Lynn Cancer Institute to Offer "Reel Reflections" Legacy-Video Workshop on February 6

Patients will learn how to capture their life stories

A cancer diagnosis can serve as a catalyst for patients to share a lifetime of memories with their loved ones, and one powerful way is to capture those precious moments on video. The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is hosting a free workshop on how to create a legacy video, offered through the Institute’s CINDY Bertuch Rosencrans Life Expressions Program (CINDY Program).

“It’s not just about the here and now,” says Elsa Raynor, a licensed clinical social worker at the Institute. “More and more people are looking for ways to tell their story, and the ‘Reel Reflections’ workshop is an opportunity for patients to encapsulate the narrative of their treasured memories for current and future generations to enjoy.”

The workshop will be taught by Forever Studios, a Boca Raton-based studio that specializes in preserving life’s most important memories with video, photography, books and other personal creative projects. Since legacy preservation can be a daunting task, Forever Studios will show people how to present their own life stories in video or book form. During the workshop, participants will learn helpful tips and strategies for capturing and sharing his or her story, or the story of a loved one. The goal is to have each person leave the program with the knowledge and confidence to take the first step in ensuring his or her legacy is preserved for both present and future generations.

Founded at the Institute in 2010, the CINDY Program provides emotional, personal, education and logistical support for a patient and their family at all phases of diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on supporting the end-of-life process.

The workshop will take place on Friday, February 6, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, in the Lynn Cancer Institute at the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion. The Institute is located at 701 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33486. For additional information or to register, call 561.95.LEARN (955.3276).

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013–2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.

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