Cancer can involve significant psychological, social, and economic challenges for patients and their families. How and if these challenges are addressed is an important aspect of a patient’s care plan. The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center employs clinical social workers who provide emotional and practical support for patients, their families, and their friends. Oncology Social Workers can provide advocacy and referrals as well as individual and family counseling services.
Services are available at no cost and are available to anyone in our community, regardless of where they are receiving medical care.
For more information, call (805) 879-5690.
The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center offers a variety of wellness programs to support patients from diagnosis, through treatment and life after treatment. Most programs are offered free-of-charge. For information regarding eligibility and upcoming dates, please see Cancer Center Calendar or call (805) 879-5678.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group program for cancer survivors looking to bridge the period between completing treatment and developing a fitness program as part of recovery.
Offered free-of-charge to cancer survivors who have completed treatment. This program is available at Santa Barbara, Montecito, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez YMCA locations. For upcoming dates and information on how to register, see the Cancer Center Calendar.
Meditation for Cancer Survivors - NEW
Meditation can be used to calm the mind and put the body in a relaxed state. This class is for patients who have completed their cancer treatment and are interested in learning about practicing meditation.
Drop-ins welcome, no RSVP required.
Schedule: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Wolf Education & Training Center, 529 W. Junipero St
For more information, see the Cancer Center Calendar.
Strength After Breast Cancer
This four-week program provides education and strength training instruction to those at risk for lymphedema.
RSVP required. $40 program free.
Location: Sansum Clinic Physical Therapy Office, 4151 Foothill Rd, Building A
For upcoming dates and information on how to register, see the Cancer Center Calendar.
This group provides a safe place where cancer experiences can be shared and where tools to manage life more effectively during and after cancer treatment will be introduced. Individuals who are one year past diagnosis are welcome to attend.
Schedule: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, 540 W. Pueblo St., Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
For more information, see the Cancer Center calendar.