Check it out: Cancer center, mental health caregivers

Last modified: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary has announced an additional $200,000 gift to its existing commitment of $300,000 to the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Starting later this year, Cooley Dickinson and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center will bring expanded oncology services to the Pioneer Valley.

The new venture will broaden the depth and breadth of cancer services at Cooley Dickinson, which has collaborated with the Mass General Cancer Center since 2009. In 2015, the center will relocate to a new facility in the North Building of Cooley Dickinson’s Locust Street campus.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts offers a free 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals living with severe mental illnesses.

The course includes discussion of clinical treatment and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively. The course begins Sept. 6 and runs for 12 consecutive Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Northampton. Preregistration is required; space is limited.

To register, contact call Ella at 584-7796, or Cathy at 413-786-9139, or visit www.namiwm.org.