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 month* 6 to 7:30 pm
Next Meeting: July 7

KIDS in the Kitchen/Power-UP

Creative activities, games, meal preparation (including supplies), and self-care strategies for kids and their families, all provided through virtual coaching from us.
This program is delivered for children who are living with a serious illness in the family. For more information, contact Norma Frankoff.
Next session begins June 10

 

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT:

Yoga

Offering a selection, suitable for everyone, including Restorative, Gentle, Stretch & Restore, and Chair Yoga.
Mondays 7 to 8 pm
Tuesdays 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Next sessions begin June 8 and 9

Energy, Boost & Balance

Safe, simple easy-to-do practices connecting you to the energy in your own body.
Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30 pm, 4 week series
Next session begins June 3 

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

Cardmaking

Learn the techniques and art of cardmaking, using the simple medium of torn paper.
Thursdays 2:15 to 3:15 pm
Sessions are ongoing

Zentangle

Learn the magnificent art of doodling.
Fridays 1 to 2 pm, 5 week series for beginners
Next session August 7 

 

MEDITATION & RELAXATION:

Self-Guided Therapeutic Touch®

Alternating Thursdays 7 to 8 pm
Next session June 18

Guided Group Visualization

The familiar voices of our volunteers featured in a series of visualizations.
Send an email to wellwood@hhsc.ca to register for recordings. 
New visualizations introduced regularly

Meditation

Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 am, 6 week series
Next session begins June 16

The Wellwood Labyrinth

Located at our community site.

 

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*

 

UPCOMING LECTURES:

Cancer 101:  A 3 Part Series

Parts 2 and 3 Scheduled for Fall
Discussion of Treatment Options
Saying Yes: A Patient’s Role
Visit: www.eventbrite.ca, search “Wellwood” and choose lecture. Need help registering? Call us at 905-667-8870.
Registration opens in June.

 

RETREATS & WORKSHOPS:

Acrylic Painting Retreat

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

 

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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