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The Spring Program & Activities Guide is now available at HopeSpring and throughout the Region as well as for download.

Wednesday Gentle Yoga

Isabella leads the Wednesday class in this popular and easy exercise
Wed February 25, 5:30 to 6:45 pm in Kitchener

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

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

Cambridge Laughter Yoga

Endorphins and exercise to benefit you
Thurs February 26, 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.

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

Look Good Feel Better

For women in their first year of a diagnosis
Wed March 11, 9:30 to 11:30 am in Kitchener

Cancer and its treatment can take a toll on your appearance. This workshop can help you look good and feel more like yourself. This two-hour workshop is open to women in their first year of diagnosis facing all types of cancer and all types of treatment. Covered in the workshop are cosmetics, skin care, sun care and alternatives. You will take home a complimentary kit of cosmetics and skin care products.

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

Qi Gong

Find a balance of exercise and relaxation
Tues February 24, 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.

Scarf Tying Workshop

Last call for this fun and informative workshop
Wed February 25, 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 oversized 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.

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Cancer is expensive. There is help
Wed March 4, 11 am to 12 pm in Kitchener

Come learn what financial options are available to help you! 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. 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.

Wellness Through Creative Art Expression

Join this popular workshop and see how it can help you!
Tues March 3, 1 - 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.

Yoga for Hope is April 12. Register today and start collecting your pledges

Yoga For Hope

More information at www.yogaforhope.ca

HopeSpring News

Sunbathers and skiers beware.

Whether you’re packing for a winter getaway in the tropics, gliding down a brilliantly reflective mountain slope or just heading to a tanning salon, a new study suggests that you are in danger in more ways than one from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

What’s more, that danger can peak long after you’ve been exposed – a fact that could lead to new approaches to warding off the cancer risk associated with too much sunlight.

The study, led by Yale…

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Local residents are urged to roll up their sleeves this week to join an ambitious provincial project aimed at finding insights into chronic disease.

The Ontario Health Study is holding a clinic in Waterloo on Tuesday to Friday to collect blood samples for its research database that will be an invaluable resource for scientists looking to figure out how our habits and environment affect the risk of certain diseases.

"It's really going to be a world-class research study to better understand the…

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