Cork ARC in Bantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays where cancer patients, their families and carers are warmly welcomed and have a space to feel at ease.
For many years patients and relatives in West Cork have been travelling to Cork for our services. Cork ARC in Bantry takes away this long journey. Living in West Cork brings specific challenges for cancer patients, rural isolation, large distances and issues of transportation being important ones. Cancer Connect provides support by transporting people from all over West Cork to our centre in Bantry.
The drop in centre is the focus of the house. Visitors may drop in without an appointment and will be met by one of our trained volunteer listeners in a relaxed atmosphere. Booking is essential for all complementary therapies, groups and information sessions, except for the ‘Hour of Calm’ which is a drop in group.
PROGRAMME OF SERVICES
ONE TO ONE SUPPORT
Drop In and Telephone Support Listening Service
IMPROVING HEALTH, EXCERCISE AND WELLBEING
Commencing Tuesday 15th January, 11.00 am, for six weeks.
Hour of Calm
Tuesday mornings from 11.00 am - 12.— pm
This is a drop-in group session led by experienced facilitators, offering techniques of progressive relaxation, breath work, meditation, visualization and mindfulness which invite you into a space of peace, rest and calm.
Introduction to Mindfulness commences on Thursday 7th March, for six weeks.
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
Life After Prostate Cancer
Diet in Cancer
Friday 10th May, 7.00 - 8.30 pm at the Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere.
Bereavement Information Morning
Colorectal Information Evening
Breast Cancer Support
One to One Support with our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, Fiona Moriarty
Next day of one to one sessions is Thursday 28th February.
Associated information sessions include our Lymphoedema and also our Hormone Therapies information mornings in Cork city.
A NOTE OF GRATITUDE
The Cork ARC service in West Cork has been generously assisted by Bantry Hospice and we would like to thank them for their contribution. We are also very grateful to the people of West Cork and South Kerry, whether based at home or away, for their continued generosity in helping Cork ARC's service in Bantry continue to provide such an invaluable support to all those affected by a cancer diagnosis.
If you would like to contribute to our work in any way, you are very welcome to do so, and know that all funds donated will directly benefit the services of the Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Bantry.
CORK ARC, Bantry
tel 027 53891
mob 083 198 8580
Tuesdays, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursdays, 10.00am - 4.00pm