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What’s 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

HOLIDAY CLOSURES:

Both sites will be closed

THANKSGIVING - Monday, Oct. 14

Hospital site will be closed

REMEMBRANCE DAY - Monday, Nov. 11

PEER SUPPORT:

One-on-one peer mentoring

To arrange to meet a peer mentor, please call Norma at 905-667-8870 ext. 203.

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.
Next dates: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5
* No meeting 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: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6
* If a holiday, moved to second Wednesday.

Breast Cancer Support:

The First Two Years
Thursdays 1 to 2:30 pm 12 week series
Registration required.
Fall session begins Sept. 5
* New attendees welcome throughout the series.

 

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN

LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS IN THE FAMILY:

KIDS in the Kitchen /Power-UP

Wednesdays 6 to 8 pm 8 week series
School-age children are supported in a safe, secure, caring environment.
Registration required. Limited spaces.
Fall session begins Oct. 9
* Supervised transportation within Hamilton.

 

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:

Qi Gong

Thursdays 7 to 7:45 pm 10 week series
Registration required.
Next session TBA

Tai Chi

Mondays 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Registration requested. Drop-in format.
* No class on Oct. 14

Yoga

Mondays 7 to 8:15 pm 6 week series
Next evening sessions begin Sept. 9, Oct. 28
Tuesdays 1:30 to 3 pm 6 week series
Next daytime sessions begin Sept. 17, Oct. 29
Registration required. Limited spaces.

Restorative Yoga

for individuals in, or recovering from, treatment
Thursdays 10:30 am to noon 6 week series
Next sessions begin Sept. 26, Nov. 14
Registration required. Limited spaces.

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

Expressing Your Cancer Journey Through Art

Registration required.

Level 1: Drawing
Wednesdays 10 am to 12 noon 6 week series
Next session begins Oct. 16
Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon 6 week series
Next session TBA

Level 2: Watercolour*
Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon 6 week series
Next sessions begin Sept. 10, Nov. 5
* Watercolour class is for those who have completed “Drawing” and based on the recommendation of instructors.

 

MEDITATION & RELAXATION:

Relaxation for Self Care

Registration requested.

Self-Guided Therapeutic Touch®
1st Thursday of every month 7 to 8 pm

Guided Group Visualization
2nd 3rd 4th 5th Thursdays of month 7 to 8 pm
Fridays 11 am to 12 noon

Meditation

Mondays 9:30 to 11 am 6 week series
Registration required.
Next session begins Oct. 21

The Wellwood Labyrinth

Located at our community site.
* Please note, it is scheduled for resurfacing this year and may be closed for a one week period.

 

RETREATS & WORKSHOPS:

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 sessions begin Sept. 4, Nov. 6

 

UPCOMING LECTURES:

7 to 8:30 pm

Cannabis & Cancer - Wednesday, Oct. 2

Exercise & Cancer - Tuesday, Nov. 12

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.)

 

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
Next sessions:
DAY –  Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 9, Nov. 11
EVENING –  Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20

Hamilton/Halton/Niagara & Area Carcinoid Neuroendocrine

Contact: hamiltongroup.cnets@gmail.com
Next meetings: Sept. 28, Nov. 23

MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)

Contact: jwhclark@gmail.com
Next meeting: Nov. 2

AAMAC (Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplasia Association of Canada)

Contact: 1-888-840-0039
Next meeting: Nov. 2

BLADDER Cancer

Contact: alexh@bladdercancercanada.org
Next meetings: Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26

Hamilton & District Multiple Myeloma Network

Contact: hamiltonnetwork@myeloma.ca
Next meetings: Sept. 7, Nov. 9

OTHER GROUPS:

The following are independent local groups.

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