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For the time being, please continue to use www.hopespring.ca for all your needs. If you have any questions about the site, please contact Braden Speers at 519-742-4673 ext 104 or email office@wellspringgrandriver.ca

Cambridge Healthy Cooking

Last Call!
Thursday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Langs, 1145 Concession Rd, Cambridge

This is a six week interactive program that promotes fun through participatory food preparation. Nutritional and educational information is shared by our registered dietitian on how to handle cancer related eating challenges and what to eat during treatment. You will share the food prepared by the class. Feel free to bring a family member or caregiver with you.

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

Cambridge Women's Support Group

Come & discuss your concerns with a warm, welcoming group of women.
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cambridge

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

Meditation

Learn to heal through meditation.


NEW TIME: Friday, May 13, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Kitchener

Meditation has been used as a means to achieve healthy thought management by exercising control over thoughts and emotions. In this group program, cancer patients and caregivers are taught mindfulness meditation exercises and are encouraged to practice them at home to the greatest extent possible based on interest and health. This program is especially suited to members who are trying meditation for the first time.

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

Men's Program, Taking Charge -NEW!

NEW PROGRAM - starts May 11.
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Kitchener

Come hang out with other guys who are going through cancer too! This program provides an opportunity for men who are patients in active or post treatment and caregivers to meet with each other for information gathering, networking, and conversation about their experience with cancer. Benefits of participating include increasing your overall well-being, gain information and reduce anxiety and depression. Take charge, gain confidence and become empowered. Registration required.

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

Qi Gong

Last class until September.
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener

This is a group coping-skills program that provides a community for cancer patients and caregivers to meet with one another and share in group movement exercise. Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese system of health preservation that combines movement, meditation and breathing exercises to promote emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Its gentle nature and easy-to-learn movements make it ideally suited for patients who are in treatment and feeling ill.

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

Scrapbooking "Life Stories" - NEW!

NEW WORKSHOP - May 16 - only Summer date.
Mon, May 16, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kitchener

This class offers you the opportunity to record and celebrate one’s life and create an avenue for reminiscing. You will create a visual and written account of your life’s journey to give you an opportunity to celebrate your life’s accomplishments. Please bring your photos and mementos to personalize your scrapbook. All other materials will be provided. Registration required.

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

The Financial Cost of Cancer: Exploring Possibilities

Discover financial options to offset medical costs.
Thurs, April 21, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener
Wed, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. GRRCC, 835 King St W, 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.

Laughter Yoga

Laugh & feel great.
NEW TIME: Wed, May 4, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Kitchener

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.

Zen Tangling

No experience necessary!
Monday , May 9, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kitchener

Zen-Tangling acts as an "artistic meditation" which increases focus, creativity, autonomy and intrinsic well-being. Tangling is an easy, relaxing and fun way to create images by drawing structured patterns. No experience is necessary! If you can hold a pencil, you can create your own beautiful and intricate image.

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

HopeSpring News

The staff at HopeSpring would like to both congratulate & thank St. John’s-Kilmarnock school (Breslau) students Spencer, McKenzie and Greg for winning a YPI (Youth and Philanthropy Initiative) grant for HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. The students visited HopeSpring on April 15 to conduct a research project on the charity for their YPI presentation. They completed the final stage of the YPI competition on April 28, winning a substantial grant for HopeSpring.

Researchers in Ottawa have found the "Achilles Heel" in an aggressive and deadly brain cancer. 

The hope is that this may lead to new therapies for a cancer that kills 50 percent of patients within a year and a half. 

Once a month, 29-year-old Denis Raymond comes for blood work at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. 

It is a small inconvenience to make sure he is still healthy after a brutal diagnosis 3 years ago.

Read more: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-researchers-find-potential-treatment…

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