What’s On at Wellwood:

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


Both sites will be closed on:

Monday, February 17 - FAMILY DAY

Friday, April 10 - GOOD FRIDAY

Monday, April 13 - EASTER MONDAY

Peer Support:

One-on-one peer mentoring

To arrange to meet a peer mentor, please call Norma at 905-667-8870 x203.


two men’s groups – under 40 and over 40
First Tuesday of month* 6 to 8 pm
Yes, there’s food! Drop-in format.
Next dates: Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5
* 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.
Next dates: Feb. 5, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6
* 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.
Next sessions begin Feb. 27, Apr. 16
* 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.
Next session begins Mar. 25

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 Feb. 17, Apr. 13


Mondays 7 to 8:15 pm, 6 week series
Next evening session begins Mar. 2

Tuesdays 1:30 to 3 pm, 6 week series
Next daytime session begins Mar. 3
Registration required. Limited spaces.

Restorative Yoga

for individuals in, or recovering from, treatment
Thursdays 10:30 am to noon, 6 week series
Next session begins Mar. 5
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
Next session begins Mar 24.

Wednesdays 10 am to 12 noon, 6 week series
Next session begins Mar 25. 

Level 2: Watercolour*

Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon, 6 week series
Next session begins Mar 3.

* 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


Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6 week series
Registration required.
Next session begins Apr. 7

The Wellwood Labyrinth

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


Upcoming Lectures:

Cancer 101

Biology of a Cancer Cell - Mar. 10, 7 to 8:30 pm

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:


Learn the techniques and art of cardmaking using the simple medium of torn paper.
Monday, Feb. 24, 1 to 3 pm *Registration required.

Acrylic Painting Retreat

Take home your own masterpiece from this very popular class that includes materials and meals.
Full day session on Friday, Mar. 27. *Registration required.

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.


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.



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
Next sessions:
DAY – Feb. 10, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, Apr. 18, May 11
EVENING –  Feb. 19, Mar. 18, May 20

Hamilton/Halton/Niagara & Area Carcinoid Neuroendocrine

Contact: hamiltongroup.cnets@gmail.com
Next meetings: Feb. 29, May 23

MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)

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


Contact: alexh@bladdercancercanada.org
Next meeting: Jan. 28, Feb. 25

Hamilton & District Multiple Myeloma Network

Contact: hamiltonnetwork@myeloma.ca
Next meeting: Feb. 8, Mar. 14



The following are independent local groups.

VON Caregiver Support Group

Contact: renate.fries@von.ca 

Grimsby Support Group

Contact: bonecracker_123@hotmail.com

Prostate Cancer Support Group

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


Have a question?

Are you looking to register for a program? Looking for a friend? To register, or to learn more about about our programs please:

Give us a call at 905 667-8870,

Send us an email,

Or stop by one of our locations:

Wellwood Community Site
501 Sanatorium Rd., Hamilton, ON L9C 0C3
Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm

Wellwood Hospital Site
Juravinski Hospital, Level 1, Section E
711 Concession St., Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3
Open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm

We would love to hear from you!