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November 21, 2020

Adopt a Positive Mindset. Managing stress for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

News from the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545

November 21, 2020

Adopt a Positive Mindset. Managing stress for breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program is offering a free, four-week art therapy workshop, empowering people dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, survivors and caregivers to express themselves using art. Social worker Angela Papalia and artist Kimberly Newman provide a safe place for participants to communicate their thoughts, feelings, concerns, problems, hopes and dreams.

The workshops will be held online on four consecutive Tuesdays in January, starting January 5, from 10 am to 11:30.

The leaders guide participants through different exercises and discussions helping to find ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills.

Says Plainview resident Andrea Primeggia, a breast cancer survivor who participated in a previous workshop, “This workshop helped reduce my anxiety and learn more about myself. The presenters were well prepared and held my interest. I loved viewing the work of the group members and discussing feelings and emotions.” Vicki Durnad of East Hampton says, “The workshop encouraged me to be creative.”

This free online workshop will accommodate only 15 members.Registration is required and all members must commit to attending the entire 4-week session.

For information and to register, please call Angela M. Papalia, LMSW at (516) 877-4329 or email

Groups offered by the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program are supported by grants from Alpern Family Foundation, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Sientra Full Circle and NYS Department of Health.

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