Thriving and Surviving Workshops

Sanford Center for Aging


The Thriving and Surviving workshop is designed for individuals diagnosed with cancer to help them develop the tools to live a healthy and full life. The program gives participants the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives and relationships.

Thriving and Surviving Workshop topics include:

  • Better communication with family, friends, co-workers and providers
  • Managing emotions and relationships
  • Managing fatigue
  • Effects of treatment
  • Healthy eating
  • Creating a physical activity program
  • Managing stress
  • Working with healthcare providers

After taking this workshop participants have reported significant changes in:

  • Insomnia
  • Exercise
  • Fatigue
  • Visits to physicians
  • Communication with physicians
  • Depression

Thriving and Surviving workshops meet once a week for 7 consecutive weeks, for two and a half hours. Each workshop is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are cancer survivors or caregivers of cancer survivors. Each workshop is interactive. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Who should participate in Thriving and Surviving?

Anyone living with cancer (newly diagnosed, in treatment, or in remission) or providing care for someone with cancer.

Upcoming Workshops

The next Thriving and Surviving workshop will be held on Tuesdays, from May 14 to June 25, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Molecular Medicine building, room 163 at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Registration is required. You can register online or by calling (775) 784-1583.

Download the workshop flyer.