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Please mail or deliver your donation to HopeSpring at:
Inn of Waterloo, 475 King St N, Tower Suite, Waterloo, ON N2J 5Z2,
Or call 519-742-4673 to make a donation by credit card.

Reminder

We are now in our new location at the Inn of Waterloo at 475 King St N. The HopeSpring main entrance will be at the back of the Inn, with those who need an accessible entrance free to use the Inn's main doors.

December Fundraising Goal

December is coming to a slow but promising start, with just over $2,000 raised so far of our $21,000 goal. Donations are gratefully accepted at HopeSpring, or online through CanadaHelps. We accept cash, cheque, and all major credit cards. We appreciate all your support.
If you're looking for holiday gift ideas, don't forget, Wordsworth Books in Uptown Waterloo is donating their profits of the sale of Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe to HopeSpring in memory of Stuart McLean, who passed away this year due to cancer. We're enormously grateful for their efforts and thoughts on our behalf.
HopeSpring's Christmas Boutique: Do you have gifts to buy? Check out our boutique. New items include sparkling mini tree, silver wreath & snowman snow globe.

Can you help?

Thank you to those who were so generous with previous requests. We really need:

  • Stamps

If you can help, please feel free to bring it to our front desk volunteer. If you have any questions, please call Linda at 519-742-1544 ext 103

Open Reiki Appointment

Friday, December 15 at 10:15 a.m. in Cambridge

Reiki is an ancient healing technique. It is a treatment in which healing energy is channeled from the practitioner to the patient who is sitting or lying quietly to enhance energy and reduce stress, pain and fatigue. Reiki is a simple procedure, consisting of calm and concentrated touching, with the practitioner focusing on healing and giving energy to specific areas on the receiver's body.

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

Water Yoga

Reminder - Water Yoga resumes January 11

Thursday, Jan 11, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in Kitchener

Water Yoga is great for those living with cancer or post-treatment survivors who want to exercise but unfortunately experience pain when working against gravity. Water can have a healing relaxing effect on the body.

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

Cambridge Women's Support Group

A good social group for women facing cancer

Tuesday, Dec 12, 11:00 a.m. - 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 us at 519-742-4673 to sign up or for more information. 

Body Image and Self Esteem

Strategies to assist in developing a healthy body image

Monday, Dec 18, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Body image involves the way we think and feel about our bodies. Cancer can change the way we look and how we experience our bodies both physically and emotionally. It can impact the way the body functions, leave scars, make you lose your hair, and cause changes in moods and energy levels. These changes can have an impact on our self-esteem. In this workshop we will explore the impact of a negative body image on self-esteem of a negative body image on self-esteem and identify strategies to assist you in developing a healthy body image. If you have concerns or questions about your body image, this workshop will allow you to talk openly with a health care professional.

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

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

At Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, Registered Oncology Dietitians review the impact your diet has on breast cancer and recurrance 

Wednesday, Dec 13, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 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 and weight, supplements, alcohol, physical activity, phytoestrogens, organic foods, calcium and Vitamin D. 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.

Coping with Cancer

A great one-hour introductory workshop on coping with cancer at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

Wednesday, Dec 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Kitchener

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

Waterloo Meditation

Skills for stress management that you can use at home

Wednesday, Dec 20, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Waterloo

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.

Men's Program

Last session of 2017 - December 13

Wednesday, Dec 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Come hang out with other guys who are going through cancer too! This program provides an opportunity for men who are patients in post-treatment 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. 

Laughter Yoga

Breathe, laugh, and let go of your stress

Tuesday, Dec 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Waterloo

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. 

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