Piedmont Athens Regional and the Athens YMCA created a partership 7 years ago to promote wellness in our community. Piedmont and the Athens Y acknowledge almost everyone in our community has a connection with cancer. It is scary, but better when cancer patients know what to expect, where to get support, and how to stay healthy. Our tips are below.
A cancer diagnosis introduces you to new vocabulary, new health plans, new goals and a new body. Knowing what to expect is huge. The Loran Smith Center at Piedmont Athens Regional has a team of health care professionals working together to assist cancer patients improve their quality of life. They offer classes, support groups, and more for cancer patients at no cost. Check out their cancer wellness page here, or call (706) 475 - 4900.
Cancer turns your world upside downs. It creates a new normal that many do not understand unless they've been there themselves. If you have questions about resources offered, please contact April Dorsett at April.Dorsett@piedmont.org. Services offered include counseling and nutrition.
Hundreds of studies report that exercise during and after cancer treatment is extremely beneficial. Cardio and strength training enhance your quality of life while helping you maintain muscle and fight fatigue. We offer a wide variety of classes at the Y. Our lowest impact classes are listed below as a starting point for all.