The Surviving and Thriving Retreat is a special event where cancer survivors and caregivers can get away from the pressure and stress of every day life to gain new skills and knowledge to enhance their quality of life.
At the retreat, survivors celebrate life through a variety of workshops, lectures and group activities that promote health & wellness, support, and laughter. Attendees come away feeling empowered and renewed.
Topics span a wide range of subjects. Attendees come away with increased knowledge about long-term side effects, psychosocial adjustment, nutrition support, health & beauty, and the numerous other aspects of cancer survivorship. Caregivers learn that they are not alone with their challenges and are given tools to optimize the relationship with their loved-one.
The weekend also provides an opportunity to share your insights with other people who have experienced what you are going through.
Approximately 75 adult cancer survivors and caregivers from throughout the United States are expected to be in attendance for this year's event which is scheduled for May 4 - 6, 2012 at the John Newcombe Conference Center in New Braunfels Texas. New Braunfels rests deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Founded in 1845 by German settlers, New Braunfels is over-flowing with old world heritage and small town Texas charm. The theme for the weekend is "Songs of Survivorship".