Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is committed to continuing to serve our community during this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, regardless of our ability to do so in person. In order to fulfill our mission in these unprecedented times, we’re temporarily shifting some of our in-clubhouse program to virtual platforms.
We thank you for your continued patience as we work to intentionally bring these opportunities to our members!
Support Groups will be an hour and conducted via Zoom, a HIPAA-compliant platform that allows group members to meet by video and/or phone. Note, facilitators will open the meeting 15 minutes before the group starts to help troubleshoot any Zoom issues as able. We encourage participants to log in early to ensure everything is working properly before the group starts.
Please note the registration buttons below will generate an email with a subject pre-filled for the program you wish to attend. We ask that you sign up for your class by 5 p.m. the day before to ensure we have time to process your registration. If you don’t see a button near the program you wish to attend, please call 616.453.8300 to talk to a program staff.
Need help getting on Zoom? We’re happy to help walk you through how to join a Zoom meeting and practice with you. Please call the clubhouse to set up a one-on-one appointment with a member of our team.
MONDAY, JUNE 1
11 a.m. Cancer New Member Meeting
11 a.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group
4 p.m. Ukulele Workshop
6 p.m. Sister to Sister Support Group
6 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
6 p.m. Brain Cancer Support Group
TUESDAY, JUNE 2
10 a.m. Grief: What’s My Next Step?
10 a.m. Adult Grief Support Group
11 a.m. Grief New Member Meeting
2 p.m. Adult Grief Support Group
3:30 p.m. Living with Traumatic Grief Support Group
4:30 p.m. Meditation Workshop
6 p.m. Lowell Adult Cancer Support Group
6 p.m. Lowell Adult Grief Support Group
6 p.m. Colorectal Cancer Support Group
7 p.m. Prostate Cancer Support Group – Fire Side Chat
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
1 p.m. Family Workshop – Streamed Via Facebook!
Join program staff Lindsay and Kim as we read “In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” written by Jo Witek and illustrated by Christine Roussey. After we read the book, we’ll also do an activity together.
A link to this workshop will be available Thursday 5/21 in the archive of previously streamed content can be found at the bottom of this page.
3 p.m. Kundalini Yoga
5 p.m. Teen Grief Support Group
5:30 p.m. Young Adult Grief Support Group
5:30 p.m. Spouse Grief with Young Children at Home Support Group
6:15 p.m. Parent Grief Support Group
THURSDAY – JUNE 4
9:30 a.m. Quilting Workshop – Social time for quilters to work on their projects together, virtually.
4 p.m. Christian Cancer Support Group
6 p.m. Adult Cancer Support Group
6 p.m. Family & Friends Cancer Support Group
6 p.m. Teen Cancer Support Group
FRIDAY – JUNE 5
10 a.m. Sit & Be Fit
Gilda’s Club values the physical, emotional and mental health of our members, and we also value their cyber safety. Since opening our virtual clubhouse to assist members, we have followed and continue to follow evolving industry online safety guidelines. While no online platform can 100% secure, the best practices we have in place ensure that members and staff are as safe as possible when they connect. These practices include a BAA agreement with Zoom ensuring HIPPA compliance, end to end meeting encryption, and password protected, private meetings. For those who may not have ready access to the Internet or may not feel comfortable online, the option to call into our virtual support groups is always available.
Archive of Past Recorded or Streamed Programs
- Managing Stress: Facebook YouTube
- Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge – Youth Reading & Activity: Facebook YouTube
- How to Help Myself Feel Better: Facebook YouTube
- The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr – Youth Reading and Discussion: Facebook YouTube
- Cancer Treatment During COVID-19: Facebook YouTube
- Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19 with Advance Care Planning: Facebook YouTube
- How are You Peeling? – Youth Reading & Activity: Facebook YouTube Handouts Referenced in the Video
- Virtual Family Improv Workshop: Facebook YouTube
- No Sew Mask Instructions: Facebook YouTube
- Recognizing and Managing Anxiety during COVID: Facebook YouTube
- Laughter Yoga: Facebook YouTube
- Meditation: Facebook YouTube
- Sit & Be Fit: Facebook YouTube
- The Invisible String – Youth Reading & Activity: Facebook YouTube
Questions? For more information, including learning more on how to get started as a new member, contact us at 616.453.8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can also fill out our new member interest form.