HopeSpring Closed for Thankgiving

HopeSpring is closed Saturday October 10 and Monday October 12 for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and we'll see you Tuesday October 13 when we reopen at 9 am.

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Last Call! This Wednesday!
Wednesday Oct 7, 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Kitchener

This workshop is designed to help you understand cancer related fatigue and its causes. You will learn how you can use practical strategies for managing your day to day cancer related fatigue and the importance of maintaining a basic level of activity.

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

The Social

Peer support from other teens facing similar challenges
Wednesday Oct 14, 7 to 8:30 pm in Kitchener

We have recently introduced a new program to support teens (ages 13 to 18) who are struggling with cancer themselves or because of a diagnosis of someone they care about. The Social will provide a special place to socialize with peers that understand their circumstances with cancer and enable them to engage in unique teen experiences. The Social led by Christine, our newest child life specialist, features activities to promote stress reduction through influential guest speakers, comedy, sports, art, music, games and FOOD!

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

Cambridge Healthy Cooking

Starts in 2 weeks!
Mondays, Oct 19 to Nov 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Cambridge

This is a six interactive program that promotes fun and relaxation through participatory food preparation. You will prepare healthy recipes approved by the Canadian Cancer Society. Learn how to identify healthy food choices and habits. Increase your food planning and shopping skills to prepare healthy meals and snacks. Near the end of each session you will eat and enjoy the food you prepared with your group.

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

Identifying Compassion Fatigue for Caregivers - NEW!

Self care is vital when caring for someone else
Friday Oct 23, 1 to 3 pm in Kitchener

This 2-hour interactive workshop is open to all who would like to learn about compassion fatigue. Sometimes caring for others comes at a cost to the caregiver. Learn what compassion fatigue is, the symptoms, and how to use your own leisure repertoire to improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. Don't miss it!

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

Music Therapy with Sarah

You don't have to be an expert - just love the music
Tuesday Oct 20, 6:30 to 8 pm in Kitchener

Come experience music therapy for your health and for your healing. Music has an inherent ability to generate an emotional response in the listener. It stimulates a relaxation response which can therefore lead to physiological changes in the body. Music is known to reduce stress thereby producing related benefits such as lower blood pressure, improve breathing, reduced heart rate and reduced tension in muscles. Explore opportunities for connection, healing and wellness through gentle music-making, listening, and group song writing. Have an opportunity to connect with others impacted by cancer and strengthen each others spirits through music. This program is led by a certified music therapist. No experience needed.

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

Scarf Tying Workshop

Be comfortable and look fabulous
Wednesday Oct 21, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

Ever wonder how to tie a head scarf to look great? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn how to tie 10 different scarf designs like the twisty turban and the over-sized chignon. If you have a large sized (approx 72") head scarf at home, feel free to bring it with you to the class.

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

Kitchener Meditation

Find your inner peace
Monday Oct 19, 2 to 3 pm in Kitchener

The practice of meditation is over 2,000 years old. Each class come explore with us different meditation techniques to help deal more effectively with stresses, and increase your health and well being. Meditation helps encourage a point of focus to help facilitate relaxation, inspiration and a higher knowing.

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

Coping With Cancer Workshop

For those just starting out on their cancer journey
Wednesday Oct 21, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

This one hour workshop is an introduction to the emotional, physiological, physical and practical issues faced by people diagnosed with cancer. In this workshop you will learn tips, supports and resources available to help you cope. Only those who have been a patient or have a family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

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

Thank you Classique Cutz Cut-A-Thon

Winton McKenzie, Giovanna Vona and Jamie Bacchus of Classique Cutz Barbershop and Salon presented HopeSpring with the proceeds of their August 30 Cut-A-Thon!

Thanks to the efforts of the staff at Classique Cutz Barbershop and Salon and the many customers and guests who came out to their Cut-A-Thon on August 30, they raised $2,234 in 5 hours! Thank you to everyone at the salon from the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and everyone touched by cancer, supported by the generous efforts of people like you.

HopeSpring News

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Tuesday, October 27 → Saturday, November 14

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