On Friday October 9 the Ann's Place clinical team invited local therapists and licensed mental health professionals to a lunch and learn event entitled "Living With Cancer." The program was designed to give these professionals an in-depth look at the clinical work we offer at Ann's Place. It was also a great opportunity to get to know them and their areas of expertise and specialties. Our clinical volunteer, Dr. Suz Brooks, PsyD, was the keynote speaker for the event. She eloquently shared her experience of living with cancer and offered tips and suggestions for therapists to assist clients with cancer. There was a great exchange of information that ensued after the presentation. The afternoon ended with a tour of our beautiful facility.
By Laura Donnelly, MSW, LCSW
Ann’s Place hosted a fun and festive evening in December for families with young children who are impacted by cancer. It was an opportunity for families to relax and have fun together. Clinical Social Workers, Martha Shilstone and Laura Donnelly along with six teen volunteers from Brookfield High School, led the evening with games, activities, gingerbread house building and a light dinner. We are looking forward to planning more of these events for Ann’s Place families in the coming year.