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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.

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 Norma.  
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: Mar. 2, Apr. 6 & May 4

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 Blaze.
Next session is coming soon!

Youth Program

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: Feb. 24 (Music & Wellness) & Mar. 24 (Acrylic Art Studio). Sessions take place from 5 to 6 pm. 


EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:

Yoga

Offering a selection, suitable for everyone, including Restorative, Gentle Hatha, and Chair Yoga.
Mondays 7 to 8 pm
Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Next session starts on Feb. 22 & 23

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 starts on May 5


CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

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 starts Apr. 21

Expressing Your Journey through Art - Watercolour (Intermediate)

This program is an extension of the Beginners watercolour class.
Wednesdays from 10 to 11 am, 6-week series for those who have taken the beginners class before OR have previous watercolour training or experience. Experience with drawing is also mandatory.
Next session starts on Mar. 3

Acrylic Art Retreat

A mini-retreat held on Zoom for clients to learn how to work with acrylic paints to create a lovely painting.
All supplies will be provided. Clients do not need previous art training or experience as step-by-step instruction will be provided.
Next retreat is on Mar. 19 from 1 to 3 pm

Card-making workshops

Learn the techniques and art of card-making using various mediums.

Next session starts on Mar. 4

Zentangle for Beginners

Learn the magnificent art of doodling.
Fridays from 1 to 2 pm, 5-week series for beginners
Next session starts on Apr. 9

Zentangle (Advanced)

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 is coming soon!


MEDITATION & RELAXATION:

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

Mindfulness Meditation

A six-week course to teach the practice of mental calming and physical relaxation. Each week builds knowledge, so weekly attendance is encouraged. 
Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6-week series
Next session is coming soon!

The Wellwood Labyrinth

Located at our community site.


LECTURE SERIES:

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 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

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

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To register for virtual programs online, please click here.

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