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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.

February Fundraising Goal

Almost two thirds of the way there to this month's goal! Very special thank you this week to Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. Their employee's Casual Friday's initiative raised $543.12 for HopeSpring programming.
Congratulations to Deb F. winning our Valentine's Day draw and thank you to everyone who supported us.
&And as always, donations are gratefully accepted at HopeSpring, or online at our website. We accept cash, cheque, and all major credit cards.

Can you help?

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

  • Stamps
  • Labels (Avery 5160, Avery 5366)

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

Two Open Reiki Appointments

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Friday in Cambridge

Friday, Feb 23, 9:30 and 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 to sign up or for more information.

Cambridge Meditation

Stress management techniques you can use anywhere

Thursday, Feb 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Cambridge

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.

Art Expression

Stress management techniques you can use anywhere

Saturday, Mar 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Waterloo

This expressive arts group program provides a community for cancer patients to meet with one another and share in a creative artistic experience. In a safe and confidential setting, members will be instructed in the use of painting and forms of art to create their own pieces. Under the guidance of an Art Therapist, the use of imagery, colours and textures are used to help members identify and explore feelings and gain insights into their experience with cancer. No previous art experience is required. This program is supported by Stantec.

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, learn the links between nutrition and breast cancer

Wednesday, Feb 21, 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 Workshop

Learn your first steps at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre

Wednesday, Feb 21, 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.

Healing Journey One - Coping with Cancer Stress

Starting on your Journey

Wednesdays, Mar 21 to Apr 11, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in Waterloo

The Healing Journey provides emotional support, coping strategies and opportunities to network with others. Delivered by experienced professionals, the Healing Journey is a wide-ranging program that includes both small-and-large-group formats, opportunities for discussion and cancer and its impact, demonstration and practice of proving coping strategies and discussion of the spiritual dimensions of cancer.
This is a four-week program. Commitment to attend all four sessions is required. The Healing Journey One is a good starter program for new members. Let us help you in your healing journey.

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

Healthy Cooking

Healthy food, great times and community

Mondays, Feb 26 - Apr 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Waterloo

This is a six-week interactive program that promotes fun through participatory food preparation. Nutritional and educational information is shared by our new registered dietitian, Rebecca, on how to handle cancer-related eating challenges and what to eat during treatment. You will share the food prepared by your class. A family member or caregiver is welcome to register and attend with you.

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

Waterloo Meditation

Giving you control over your thoughts and emotions

Wednesday, Feb 28, 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.

Nutritional Grocery Store Tour for Healthy Eating

This Wednesday, join Diana at Conestoga Mall

Wednesday, Feb 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Come join Diana, the registered in-store dietitian at Zehrs Conestoga Mall 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.

Wednesday Women's Support Group

Warm and friendly group for women with cancer

Wednesday, Feb 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. NEW TIME in Waterloo

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.

Chair Yoga

Practice yoga when getting on the floor cannot be done

Thursday, Feb 22, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Waterloo

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support featuring the many benefits of regular yoga such as gentle stretching, breathing, and visualization. There is no need to get down on the floor, is good for those with knee, hip, and/or back limitations and is available to patients, family members, and caregivers.

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

Laughter Yoga

Great for all ages and stages of recovery

Tuesday, Feb 27, 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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Eat Smart, Be Well

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