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Cambridge Meditation

Tammy leads this relaxing session to help you effectively deal with stress
Wednesday October 22 , 10 - 11 am in Cambridge

The practice of meditation is over 2000 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.

Cambridge Laughter Yoga

Use the power of endorphins to drive your day
Thursday October 23, 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Cambridge

Laughter Yoga is a practice which combines yoga breathing and laughter exercises. The fun and gentle activity boosts the immune system and stimulates the brain to produce endorphins - feel good hormones. Whether your laughter is real or not, your body will get the benefits of this wonderful program. It's great for all ages and stages of recovery including family and caregivers. Dress comfortably.

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

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

Use your diet to help manage the most common women's cancer
Wednesday October 15, 9:30 to 11 am in Kitchener

In this program you will increase your knowledge related to the role of nutrition and breast cancer. Suggestions for dietary changes to help in the prevention and/or recurrence of breast cancer are covered. Other topics include the impacts of healthy eating & weight, supplements, alcohol, physical activity, phytoestrogens, organic foods, calcium and Vitamin D.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. Only those who have been a patient or their family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

Helping You Cope with the Impact of Cancer

Led by professionals at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
Wednesday, October 15, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

This one hour workshop is an introduction to the emotional, physological, 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.

Register online or call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. Only those who have been a patient or their family member at GRRCC can be registered at this time.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Taking the complexity out of the science of food and nutrition
Wednesday October 22, 10 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

Make the most out of your trip to the grocery store. Come join our registered in-store dietitian, Kate, at Zehrs locations 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.

Start Here

When you're new on your cancer journey, Lynn helps you find where to start
Tuesdays October 28 to November 25, 5 to 6:30 pm in Kitchener

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.

Wellness through Creative Art Expression

No experience necessary. Find your inner Creator
Tuesday October 21, 1 to 3:30 pm in Kitchener

Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Come express yourself creatively through different forms of art such as painting and collage. You don't need to be talented or an artist to participate in this group workshop.

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

Announcing the Winners for September

Congratulations to our Le Salon and The Waters Winners!

Congratulations to Kathy S, winner of the Le Salon Monthly Draw and Gladys C, winner of The Waters Monthly Draw for September. Be sure to email or complete your ballots for the October draws in our main centre when you are here!

Call us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information.

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