JamesCare for Life recognizes the important role of caregivers by offering resources including an online support group, videos and special programming during National Family Caregivers Month in November.

Caregiver Resources

  • Monthly Online Caregiver Support Group, held the second Tuesday of every month. Register here.

  • National Family Caregivers Month in November. JCFL offers special programming all month long.

  • The OSUCCC – James provides free grief support services to families and friends after the death of a loved one.

Available on video at: go.osu.edu/JCFLvideos
Caregiving 101
Caregivers in Multiple Roles
Caregivers Need Care Too: Tips for Managing Stress
Meal Planning
Organization Tips for Caregivers
Simple Strategies to Aid Your Loved One with Daily Challenges

November is National Family Caregivers Month!

National Family Caregivers

November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. JamesCare for Life recognizes the important role of caregivers by presenting special programming during November. Programs are offered free of charge and open to family caregivers of cancer survivors. Registration information is below.

2018 Programming

Using Music (Better!) to Deal with Stress
Thursday, November 1
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

In this workshop, participants will be provided with basic information about stress and introduced to therapeutic music exercises designed to strengthen healthy stress management skills.


Caregiver Retreat
Saturday, November 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Wilma H. Schiermeier  Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

Join other caregivers for a retreat focused on rejuvenation. Caregivers will receive resources for loved ones and learn how to reduce stress through self-care and relaxation. Guest presenter, caregiver and author will share how she coped with difficult times by writing. Participants will have the opportunity to explore art and writing as helpful coping tools.


Nutrition and Cancer: Tips for Caregivers (LIVE STREAM)
Tuesday, November 27
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join a dietitian from The James for a live stream presentation to learn how to cook healthy meals for your loved one. Topics will include meal planning, big-batch cooking and freezing meals, along with other practical meal tips.


For more information, please email jamescareforlife@osumc.edu or call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428.

JamesCare Support Groups

JamesCare Support Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to share personal experiences and benefit from connecting with others who have similar health concerns. Groups are open to cancer survivors and their caregivers and are available before, during and after treatment.

These drop-in groups are facilitated by licensed healthcare professionals from the OSUCCC – James and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Some groups may include occasional guest speakers and presentations. 

View a complete guide to our support groups with dates, times and locations.

You may call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428 for more information and to confirm meeting dates and locations prior to attending.

Upcoming Events

Nutrition and Cancer: Tips for Caregivers (Live Stream)

11/27/2018 6:00:00 PM - 11/27/2018 7:00:00 PM

Lunch & Learn: Nutrition "Healthy or Not"

12/4/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12/4/2018 12:30:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212



12/4/2018 6:30:00 PM - 12/4/2018 8:00:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212


Holiday Caroling at The James

12/5/2018 6:00:00 PM - 12/5/2018 7:00:00 PM

460 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Prostate Cancer Support Group

12/5/2018 7:00:00 PM - 12/5/2018 9:00:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212


Gentle Yoga – Thursdays

12/6/2018 12:00:00 PM - 12/6/2018 1:15:00 PM

1145 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212


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