiving – Awareness, Balance, and Connection.
Join us at the Psychosocial Team’s program on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the JTCC first floor conference room. The program will provide tips and information about the challenges and rewards of the caregiver role. Patients, families, friends, and… Read More >