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Our activities are completely free of charge and intended to help heal and strengthen those impacted by cancer. Anyone diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones is welcome to attend our active programs.

Check our calendar regularly, as our activities are being updated each month. Schedules are subject to change and we kindly request that you RSVP by calling (406) 752-0130 for group activities so we can plan accordingly. Below are the four areas of focus for KRH Cancer Support & Survivorship activities. 

Education

There are so many questions that arise related to a cancer diagnosis. Getting advice and tips from others can make help speed the process to greater understanding and self-confidence. Our educational classes are intended to broaden your knowledge of topics relating to cancer treatment and recovery. They are open to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. These classes include nutrition and cooking classes, beauty classes, spiritual health opportunities, and options such as wig-fitting.

Click on the class name to register for your preferred dates.  

Cooking for Wellness
3rd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Pat Dickey, registered dietitian, for some easy, interesting and fun ideas in the kitchen. We will demo several ideas, and you will enjoy some tasty tidbits. There will be recipes to take home. Sponsored by Halt Cancer at X. 
 
Advance Care Planning: Opening up the Conversation
Last Wednesday, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Every adult should take part in advance care planning. We will touch on different types of life sustaining treatments, the importance of exploring how your personal values and beliefs impact the kind of care you receive, and how to share this information with your family and loved ones. Lunch will be provided.

Treat Yourself Beauty Class
November 6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The Treat Yourself Beauty Class is a chance to step away from the everyday hustle that cancer brings to your life and do something just for you. Cancer can take a lot away from you, but we want to offer this opportunity to take back some power and feel confident in your appearance. Learn new techniques in skin care and makeup routines. Working with a cosmetologist you have the ability to ask any questions and learn as much as you want. KRH Cancer Support & Survivorship will provide you with a makeup bag filled with product and brushes so all you need to do is join us. Please call (406) 752-0130 to reserve your spot! Light snacks will be served. RSVP required, 5 spaces available.
 

Support and Social Connections

Hearing from others dealing with cancer can be very helpful because they are figuring their way through new day-to-day challenges and emotional reactions - just like you are. Exchanging information and talking about your feelings with others can help boost your knowledge, reduce feelings of loneliness, and help foster a greater sense of hope. Support groups and social gatherings meet regularly and include Cancer Support Group, Caregiver Support Group, Women’s Cancer Support Group and Living with Loss.  Check the calendar for schedules and please note that all participants who wish to attend a support group are first required to meet with our Program Director for orientation. Please call to learn more at (406) 752-0130. Click on the class name to register for your preferred dates.  

Click on the class name to register for your preferred dates.  

Leaving a Legacy: Individual Session
2nd and 4th Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m.
Creating your legacy leaves something tangible for your loved ones to hold onto. This could be a video, audio recording, book, or a life map. Creating this project can be healing for you and provide comfort and a reminder to your loved ones who you were and what was important to you. CSS provides all materials; all you have to do is reserve your session. Feel free to bring 1-3 family members or friends to accompany you. 

Living with Loss
1st and 3rd Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This is an open group to any family member, caregiver or friend who has lost someone to cancer within the past two years.
 
Caregiver Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This group is intended to allow family and friends time to talk about their experiences related to cancer and caregiving.
 
Cancer Support Group
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This group is for those who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, at any stage.

Women’s Cancer Support Group
2nd Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Come connect with other women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
 
Bosom Buddies
Specific dates
This is a one-on-one mentoring and support opportunity for people with breast cancer, in all stages of treatment and survivorship. Interested participants are paired with a mentor who has been through cancer treatment and is living well beyond cancer.
 
Book Club
Specific dates
Join us for a fun and interesting evening of discussing the book of the month. We as a group will decide what to read each month.
 

Mind and Body

These offerings focus on stress-reduction and strength-building for anyone affected by cancer and their family and friends. Yoga classes or Pilates practice is a great way to gently keep moving even when you don’t feel like. These are more quiet times to focus on healing, friendship, relaxation and education for those impacted by cancer.

Click on the class name to register for your preferred dates.  

Horse Healing
Specific dates
Join Brenda Westwood of Horse Sense Healing and experience the healing power of the horses with supportive coaching. No horse experience required. No riding will occur. Sponsored by Halt Cancer at X.
 
Pilates
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join Perrey Sobba and her staff at CSS for Pilates. Through small movements, use of breath and focus, Pilates can improve posture, help you regain balance and increase flexibility and strength in your entire body.
 
Yoga
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Regaining some control over your body can be a powerful healing tool. Participants will be safely led through breath work and yoga poses to help restore balance, flexibility and strength.
 

Healthy Lifestyle

Your normal routine, sleep cycle, and energy levels require monitoring and regulation to ensure you are the healthiest you can be during treatment and recovery.  Also, staying active and socially engaged can be a positive catalyst in recovery. We offer an array of activities with varied energy commitments to the community so you can stay connected during all your phases of cancer treatment. Activities offered may include art therapy, horse healing, local hikes, lake kayaking and opportunities for social interaction like a knitting or book club. Thank you to Halt Cancer at X for their generous support of all the Health Excursions we offer.

Click on the class name to register for your preferred dates.  

Moving On: Life after Breast Cancer
2nd Tuesday 2 - 4 p.m.
This class focuses on nutrition, weight management and activity after breast cancer treatment by teaching the components of a healthy diet, teaching ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, and exploring the relationship between cancer and specific food/drinks.
 
Walk with Ease
Mondays at The Summit, 2:15 p.m.
Instruction and participation in walking with poles and minimizing stress to joints.
 
Basic Water Exercise
Saturdays at The Summit, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Stretch and strengthen muscles while increasing flexibility and range of motion.

Upcoming Active Outings

SUMMER 2018 - Click on the event name to book your reservation.

Hiking John’s Lake Loop Trial in Glacier National Park
Friday, July 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take an easy hike on the beautiful John’s Lake Loop Trail in Glacier National Park. Trail is a relatively flat 1.8 mile round trip loop, just east of Lake McDonald Lodge. Lunch to follow.  RSVP required; call 407-1704.
 
Kayaking in Somers Bay
Friday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take a lively and fun paddle around Somers Bay and the Bay’s chain of Juniper Islands. Paddle in and around the historic pier system remaining from the 1900’s Somers Lumber Company, and enjoy sightings of native birds. No paddling experience required. RSVP required; call 407-1704. Space limited.
 
The Event at Rebecca Farm
Friday, July 20, time TBD
For more than a decade, Rebecca Farm has created courses of the highest quality, and The Event is the biggest of its kind in the United States. In addition to the competition, a trade fair with arts and crafts is also offered throughout The Event with a wide range of food concessions. The tentative schedule of events for July 20 is dressage, cross-country and show jumping (times to be determined). Please bring a blanket or chair for spectating. RSVP required; call 407-1704.
 
Horse Back Riding in Glacier National Park
Friday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Apgar Meadows One Hour Ride: Great for beginners, families and seasoned riders alike! Enjoy scenic mountain views along the Flathead River of Lower McDonald Creek under the shaded canopy of the lodge pole forest. RSVP required; 407-1704. Space limited.
 
Hiking in Glacier National Park
Friday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come join us on a hike in the beautiful Glacier National Park. Trail is to be determined as Going to the Sun road and potential fire season will affect options. Lunch to follow. RSVP required; call 407-1704.
 
Kayaking at The Raven
Friday, August 24, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely evening paddle along the east shore of Flathead Lake. Paddle up an appetite and finish your evening with libations and dinner at the Raven in Woods Bay. No paddling experience required. RSVP required; call 407-1704. Space limited.

FALL 2018 - Click on the event name to book your reservation.

Wild Horse Island State Park
September 14, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon on Wild Horse Island! A boat will take us from Big Arm, Montana to the island in the morning where we will spend time exploring the natural beauty and the wildlife Flathead Lake and Wild Horse Island has to offer. Please bring sunscreen, water and weather-appropriate clothing. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required; call 752-0180. Six spaces available.

Mending in the Mountains
October 12 - 14 (weekend retreat) 
Mending in the Mountains is an annual women’s retreat for Montana women who have experienced cancer. Located in Big Sky, Montana, this popular weekend retreat is a time of healing, relaxation, friendship, education and laughter.
RSVP required; call 752-0180. Ten spaces available.

Horseback Riding and BBQ
October 19, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a two-hour horseback ride at Artemis Acres Guest Ranch and then re-energize with a barbeque lunch at the ranch after the ride. Long pants and closed toed shoes required. RSVP required; call 752-0180. Nine spaces available.

Kalispell Historic Walking Tour of the East Side Neighborhood
October 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Learn the history of Kalispell’s historic East Side neighborhood with a guided walking tour.  With Halloween around the corner there may be some spooky history included. Snacks will be provided. RSVP required; call 752-0180. Ten spaces available.

WINTER 2018 - Click on the event name to book your reservation.  

Do It Yourself (DIY) Day
November 7, 12 – 3 pm
December 6, 6 – 7:30 pm
Join us at the house for some creative creations inspired by each month’s festivities. All materials will be provided, just bring yourself and be ready for a fun and relaxing time. All DIY days will take place at the Cancer Support & Survivorship house. If you have any questions please call 752-0130. RSVP required, you can sign up online or call the house to reserve your spot! Six spaces available.
 
Learn to Figure Skate
November 9, 2018
9:30am-1:00pm
Join us for a special private lesson by former Canadian National Champion, Sean Wirtz! We will learn the basics of figure skating in an hour long session at Stumptown Ice Den with a light lunch to follow. No previous experience required. Six spaces available.
 
Hike Whitefish Trails
November 14, 2018
11:00am-3:00pm
Join us on a late fall hike in the gorgeous Whitefish, Montana! We will take a moderate hike on the Whitefish Trail System, enjoying the scenery, great company and fresh air. Light trail snacks will be provided. Seven spaces available. RSVP required.
 
Dog Sledding Experience
December 19, 2018
9:30am-1:30pm
Join us for a 3 hour dog sledding experience at BaseCamp Bigfork. Participants will take turns touring open terrain and trails by dogsled, and while waiting, enjoy a cozy campfire, hot beverages, s’mores and the opportunity to try out snowshoeing and cross country skiing.   Six spaces available. RSVP required.