YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley


Cancer Survivorship Program

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. Oneida Health Cancer Care, in partnership with the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley, has developed the StayStrong program to meet the unique needs of our cancer patients.

This comprehensive 12-week program is available to patients who are going through or have completed their active cancer treatment. The program will offer Pre-hab services to help prepare patients physically and emotionally before treatment or surgery and supportive care to manage side effects during cancer treatment.

When patients have completed their active cancer treatment and are ready to move to a higher level of wellness as cancer survivors, the program will offer a local, safe environment to participate in physical and social activities designed to strengthen and heal the whole person.

Genevieve Sgarlata is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in providing therapy tailored to the unique needs of cancer patients. Offered Tuesdays 11am-4pm.


You don't have to face cancer alone. Monthly meetings offer support on the second Thursday of each month. Connect with fellow survivors, share stories, and stay positive together. A licensed therapist will guide discussions to help you optimize your health and live strong.


A lending library is now available for members and guests of the Oneida Family YMCA and the Oneida Health's Stay Strong Cancer Survivorship program. It features literature catered to those undergoing treatment or cancer survivors.


We've teamed up with Luminaries to offer monthly care packages for cancer survivors. The Luminary Care Package comes in three variations, providing materials to help you feel better and stay healthy. Our Cancer Exercise Specialist distributes Luminary Kits on a monthly basis to survivors.


Certified Cancer Exercise Specialists are provided to work directly with you on a Fitness Plan that meets your specific needs. One-on-one sessions are available by appointment.

Our Services

The YMCA's StayStrong Cancer Survivorship Program is in partnership with Oneida Health Cancer Center


For more information:

Collin Meehan

Branch Director, Oneida Family Y

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(315) 363-7788 x232

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301 W. Bloomfield Street
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Phone: (315) 336-3500
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701 Seneca Street
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Phone: (315) 363-7788
Fax: (315) 363-4076
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8595 Westmoreland Road
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