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Are you located in Brant County and looking for fabric face masks?

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The CareMongering-Brantford Mask Makers is a small group of 25+ volunteers making cloth masks for seniors, essential workers, and people with underlying health conditions. 

Please email johnlcwang@outlook.com to arrange porch delivery within Brant County. Please make reference to HopeSpring, general mask pattern/colour requests if any, and a drop-off location. 

The masks are free of charge. We welcome cash donations, quilting cotton, unused 100% cotton fabrics, used men's t-shirts (for ties/tapes). All donations will go towards making more masks to distribute to the community.

Please visit their Facebook page Caremongering – Brantford Mask Makers for more information.

PCCN Support

Are you a man with Prostate Cancer, a family member of someone with Prostate Cancer or a caregiver supporting someone with Prostate Cancer? The Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo-Wellington chapter is here for you. Support is available by email at info@pccn-waterloo-wellington.ca or by calling our answering service at 226-240-9264.
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COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support HUB - available to you

Did you know you have access to the COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub? This hub contains resources and information for cancer patients during the time of COVID-19. Here's a list of information available:

This hub of information is available to every person in Canada affected by cancer. 

You're invited to Mindfulness@Home Cancer Series

You're invited to attend Mindfulness@Home Cancer Series:

This series runs on Fridays, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 8 Fridays and covers the following topics:

June 5 - Self-Compassion and loving kindness
June 12 - Reframing thoughts with mindfulness, insight and compassion
June 19 - Principles of Aikido in conflict and struggle
June 26 - Hardwiring resilience appreciation and gratitude
July 3 - Mindful relationships, communication, intimacy

 To register, please visit https://healingandcancer.org/mah/

Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Presents Virtual Programs:

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Diabetes: Back to Basics 90 minute webinar June 11 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Do you have a new diagnosis of prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes?

Have you had Type 2 Diabetes for some time and find yourself struggling or need a refresher? If so, then please join us for this interactive webinar given by Amy Waugh, a Certified Diabetes Educator, where she will review why this happens, what is going on in our bodies, what we can do about it and how we can make small changes to better manage our blood sugars and long-term health.

To register, please visit: Diabetes: Back to Basics 

In addition the following webinar sessions are available to you:

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • Parenting Children with Chronic Pain
  • Living a Meaningful Life with Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Help with your Health Online

To register, please visit Self-Management Ontario webinars 

Teen Coping and Support Group Available

Qualia Counselling Services is offering Teen Coping & Support Groups on the following dates:

  • Monday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. on May 11 to June 15 for ages 13-15
  • Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on May 14 to June 18 for ages 15-17

These sessions are conducted using Microsoft Teams and a link will be sent to you upon registration. To register, please email info@qualiacounselling.com or call 519-742-0500 or 1-844-380-3CBT (228).

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Look Good Feel Better Online Workshops

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Look Good Feel Better is now offering 3 online workshops you can participate from your home, including a workshop just for teens:

Skincare, Cosmetics & Hair Alternatives Teen Workshop
June 7, 2020 - from 2 to 3:15 pm.

To register visit lgfb.ca > Select Update on our Workshops > Register here: Skincare, Cosmetics & Hair Alternatives Teen Workshop

Skincare and Cosmetics workshop:
June 2 - 1 pm,
June 9 - 1 pm,
June 16 - 1 pm,
June 23 - 1 pm,
June 30 - 1 pm. You only need to attend 1 date.

To register visit lgfb.ca > Select Update on our Workshops > Register here > Skincare & Cosmetic Workshop (external website).

Wig and Hair Alternatives workshop:
June 2 - 6pm,
June 3 - 6:30 pm
June 4 - 4 pm
June 9 - 6pm
June 11 - 4 pm,
June 16 - 6pm
June 17 - 6:30 pm
June 23 - 1 pm
June 18 - 4 pm
June 25 - 4 pm
June 30 - 6pm. You only need to attend 1 date.

To register visit lgfb.ca > Select Update on our Workshops > Register here > Wigs and Hair Alternatives Workshop (external website).

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

HopeSpring in the Community

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Calendar

This calendar displays holidays and information provided by our community partners.
Monday 6PM → 6:05PM
VIRTUAL EDUCATION SESSIONS: THE IMPACT OF GRIEF (Delivered via ZOOM)
Tuesday 1PM → 2:15PM
Surviving the Survivorship Issues
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Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program Updates

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Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program has provided an update regarding COVID-19 testing for People with Cancer at GRRCC. Please review it at COVID-19 Testing for People with Cancer - Information for patients at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and their caregivers.

This update is provided by the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program - Communiqué (PDF) - which highlights the programs, testing and services are currently running and which programs, testing and services are on hold. Please read it to stay informed at what's happening in cancer care.

While Wheels of Hope has suspended their program, Grand River Regional Cancer Centre is utilizing taxis. To read their update, please visit Transportation Update Communiqué (PDF). If you have questions, please contact your social worker or oncologist.

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HopeSpring Staff Working Remotely

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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.

An update from the President of the Board of Directors

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Waterloo Region Public Health COVID Dashboard

Waterloo Region Public Health has put together a COVID dashboard. To view it, please visit Waterloo Region Public Health COVID Dashboard (external website).

Coming June 1

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Help HopeSpring win $20,000 by donating through CanadaHelps during the month of June.

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This week at Hopespring
Monday, June 1
Cancer Care Counselling - via telephone or Zoom
Yoga for Cancer Recovery with Marilyn: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tuesday, June 2
Cambridge Women's Support Group: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Cambridge Gentle Yoga with Tammy: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Thursday, June 4
Cancer Care Counselling - via telephone or Zoom
Tai Chi with Judy: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Fabric caps, fabric face masks, camisoles and wigs can be requested by emailing volunteer@hopespring.ca or by calling 519-742-4673.

Do you make fabric face masks?

We are looking for people who can donate fabric face masks for cancer patients. We will take them to the patients with no contact drop off. If you know of someone making masks that they would be willing to donate, please contact concierge@hopespring.ca.

Masks can also be dropped off to the front lobby of the Inn of Waterloo, 475 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario.


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