Patient and Family Support Programs
Art, music, literature and meditation are all known to lift the human spirit. At our Duarte campus, we offer a number of classes open to the community and workshops to help restore our patients’ and caregivers’ spirits and energy. Programs schedules may vary depending on season and facilitator availability. Check in at the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center for a class schedule.
Classes Coming Soon
Positive Image CenterSM
The Positive Image Center helps men and women with managing the appearance-related side effects of surgery and cancer treatment. It is a safe, private environment where patients and their families receive individualized compassionate care from professional, licensed cosmetologists. The center also operates a specialty shop with an array of merchandise such as wigs, head-wraps, scarves, radiation creams, cosmetics and skin-care products.
The Nightingale Channel: A Sound Approach to Wellness
Available when connected to City of Hope Wifi on Duarte Campus
The Nightingale Channel is a video channel of curated classical music performances, specifically with the patient experience in mind. Classical music can be beautiful, fun, sometimes curious and unusual, other times soothing and comforting, and it can be deeply moving.
In recent years, an array of studies points to the benefits on health outcomes provided by music. The preliminary research that has been done so far suggests that music-based interventions may be helpful for anxiety, depressive symptoms, and pain associated with a variety of health conditions.
Access the Nightingale Channel when you are on site at City of Hope Duarte campus.
You will need to be connected to the City of Hope WiFi network to access the channel.