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Reiki

Reiki appointments available January 18th and 19th.


Wednesday, Jan 18, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan 19, 6:45 & 7:30 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


("Ray-ki") 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.

Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management in Cambridge

Gentle Yoga designed to suit your healthcare needs.


Tuesday, Jan 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, Multi-Purpose Room 2/3.


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.

Better Sleep

Winter session starts next week.


Wednesdays, Jan 25-Feb 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.


Having difficulty falling asleep at night? Do you wake during the night and struggle to get back to sleep? Do you wake feeling tired? Do you have troubles settling your busy brain at night? This program provides an overview of what robs us of energizing sleep and presents strategies to decrease insomnia through effective sleep behaviours, setting realistic sleep goals, relaxing the body and resting a busy brain. Over this 5-week program, members will learn sleep strengthening behaviours and techniques that prepare the mind and body for a restful night.

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

Caregivers Workshop - NEW!

One workshop offered for the Winter session.


Monday, Jan 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

This 2-hour interactive workshop is open to all caregivers of cancer patients. Sometimes caring for others comes at a cost to the caregiver. Do you have compassion fatigue? Come learn the symptoms, and how to use your own leisure repertoire to improve the quality of life for you and your loved one. Don’t miss it!

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

Breast Cancer and Nutrition

Nutritional information for optimal health.


Wednesday, Jan 18, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Kitchener Location: GRRCC, 835 King St. W.

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.

Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management

Gentle Yoga designed to suit your healthcare needs.


Thursday, Jan 19, 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.

The Social

New online chat format.


Wednesday, Feb 01, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

Our teen program supports teens (ages 14 to 18) that have been impacted by cancer whether it is their diagnosis, a friend or a family member. Chat with us and other teens dealing with cancer using Google hangout.

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

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

Learn to make healthy choices.


Wednesday, Jan 25, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Kitchener Location: Zehrs Conestoga Mall

Come join the registered in-store dietitian, Abigail, at the Zehrs Conestoga Mall location for a food tour that will empower you to make healthier choices including eating solutions to deal with cancer side effects. Registration required.

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

Ovarian Cancer Support Group

Share your concerns and gain valuable resources.


Thursday, Jan 19, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: 16 Andrew St.

Women can share their concerns about the impact of living with Ovarian Cancer. This support group is professional facilitated and offers education, information on resources, and caring support whether you are newly diagnosed or for women who are facing recurrence. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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

Coping with Cancer Workshop

Tips to help you cope.


Wednesday, Jan 18, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kitchener Location: GRRCC, 835 King St. W.

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.

Meditation in Cambridge and Kitchener

New day and time for KW class.


Thursday, Jan 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cambridge Location: Chaplin Family YMCA, Wayne McMichael Room. Wednesday, Jan 25, 6:30-7:30 p.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.

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