Cancer is already isolating. We're still here. You are NOT alone.

 

While both sites are closed, Wellwood is being re-imagined through virtual programming to help you continue to live well during these challenging times. 

 

Several of our programs are now being offered live, via Zoom, and we are piloting others. If you are already registered, we will be contacting you with details. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

What’s USUALLY on:

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held at our community site, Juravinski House: 501 Sanatorium Road (at intersection with Rice and Chedmac). FREE PARKING.

PEER SUPPORT:

One-on-one peer mentoring

At this time, peer mentoring will continue, conducted over the phone, email and text. To arrange a peer mentor, please leave a message at 905-667-8870 or email wellwood@hhsc.ca. Staff will be checking email and phone messages regularly, and will respond promptly.

Curveball

two men’s groups – under 40 and over 40
First Tuesday of month* 6 to 8 pm
Yes, there’s food! Drop-in format.
* No meetings held in August 

Gynecological Cancer

support & discussion group for women
First Wednesday of month* 10 am to noon
Wellwood Hospital Site, Juravinski E1
No registration: Drop-in format.
* If a holiday, moved to second Wednesday.

Breast Cancer Support: The First Two Years

Thursdays 1 to 2:30 pm, 6 week series
Registration required.
* New attendees welcome throughout the series.

KIDS in the Kitchen /Power-UP

For children and youth living with serious illness in the family.
Ages 9-16.

Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm, 8 week series
School-age children are supported in a safe, secure, caring environment.
Registration required. Limited spaces. *Supervised transportation within Hamilton.

To register please contact Norma Frankoff.

 

 

Exercise and Movement:

Tai Chi

Mondays 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Registration requested. Drop-in format.
* No class on Apr. 13

Yoga

Mondays 7 to 8:15 pm, 6 week series

Tuesdays 1:30 to 3 pm, 6 week series
Registration required. Limited spaces.

Restorative Yoga

for individuals in, or recovering from, treatment
Thursdays 10:30 am to noon, 6 week series
Registration required. Limited spaces.

 

 

Creative Expression:

Expressing Your Cancer Journey Through Art

Registration required.

Level 1: Drawing

Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon, 6 week series

Wednesdays 10 am to 12 noon, 6 week series

Level 2: Watercolour*

Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon, 6 week series

* Watercolour class is for those who have completed “Drawing” and based on the recommendation of instructors.

 

 

Meditation & Relaxation:

Relaxation for Self Care

Registration requested. Drop-In format

Self-Guided Therapeutic Touch®

1st Thursday of month 7 to 8 pm
Registration requested. Drop-In format.

Guided Group Visualization

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursday of month 7 to 8 pm

Fridays 11 am to 12 noon
Registration requested. Drop-In format.
No class on Apr. 10

Meditation

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6 week series
Registration required.

The Wellwood Labyrinth

Located at our community site.
*CLOSED in winter months and also for scheduled renovations this Spring! 

 

 

Upcoming Lectures:

Cancer 101

Discussion of Treatment Options - Apr. 14, 7 to 8:30 pm

Saying Yes: A Patient's Role - May 12, 7 to 8:30 pm

To register, go to www.eventbrite.ca, search “Wellwood” and choose the lecture. Need help registering? Call us at 905-667-8870. Prefer to view a lecture from home? Email frankoff@hhsc.ca. (Sponsored by Continuing Health Sciences Education at McMaster.)

 

 

Retreats & Workshops:

Cardmaking

Learn the techniques and art of cardmaking using the simple medium of torn paper.

Acrylic Painting Retreat

Take home your own masterpiece from this very popular class that includes materials and meals.

Energy, Boost & Balance

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, 4 week series
Safe, simple easy-to-do exercises connecting you to the energy in your own body.
Next session begins Apr. 8 *Registration required.

Zentangle

Learn the magnificent art of doodling.
Friday, Apr. 17, 9:30 am to 12 noon *Registration required.

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.

 

 

OTHER PROGRAMS WE HOST:

As committed community partners, we are pleased to donate space for the following programs and meetings. 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
Next meetings: May 23

MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)

Contact: jwhclark@gmail.com
Next meetings: Jun. 6 

BLADDER Cancer

Contact: alexh@bladdercancercanada.org
Next meeting: TBD

Hamilton & District Multiple Myeloma Network

Contact: hamiltonnetwork@myeloma.ca
Next meeting: TBD

 

 

OTHER GROUPS:

The following are independent local groups.

VON Caregiver Support Group

Contact: renate.fries@von.ca

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Contact: Local office of the Canadian Cancer Society at hamilton@ontario.cancer.ca

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