What’s ON:

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 our wide range 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.

NOW Online:

 

PEER SUPPORT:

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 wellwood@hhsc.ca. Staff will respond promptly.
Meetings are conducted over the phone, email, and text.

Curveball

Two men’s groups – under 40 and over 40.
First Tuesday of the month* 6 to 7:30 pm
Next Meetings: Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st

Kids' Program

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 Norma Frankoff.
Next session coming soon!

Youth workshops

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 Norma Frankoff.
Next workshop: November 25th

 

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:

Yoga

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 begins November 9 & 10

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 begins November 4th

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

Card & Mask-making workshops

Learn the techniques and art of card-making and mask-making using various mediums.
Card-making: Nov. 5 & 12 at 3:30 pm, Dec. 1 & 8 at 2:15 pm

Mask-making: November 19 & 26 at 11 am

Zentangle (Beginners)

Learn the magnificent art of doodling.
Fridays 1 to 2 pm, 5 week series for beginners
Next session: coming soon!

Zentangle (Advanced)

An extension to the beginners Zentangle class.
Fridays 1 to 2 pm, 5-week series for those who have taken Zentangle previously.
Next session is coming soon!

 

 

MEDITATION & RELAXATION:

Therapeutic Touch for Self-Care®

Alternating Thursdays 7 to 8 pm
Next session: TBA

Guided Group Visualization

The familiar voices of our volunteers featured in a pre-recorded series of relaxing visualizations. 
Send an email to wellwood@hhsc.ca to access recordings.
New visualizations introduced regularly

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation, a practice for mental calming and physical relaxation.
Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6-week series
Next session is coming soon!

The Wellwood Labyrinth

Located at our community site.

 

UPCOMING LECTURES:

Cancer 101:  A 3 Part Series

Part 3 – Saying Yes: A Patient's Role

November 10 from 7 to 8 pm.

To register, please visit: www.eventbrite.ca, search “Wellwood” and choose the lecture. Need help registering? Call us at 905-667-8870.

 

In Development:

 

PEER SUPPORT:

Gynecological Cancer

Support & discussion group for women.
Meetings are currently on hold. Facilitators can connect with you by phone.

Breast Cancer Support: The First Two Years

Support & discussion group for anyone living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Meetings are currently on hold. Facilitators can connect with you by phone.

 

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:

Tai Chi

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

Expressing Your Cancer Journey Through Art

Level 1: Drawing

Level 2: Watercolour*

 

 

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

Contact: hamiltongroup.cnets@gmail.com

MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)

Contact: jwhclark@gmail.com

BLADDER Cancer

Contact: alexh@bladdercancercanada.org

Hamilton & District Multiple Myeloma Network

Contact: hamiltonnetwork@myeloma.ca

VON Caregiver Support Group

Contact: renate.fries@von.ca

 

WHAT’S ON 1

To register for virtual programs online, please click here.

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