JFCS Cancer Support Wellness Program

New Home for our Cancer Support & Wellness Program

We are pleased to announce that the therapeutic classes, recovery programs and support groups offered through the JFCS Cancer Support & Wellness Program have a new centralized homeā€¦at the newly renovated space at Temple Beth Sholom. When the Center for Building Hope closed its doors last fall, JFCS took on more than 75 monthly classes, programs and support groups. Scrambling for space, JFCS scheduled these at its Weinberg Campus on Fruitville Road, Flanzer Campus on Ringling Boulevard and at community-based locations throughout Manatee, Sarasota, South Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Participation by individuals and caregivers quickly grew and JFCS needed to find alternative space that could be dedicated exclusively for these programs. Thanks to the generosity of Betty Schoenbaum and the Schoenbaum Family Foundation, funding was granted to JFCS in order to rent space from Temple Beth Sholom to create a special caring and healing center for these therapeutic programs, services and support groups.
Known as the S. Tuttle Campus, the new space consists of three rooms, each dedicated for a specific purpose.

The Mind Body Center is a room where men and women can practice Tai Chi and QiGong as well as participate in yoga and cancer recovery exercise.
The Support Room provides a caring atmosphere for individuals attending the various support groups to meet and has a dedicated privacy area for fittings for the Knitted Knockers.
The Expressive Arts Room offers a venue for creative expression including writing, quilting and therapeutic art endeavors.

For more information about programs, please contact Bambi Furtado, Cancer Support & Wellness Program Director, bfurtado@jfcs-cares.org or 941.366.2224 x167. The Cancer Support & Wellness Programs are offered at Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, on the West side of Building 1. Look for the JFCS flag.