Social Activities

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have made some changes to our programming. Please view our COVID-19 Alert for details.

Our Social Activities offer you another way to spend time with other women who’ve also heard the words “You have cancer.”

Perhaps you’re not interested in a support group but would still like to meet and interact with other women in a safe, comfortable environment. Maybe you’re looking for a way to “escape” for a little while, to focus your mind on a fun, relaxing or creative activity, with others who understand what this feels like. Our social gatherings have what you’re looking for.

Our goal is to provide a variety of options to meet your needs, and to to enhance your quality of life while living with cancer.

Some social activities meet monthly. Others meet at different intervals throughout the year. Please view this page often to check for new offerings. You can also visit our calendar.

All of our programs are free. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Call us: 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.


Mahjong, Coffee And Camaraderie

MARCH AND APRIL CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

WHEN: Thursdays, Dec.19, Jan. 16, Feb.20, Mar. 19, Apr.16; 10 – 11:30 am
WHERE: Support Connection office, Yorktown Heights, NY

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

All are welcome! Those who’d like to learn mahjong, as well as experienced players.

Mahjong is an ancient game enjoyed by many fans over many centuries. Camaraderie is a mutual trust and friendship among people who spend time together. Combined, they make a perfect match! Join us for a morning of mahjong, companionship and coffee. Enjoy time spent with others who are also living with cancer. Light refreshments provided.

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Marge’s Knitting Circle

MARCH AND APRIL CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

WHEN: Thursdays, Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 26, Apr. 23; 2-3:30 pm
WHERE: Support Connection office, Yorktown Heights, NY

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required. Call Support Connection: 914-962-6402or 800-532-4290.

All are welcome at our circle: Experienced crafters as well as those who’d like to learn the basics of knitting or crocheting. Our moderator will be happy to help you learn or to complete a forgotten project. Enjoy the beauty of new stitches, the textures and colors of yarn, and the camaraderie of a shared interest while spending time with other women who’ve also heard the words “you have cancer.”

We also welcome handmade items as prizes for Celebrate Life Day in June! Contact Andrea: andrea.karl@supportconnection.org  or 914-962-6402.

Read this story about how knitting makes a difference and why our knitting circle members love this program.

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Book Club

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: NY-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor, NY

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. Travel with us to Sweden to learn what happens when an author brings together a down-on-his-luck financial journalist magazine owner, an angry punk Pippi Longstocking computer hacker, and a wealthy octogenarian who wants a death investigated 40 years later.

Maureen Corrigan of NPR’s Fresh Air calls it “…. a super-smart amalgam of the corporate corruption tale, legal thriller and dysfunctional-family psychological suspense story.… Larson’s multi-pieced plot snaps together as neatly as an IKEA bookcase…”

Discussion leader: Amy Curran Baker,  author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy. We are always looking for a good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to andrea.karl@supportconnection.org.

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Book Club

WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Toll-Free Teleconference

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

At this session, we will discuss : The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris. Based on the real life story of two Slovakian Jews who were deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1942 and survived: “There are a few things more unsettling then seeing a number tattooed on the inside of an elderly person’s wrist. No words need to be spoken, because so much is immediately understood…. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the fictionalized version of the true story of such a survivor.” Timothy Niedermann

Discussion leader: Amy Curran Baker,  author of Now What? A Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy. We are always looking for a good book suggestions. Please send suggested titles to andrea.karl@supportconnection.org.

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Abstract Painting for Beginners

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

WHEN: Monday, April 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Art Effect, Poughkeepsie, NY

Open to people who have or have had breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Support Connection, 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

Note: Space for this program is limited to 15 participants.

Relax, unwind and enjoy yourself as you learn how to create your own abstract painting. Find inspiration as you view works by various abstract artists and experience how art does not have to look like life. Experiment with different colors and mark making while discovering the effects of different brush strokes.  Learn how to transform abstract brush strokes into purposeful looking marks.

No prior experience or skill needed! The instructor (from The Art Effect, a community-based, multi-arts educational center) will successfully guide you through the creative process in an inclusive and relaxing manner.  

Registration Is Required

All programs are FREE. Please call in advance to register. 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

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