Oncology social worker to keynote CHAI Circle retreat

Marsha Drozdoff
Marsha Drozdoff

The 9th annual CHAI Circle Retreat, “A Day for Healing and Spirituality,” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Ranch Health Resort, 8600 E. Rockcliff Road. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee for the retreat. CHAI Circle is a group for Jewish women who have or have had cancer.

Marsha R. Drozdoff, an oncology social worker in Tucson for more than 30 years, will deliver the keynote, “Bringing the Mind, Body and Spirit Together for Healing.”

“As women we experience the daily dance of life while striving for a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit,” Drozdoff told the AJP. “It is when these three components are integrated that we feel the strong vitality, joy and empowerment to best manifest one’s hopes and dreams.” The retreat experience, she says, will include breathing techniques, meditation, toning and Reiki, which is a stress reduction system.

Drozdoff leads numerous support groups at the University of Arizona Medical Center, including a weekly mindfulness and meditation group. Drozdoff is a Komen grant recipient, Ben’s Bell recipient, 2007 National Association of Social Work-Arizona Chapter Social Worker of the Year, and has been published in Coping and Reiki News magazines. She presents and teaches nationally and internationally.

CHAI Circle is a program of Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona and is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. To RSVP, contact Andrea Siemens at 795-0300, ext. 2365, or asiemens@jfcstucson.org.