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Stay with HopeSpring.ca until the end of the year.

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@hopespring.ca

Meditation in Cambridge

Last class until September 8.
Thursday, August 4, 11:30-12:30 p.m.; Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, 250 Hespeler Rd, Wayne McMichael Room.

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.

Cambridge Women's Support Group

A social circle for women facing cancer.
Tuesday, August 9, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, Wayne McMichael Room, 250 Hespeler Rd.

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.

Zen Tangling

A relaxing, artistic meditation - no experience necessary.
Thursday, August 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

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.

Lymphoma Support Group

Lymphoma Canada - SW Ontario Chapter
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

The focus of this group is to provide a peer community for individuals living with Lymphoma, their families and their caregivers. The August meeting will be a peer to peer support meeting.

Online registration is available at www.lymphoma.ca or through HopeSpring online or call 519-742-4673 or 888-680-4673 to RSVP your space.

Meditation in Kitchener

A healthy way to manage your thoughts and emotions.
Friday, August 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

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

Share and network with other men who are going through cancer.
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

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.

Laughter Yoga

Laugh and feel great!
Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

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.

Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management in Kitchener

Thursday Summer classes continue to August 18.
Thursday, August 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

This is a gentle yoga to help exercise control over physical and emotional well-being by combining movements, breathing, stretching, body poses and meditation practice. This program is specifically for patients who have significant adverse physical symptoms (e.g., pain, instability, mobility problems due to surgery) that requires an especially gentle style of yoga that can be modified to each member's needs. The primary objective of this type of yoga session is symptom relief.

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

Tai Chi

A gentle exercise to improve your well-being.
Thursday, August 4, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

This coping skills program is a traditional Chinese system of health preservation that combines movement, meditation and breathing exercises to promote emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Though traditionally performed while standing, most of the slow, gentle movements are easily adapted for members who find it necessary to remain seated because of illness or injury. Members, family and caregivers are all welcome. If you can breathe you can join us.

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

HopeSpring News

A study of existing research found strong evidence of a direct, harmful effect of drinking, even though scientists are unsure of the exact biological reasons why alcohol causes cancer.

Writing in the journal Addiction, Jennie Connor, from the University of Otago in New Zealand, said alcohol was estimated to have caused about 500,000 deaths from cancer in 2012 alone - 5.8% of cancer deaths worldwide.

Even people who drink at low levels are at risk.

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Analysis of data from more than 170,000 people in the United States revealed that among 1,659 who developed bowel cancer, there was a strong correlation between higher omega 3 intake and lower risk of death, it said.

"Compared with patients who consumed less than 0.1 grams (0.004 ounces) of omega 3 fatty acids daily, those who…

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