Theo the therapy dog is coming Saturday, February 29.

On Saturday, February 29 - Theo the Therapy Dog and his handler Michelle will be visiting HopeSpring and the Puddle Jumpers.

8 Week Gentle Yoga in Mount Forest

Live near Mount Forest? We are pleased to announce Gentle Yoga in Mount Forest.
Learn practical, easy yoga applications and breathing techniques while using a chair with options of exercise balls,
resistance bands and yoga mats.

This weekly program will assist in improving strength, agility, balance and flexibility as well aiding in reducing stress, discomfort resulting from injuries, physical issues, aging or lack of physical activity.

This program is specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers of any age and fitness level. Wear comfy clothing and bring a water bottle.
No footwear required. All equipment is provided.

Gentle Yoga in Mount Forest begins Thursday, March 12 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. for 8 weeks at Saugeen Fitness & Spa, in Mount Forest.

To register, please contact Carol Armstrong, Cancer Care Coordinator at Mount Forest Family Health Team
by phone at 519-323-0255 ext. 5014.

The program is provided by:

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Thank you!

Thank you!
Thank you to Michelle and her husband Jason for holding a party to celebrate Michelle’s 5 year anniversary of being in remission. We are pleased to announce that Michelle and her family donated $2475 raised at this event to HopeSpring. Here are a few images from the event.

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Help With Your Health Online webinar series

Looking for online support with your health?

The Help With Your Health Online is a five week, interactive, web based series of workshops for those who are looking for support to optimally manage their health.

Each week participants will make a plan that supports healthy changes that are important to them. The workshops are designed to be practical, non-judgmental and accessible to a wide range of participants. The group will be sharing experiences and learning together; it is not about testing knowledge.

The Help With Your Health Online program can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and is designed to accommodate all levels of computer skills. The program is FREE to individuals across Ontario who are living with one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, heart or kidney conditions, as well as their caregivers.

This online program begins on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m.To register please visit Help With Your Health Online or call 1-844-301-6389.

YACC Big Cancer Hook Up

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YACC Big Cancer Hook Up

On Saturday evening, January 25th, 10 young adults affected by cancer attended the Young Adult Cancer Canada Hook-Up at the Inn of Waterloo, sponsored by HopeSpring. The organization is for those aged 19 to 40. 

8,000 young adults a year get cancer and it can be an isolating experience. Young adults are just starting out in careers, long term relationships and creating families. They are beyond pediatric cancer and not at the stage of life of older adults with cancer.

The group ate pizza, networked and watched an hour video full of information that streamed from the Facebook page of YACC. Some HopeSpring staff attended and we learned a lot from this unique group. They are also very funny, with a dark humour. 

With two universities and a college in Waterloo Region, this is just the beginning  of what we hope will be a fruitful relationship between YACC and HopeSpring. 

Video for the event.

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Entrance to Fairview Mennonite Home

Fairview Mennonite Home is the location for Reiki Tuesday evening, and Reflexology Wednesday evening. Fairview Mennonite Home is located at 515 Langs Dr, Cambridge, ON N3H 4L6. To enter, please do so through the apartment building entrance.

PCCN Waterloo-Wellington Meeting Tuesday, February 25 at Rockway Community Centre in Kitchener


Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo - Wellington monthly meeting is on Tuesday, February 25 at the Rockway Community Centre in Kitchener at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. All are welcome, and no registration is required.

The focus on this meeting is:
20 minute presentation by Adrienne Paliyath, Registered Physiotherapist and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, will be discussing the importance of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for those undergoing Prostatectomy surgery, followed by a question and answer session.

Faith's Story

In this video Faith explains how HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre helped her though her cancer journey.

Partnering with Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program

We are partnering with the Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program. The Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program coordinates a variety of FREE interactive, group-based self-management workshops to support individuals and their caregivers to achieve their best health and wellness. Participants learn how to make healthier choices, better understand and manage their symptoms, increase their confidence, set realistic goals and problem solve.

Workshops offered by Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program include:
Better Sleep
Craving ChangeTM
Dial It Down - Relaxation and Stress Management
Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You!
Getting the Most From Your Healthcare Appointment
Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training (M.A.S.T)
Taking Charge

Thank you to the KWCF!

Thank you to the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation - David Clare & Susan Ferne Bender Family Fund for supporting HopeSpring.ad6018a0-f6d1-4fca-9c60-9e83361f3d9a

Thank you to CNDCF!

Thank you to the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation for your support of HopeSpring's Puddle Jumpers program. Your contribution directly supports kids whose parents and guardians are affected by cancer.

Thank you to those organizations who support us through generous grants!

HopeSpring in the Community

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Upcoming events

Better Sleep Woolwich

Tuesday 10AM → 11AM

PCCN W-W Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting

Tuesday 7PM → 8:30PM
Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo Wellington Support Group meeting
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Coming soon....

Can you keep a secret? Love books and reading?

Stay tuned for more info.

This Week at HopeSpring

Here is our programming schedule for this week:

Thursday, February 20
Tai Chi: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room
The Shift: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room
Better Sleep: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener Rockway Centre

Monday, February 24
Cancer Care Counselling in Waterloo in HopeSpring space
Caregivers Support Group: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Waterloo in HopeSpring space

Tuesday, February 25
Yoga for Cancer Recovery: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room
Women's Support Group: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Cambridge at the YMCA
Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Cambridge at the YMCA
PCCN Waterloo-Wellington: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Kitchener at the Rockway Community Centre
Women's Support Group: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Waterloo
Qi Gong: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room

Thursday, February 27
Cancer Care Counselling in Waterloo in HopeSpring space
Water Yoga: 9:30 - 10:15 in Kitchener at Forest Heights Pool
Tai Chi: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room
Meditation: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Cambridge at Langs
Final session of The Shift: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room
Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (Cambridge): 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Cambridge at Riverbend Place. Drop-ins welcome!

Saturday, February 29
Puddle Jumpers: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in Waterloo in the Salzburg room

2019 Tax Receipts

2019 Tax Receipts Out Now

 Tax receipts for 2019 were mailed a week and a half ago. If you donated with Canada Helps, you should get your receipt from Canada Helps. If you do not get your 2019 tax receipts by the middle of February, please contact us.

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