Caring Connections

The Bangor Region YMCA

17 Second Street

Bangor, ME 04401

207-941-2808

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BREAST CANCER SUPPORT

Caring Connections offers a variety of support services to women diagnosed with, and in remission from, breast cancer. Please contact us for information about any of the below programs.

Support Group

We offer a weekly support group for all breast cancer survivors at the Bangor YMCA. (Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month during the summer.)  

 

An Advocate

A Caring Connections staff person can accompany you to your doctor's appointments.  We can take notes and help you think of questions to ask.

 

The Breast Cancer Support Network

We can help you connect with other survivors who have had a similar type of surgery or treatment.  They can share their experiences with you.

 

Family Activities

Picnics, bowling, movie nights….a chance to connect with other families affected by cancer.

Annual Survivors Retreat

A weekend retreat free to breast cancer survivors held every fall at the Bangor YMCA Wilderness Center at Camp Jordan.  Meet and connect with other survivors from around the state. Find out more information here.

Health Information Sessions

Monthly education sessions with speakers from the community on various aspects of wellness.

Monthly Newsletter/Calendar of Events

An email or mailed version to anyone who would like to be on the mailing list. Provides up to date information on Caring Connections activities and events with occasional book reviews, recipes, and interviews with survivors.  Contact Caring Connections to be added to the list. Click here to see what is coming up!

 

Caring Connections Facebook Page

Information on Caring Connections events and activities as well those of other local cancer centers, informational webinars from national cancer organizations. Visit Caring Connections Facebook.

Young Survivors Private Facebook Page 

Open to those diagnosed before the age of 50.  Contact Caring Connections for information on how to join.

 

Stage IV Private Facebook Page

Open to those diagnosed with advanced or metastatic breast cancer.  Contact Caring Connections for more information on how to be connected to this group.

LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA

A free 12 week exercise program for adult survivors of any type of cancer.  Find out more here.

 

Healing Touch

Up to 8 sessions of Healing Touch (complementary energy therapy) for individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment as well as up to 6 sessions for cancer survivors and caregivers, for any size donation. Click here for more info.

Helpful Links

Northern Light Breast Surgery

Northern Light Cancer Care

Breast Reconstruction