Patient & Family Support Services
Patient and Family Support Services offers a variety of free programs that enhance the well-being of patients and caregivers throughout the cancer journey.
To learn more about any of these programs:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Patient and Family Support Services at (603) 650-7751
- Call the Cancer Help Line at (800) 639-6918
Programs and support groups
Unless otherwise noted, our classes and programs are primarily located in Lebanon. Contact the location where you receive your care to find out what offerings are available near you, and also see our support group listings for Manchester and Keene, NH, and St. Johnsbury, VT.
Our telephone support groups are open to anyone living in New England, regardless of where they have received treatment.
** Most services take place on the third floor (Hematology/Oncology) and the second floor (Radiation/Oncology).
We also offer many of the same services in the inpatient unit (1 West). Please ask your nurse about the free programs you can attend.
Classes and American Cancer Society programs
- Lebed Method Exercise / Pam's Exercise Class
- Introduction to Mindful Living
- Tai Chi Beginners Class
- Wig Bank
- Writing Group for Those Touched by Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Illnesses
Support groups are available at various locations and also by telephone.
Other supportive services and resources
- Patient and Family Resource Library
- Comfort Cart
- Newly knit caps and shawls
Dartmouth student volunteers who offer help with chores
Many people undergoing treatment for cancer find it difficult to perform routine chores and feats involving physical strength. The Volunteers for Cancer Patients Program (VCP) sends Dartmouth student volunteers to the homes of people living with cancer on weekends when school is in session.
This program seeks to aid individuals and families affected by cancer who live within a 60 minutes' drive of Dartmouth College. Past projects have included raking leaves, cleaning gutters, stacking wood, shoveling snow, moving furniture, and light house cleaning. All of these services are provided for free for patients with cancer and their families who do not have the time or energy to attend to these tasks themselves.
To schedule a visit from a volunteer, contact Patient and Family Support Services at (603) 650-7751 or via email at email@example.com.
Supporting Patient and Family Support Services
All our programs, which are offered free of charge, are supported by grateful patients and corporate and institutional donors.
To add your support, please contact Andrea Buccellato, Manager of Patient & Family Support Services, at (603) 650-7776 or Andrea.C.Buccellato@Hitchcock.org.