Until it is safe to gather, Wellwood now has a wide range of supports available, wherever you are, to help you continue to live well with cancer during these challenging times.
In addition to a variety of self-care resources, many of our programs and groups are now taking place on Zoom, as we are continually adding more. If you are interested in participating, please contact us. Registration is required.
For security reasons, registered participants are asked not to share Zoom links, and we will also not admit anyone who isn’t registered to the virtual room.
To protect vulnerable ages, programs are for 18+, except Kids in the Kitchen/Power Up. Please ask us for suggestions on how to support teens living with cancer in the family, or about local resources for children and teens with cancer.
One-on-one peer mentoring
A flagship program, connecting you with someone who has been there.
To arrange a peer mentor, please leave a message at 905-667-8870 or email Norma.
Meetings are conducted over the phone, email, and text.
Two men’s groups – under 40 and over 40.
First Tuesday of the month* 6 to 7:30 pm
Next Meetings: Feb. 2 & Mar. 2
Creative activities, games, nutrition literacy, and self-care strategies for children and their families, all provided through virtual coaching. All supplies are provided. For children ages 6 to 11.
This program is delivered to children who are living with a serious illness in the family. For more information, contact Blaze.
Next session starts on Jan. 20 (Every other Wednesday at 5 p.m for four weeks)
An engaging space for youth to connect, learn, and lead together. Workshop themes include leadership, arts, mindfulness, self-care, etc. All supplies are provided. For youth ages 12 to 15.
This program is delivered to youth who are living with a serious illness in the family. For more information, contact Blaze.
Next program dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 24 & Mar. 24 (Last Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m.)
EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:
Offering a selection, suitable for everyone, including Restorative, Gentle Hatha, Stretch & Restore, and Chair Yoga.
Mondays 7 to 8 pm
Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Next session starts on Jan. 11 & 12
Energy, Boost & Balance
Safe, simple easy-to-do exercises connecting you to the energy in your own body.
Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30 pm, 4-week series
Next session is coming soon!
Expressing Your Journey through Art - Watercolour (Beginners)
This program involves instruction and practice using watercolour.
Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am, 6-week series for beginners
Next session is coming soon!
Card & Mask-making workshops
Learn the techniques and art of card-making and mask-making using various mediums.
Creating Fabric Postcards: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m, 2-part series. Next session: Jan. 21 & 28
Advanced Cardmaking 102: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m., 2-part series. Next session: Feb. 4 & 11
Mask-making: coming soon!
Learn the magnificent art of doodling.
Fridays from 1 to 2 pm, 5-week series for beginners
Next session starts on Apr. 9
An extension to the beginners Zentangle class.
Fridays from 1 to 2 pm, 5-week series for those who have taken Zentangle previously.
Next session starts on Feb. 12
MEDITATION & RELAXATION:
Guided Group Visualization
The familiar voices of our volunteers featured in a pre-recorded series of relaxing visualizations.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to access recordings.
New visualizations introduced regularly
Mindfulness Meditation, a practice for mental calming and physical relaxation.
Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6-week series
Next session starts on Jan. 26
The Wellwood Labyrinth
Located at our community site.
Cancer 102: Treatment Side-Effects
A three-part series to address the emotional and physical issues that can occur after treatment. All lectures take place on Zoom between 7 and 8:30 pm.
Part 1: February 9 - "Fear of Recurrence" - Dr. Karen Zhang will discuss the feelings of anxiety that one can experience after completing treatment. Learn to understand and manage the feeling (and fear) that cancer may have returned.
Part 2: March 9 - "Chemo-fog" Dr. Roochi Arora will identify the symptoms of "chemo-fog" or "chemo-brain" that can affect your ability to concentrate , as well as other memory issues after chemotherapy. Learn strategies to manage changes.
Part 3: April 13 - "Lymphedema Education" Michele Cardoso will discuss the causes of the swelling that can limit movement, and teach techniques to help control the severity.
To register for these lectures, please click here.
Other Programs & Groups:
We recommend connecting directly with the organizers as some dates may change.
Look Good Feel Better
Register at www.lgfb.ca or 1-800-914-5665
Hamilton/Halton/Niagara & Area Carcinoid Neuroendocrine
MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)
Hamilton & District Multiple Myeloma Network
VON Caregiver Support Group