Cambridge Gentle Yoga

Tammy leads this gentle exercise class suited for all ages and stages of cancer
Tuesday July 29, 1:30 - 3 pm in Cambridge

Gentle Yoga combines breathing, body awareness and deep relaxation. The gentle postures help stretch and strengthen the body.

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

KW Meditation

A gentle relaxation technique to help increase sense of well being
Wednesday August 6, 2 to 3 pm in Kitchener

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

Strategies for Living with Fatigue

Living with cancer can be exhausting
Wednesday August 6, 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

Helping You Cope with the Financial Impact of Cancer

Come learn what financial options are available to help you!
Wednesday August 6, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

In this workshop you will receive an overview of the income maintenance programs and drug coverage options available to you. Applications for benefits will be available at the workshop.

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

Understanding Relationship Stress

Cancer can put a tremendous strain on relationships
Wednesdays August 13, 20 & 27, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Kitchener

One of the best ways to cope with the stress of cancer is to have a strong emotional support system. However, a cancer diagnosis can put an enormous stress on important relationships such as a life partner, siblings, children and employer. This three week series workshop will provide insights into the issues that most challenge interpersonal relationships, offering the tools to strengthen your relationships, enhance communication and better meet needs.

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

Women's Support Group - 45 years & up

Peer to peer support in a relaxed group environment
Tuesday July 22, 11 am to 12:30 pm in Kitchener

Support among the group is offered, tips are shared and strategies for coping discussed. A wide range of on top of mind topics are discussed each week including everyday life events, past, present or future. Come discuss concerns about your future cancer treatments, eating problems and relationship issues. The group is warm and friendly and a good social circle for women with cancer.

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

Kitchener Gentle Yoga

Thursday night yoga returns September 4
Friday, August 8, 9 to 10:30 am in Kitchener

Our Thursday Gentle Yoga session is completed for the summer and will return in the Fall. For those Thursday attendees looking for Gentle Yoga this summer, consider the Friday Gentle Yoga session. Next class is Friday August 8.

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

Reminder - Closed for Civic Weekend

A reminder that HopeSpring will be closed Saturday August 2 and Monday August 4 for the Civic long weekend. We will reopen Tuesday August 5 at 9 am with regular hours. We wish all our community a lovely long weekend.

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When Chuck Davis was rushed to Kingston General Hospital in May 2013, the nurses in the intensive-care unit offered his wife something she did not expect - a cot.

Phyllis Davis was surprised because the last time Davis's Type 2 diabetes, low hemoglobin and other health troubles landed him in at KGH, back in 2008, she was not allowed to bed down in his ICU room. When visiting hours ended at 8 p.m., she had to drive an hour to the couple's home in Prince Edward County, where she would fret until…

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The study compared…

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