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Ovarian Cancer Talk - The Power of Knowledge

Join us for an informative talk from Ovarian Cancer Canada
Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 7:30 pm in Kitchener

Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of women's cancer and Ovarian Cancer Canada is the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming this disease. The unique Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power program is designed to educate women and men about the disease and the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to sign up or for more information

Better Sleep

Deal with cancer stress with the knowledge of restful sleep
Wednesdays, April 16 to May 14, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

Learn strategies to decrease insomnia and how to relax the body in bed for better sleep. Hear about techniques that will help you prepare your mind and body for a restful night. You will be provided with a sleep diary to monitor your progress.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information

 

Cambridge Connecting with Wellness

Relax and rejuvenate together as a group
Friday April 25, 11 am to 12:30 pm in Cambridge

We hope you can join us on Friday mornings for an opportunity to come together for emotional support, encouragement and spiritual nourishment. Each session provides time for a deep relaxation exercise that is calming and restorative.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information

Healthy Cooking for Cambridge and Guelph

Healthy food tips and shopping skills with Canadian Cancer Society approved recipes
Thursdays to May 1, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Cambridge and Mondays to May 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Guelph

An interactive program that promotes fun and relaxation through participatory food preparation. Enjoy learning about healthy cooking in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement from one another. Prepare healthy recipes approved by the Canadian Cancer Society. Learn how to identify healthy food choices and habits. Increase food planning and shopping skills to prepare healthy meals and snacks. You will receive with a folder to store all of your recipes and helpful resource information. Near the end of each session, eat and enjoy the food you prepared with your group.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to sign up or for more information

Start Here in Cambridge

When you first get touched by cancer, having a guide can help
Friday, April 25, May 2 & 9, 10 to 11:30 am in Cambridge

Start Here and go forward to wellness. Wellness coaching from a certified wellness coach will be provided in the following areas of focus: time management, change, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep & deep relaxation. Through interactive discussion, practice self care to reach your best possible state of wellness.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information

Guelph Healing Journey 1

Cope with cancer stress
Fridays, April 25 to May 30, 12:30 to 2 pm in Guelph

Cancer can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Our signature program, The Healing Journey is an exciting and innovative program which brings together some of the most effective tools and strategies for helping people deal with the experience of cancer and greatly improving their quality of life. Let us help you in your healing journey.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Tonight! Road map for your grocery store to make healthy choices easier
Monday, April 14, 5:30 to 7pm in Kitchener

Make the most out of your trip to the grocery store. Come join Kylie, our registered in-store dietitian at the Zehrs Laurentian location for a food tour that will make the science of food and nutrition easier to understand and empower you to make healthier choices including eating solutions to deal with cancer side effects. This tour is for those with cancer, their families and their caregivers. Registration required.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Qi Gong

Enjoy Tai Chi but evenings a better time slot for you? Try Qi Gong
Tuesday April 15, 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Kitchener

Qi Gong uses gentle movement, breathing techniques, and meditation to cleanse, reinforce and help life energy flow freely through the body. It teaches us how to control reactions to stress, reduce high blood pressure, frustration or anxiety. This exercise will help you maintain a positive presence in life.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

Easter Closure

A reminder that HopeSpring will be closed for the Easter Weekend on April 18 and 19th. We'll reopen Monday April 21 at 9 am with regular service. Have a wonderful spring weekend.

HopeSpring News

Just a reminder that HopeSpring will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Easter Weekend.  We wish all our community a wonderful long weekend. We will be open with normal hours on Monday.

Dr Joan Murphy

HPV testing should replace the Pap smear as the first screening procedure for cervical cancer for women over 30, recommends Cancer Care Ontario, which is working with the province to change the long-standing practice.

In what has proved controversial in the U.S., Cancer Care Ontario says DNA testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes almost all cervical cancers, is preferable because it is more accurate, patients can go longer between screenings, and it leads to fewer cervical…

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