North Carolina Resources - please send me your favorite local resource and I will add to the list.
Sadly Duke does not yet have a support group for GBM patients and family. So I created a private Facebook group so we can connect with each other. Join us on GBM Duke Survivors Connection with over 300 member. Please note to join you must answer the three members question.
Exercise for Adult Cancer Survivors
NC LIVESTRONG YMCA support program LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting. Through the program, certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve energy levels and self-esteem. https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs-services/health-and-wellness/livestrong-ymca-0
Yoga for Cancer Patients - UNC Lindberg, Chapel Hill and Durham, NC More research is being done on how the practice of yoga can have positive health effects for people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their caregivers. Studies of the effects of yoga on quality of life in people with cancer have shown encouraging results. Yoga has been shown to improve insomnia, decrease fatigue, and reduce stress as well as the side effects of cancer treatment. Mondays: UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Studio A 2:00-3:30 Wednesdays: UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Studio B 2:00-3:30 Fridays: Wholistic Health Studio 10:00am-11:30am, 1000 Hackberry Ln, Durham Please call either 984-974-8100 or 919-966-9519 for more information If you are new to the yoga classes please arrive 15 minutes early Drop-in-fee $5, Passes: $50 for 12 classes https://unclineberger.org/patientcare/support/ccsp/programs_services/integrative-medicine
Yoga for Cancer, Durham http://www.yogacheryl.com/schedule.html
Online Resources Here are links to some of the websites that we have found to be helpful. [Note that we do not endorse organizations listed here unless otherwise cited.] Please let us know if you have ideas for new ones to add. And, visit our Resource Library page for a catalog of books, CDs and DVDs available at Cornucopia http://www.cancersupport4u.org/resources/online-resources/
Restaurants, Coffee Shop & Health Food
Carrboro- Reatuarants and Coffee Shop
Café Carrboro – incrediable local restaurant, organic and local farm
Oasis in Carr Mill – our favorite coffee shop, love the space, coffee, the speakers and most of all owner Robert Roskins
Carrboro - Healthy Food
Carrboro Farmers Market
Spotted Dog restaurant
Durham - Restaurants, Coffee Shop & Health Food
Durham - Adventures & Entertainment
American Tobacco Campus , 324 Blackwell St. The American Tobacco Campus features Durham Bulls Baseball, the Durham Performing Arts Center, Music On the Lawn outdoor concerts, art exhibits, restaurants and so much more. It is also a registered historic site with roots in the American Tobacco Factory established in the 1800s
Duke Calendar - The site offers a comprehensive listing of Duke events, including lectures, conferences, performing arts, exhibitions, cultural activities and more. Users can search by date, event category, or organization/group, and can download event details to most personal calendar clients.
Duke Gardens - More than 300,000 visitors from all over the world visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens annually, enjoying its 55 acres of specialized gardens in the heart of Duke University. It is a place of beauty, dedicated to learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture. Duke Gardens was named among the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor and one of the South’s best public gardens in Southern Living.
Lemur Center– Located less than five minutes from JB Duke Hotel, the Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs – Earth’s most endangered group of mammals – outside of Madagascar. The Duke Lemur Center advances science, scholarship, and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach. By engaging scientists, students and the public in new discoveries and global awareness, the Center promotes a deeper appreciation of biodiversity and an understanding of the power of scientific discovery.
Blue Note - great blues music and restaurant has BBQ and options for vegetarians as well
DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center - The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is the largest performing arts center in both North Carolina and South Carolina. From Broadway to concerts, comedy to family shows...there’s something for everyone at DPAC.
Shops - Gifts and Clothings
Love & Peace Boutique, Historic Carr Mill, 200 N Greensboro, Carrboro, NC 27510 Hand made and Fair Trade Production. Soft color headbands, flowy shirts, dresses and pants.
Sally Mack, 762-A Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC A Chapel Hill boutique that sells jewelry, handbags, and more. My favorite gift shops, accessories and gifts.
Sophia's Boutique, Historic Carr Mill , 200 N Greensboro, Carrboro, NC 27510 Soft bamboo headbands and beautiful clothes, shoe. Expensive but worth it, great quality.
Oasis in Carr Mill – our favorite coffee shop, love the serene space, great coffee and tea