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Dear <<First Name>>,
This is what's happening remotely at HopeSpring this week. 
The week of April 18 -24th is National Volunteer Week in Canada!!
At HopeSpring, we are joining in the celebration and featuring our volunteer ambassadors all week. Without our volunteers, it would be impossible to offer all of the services and programs that HopeSpring offers our community. 
Watch our social channels all week for their stories. Also, this week we are launching a new feature site for our volunteer focus(details coming this week). We hope that you are social too, continue the conversation here. 

    
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Programming Information and Updates at HopeSpring
Spring & Summer Programming, Schedules and Registration now available online
https://www.hopespring.ca/programs
**Join us this week for the final presentation in this series. Hear from our researchers how we can better serve our marginalized communities and become more inclusive, particularly focused on the medical community. Anyone can join. Register here.
Community Conversations Research Project Presentation
This presentation is a follow up to the Community Conversations project held in 2019, initiated by HopeSpring on Diversity and Inclusion. This presentation is the research completed in a collaboration by the students of Laurier University and Conestoga College. Their findings will provide insight on how we can better serve marginalized communities and make a more welcoming environment. More details and registration here
Peer Support Chat Series-Coping with Stress and Mental Health
Coping with Stress and Mental Health.
Living with the pandemic and health-related concerns, we are all feeling stress and need to check how its affecting our mental health and obtain strategies to help us get through. Join the Peer Support team and Amy, our Cancer Care Counsellor for this chat series. Registration available on the Peer Support webpage or by following this link
Puddle Jumpers Group-Based Supportive Care
**NEW-Puddle Jumpers Now Available Saturday and Sunday mornings. 
Is a group-based supportive care program for children aged 5 to 13. Each class has therapeutic lesson goals to help children who have a parent or caregiver going through cancer. Registration available here
Also check out Little Scientist and Expressive Arts below, rounding out our family programming.
Little scientist is a program designed to inspire learning in children ages 5-13 through a series of virtual at-home mini-science experiments. More info and registration 
Expressive Arts for Youth Family Programming
Expressive Arts provides a creative and safe outlet to express emotions through painting activity. Youth will learn coping strategies in a constructive way by drawings and assigning meaning from visuals and communicate through them. It will build self-confidence and provide a greater sense of awareness. More info and registration here.
NEW DATES ADDED! More info or to register go here
Look Good Feel Better Bonus Programs Available
Look Good Feel Better Logo

HELPING WOMEN WITH CANCER FEEL LIKE THEMSELVES AGAIN SINCE 1992
To register or discover LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER visit  lgfb.ca

The above kit is provided to participants once they attend the Skincare and Cosmetics workshop. Register here
Alternate Programs Available 
 
Prostate Cancer Support Group Waterloo-Wellington-Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
     
 
Scan above to go directly to PCCN website.
Are you a man with Prostate Cancer, a family member of someone with Prostate Cancer or a caregiver supporting someone with Prostate Cancer? The Prostate Cancer Support Group Waterloo-Wellington chapter is here for you. 
.For our next virtual support group meeting - In person meetings are suspended because of the  pandemic, but PCSG Waterloo Wellington meets via ZOOM the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Join our mailing list for meeting invites.

You may join our mailing group by clicking here. Keep informed of the activities of Prostate Cancer Support Group – Waterloo Wellington.   
Lifestyle
TODAY
From our partner InspireHealth -3:00 – 4:00 pm  
Cooking Class: Nutritious Food on the Go! with Erin R.
Needing inspiration for quick meal and snack ideas while you’re on the go? Join us for some tasty and quick options including: Salmon Salad, Roasted Veggies, Make-ahead Parfaits, and Chocolate Truffles.
 Registration Link


Chicken Potpie with Biscuits

Tips to Help You Cook for Someone with Cancer

Program Planner 

Please register for all programs by following the links below, visiting www.hopespring.ca or calling 519-742-4673

This Week:

Monday, April 19 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Cancer Care Counselling via Zoom or Telephone
Tuesday, April 20 - Women's Support Group Daytime with Tammy via Zoom 11:30am-1pm, Gentle Yoga Symptom Management with Tammy via Zoom 1:30pm-3pm, Qi Gong with Joel via Zoom 7:30-9pm, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, April 21 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30, Meditation with Carolynne via Zoom 6:30-7:00pm
Thursday, April 22 Cancer Care Counselling via Telephone or Zoom, Gentle Movement and Community Conversations via Zoom 10:00-11:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30-12:30pm, Tai Chi with Judy via Zoom 10-11:30am, Yoga for Cancer Recovery via Zoom 6:30-8pm, 
Friday, April 23 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, April 24 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Gentle Flow and Let Go with Anh via Zoom 9:30am-11:00am, Expressive Arts for Youth via Zoom 2-3:30pm
Sunday, April 25 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 10:30-11:30am

Following Week:

Monday, April 26 - Cancer Care Counselling via Telephone or Zoom, Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Caregivers Support Group with Amy via Zoom 4:00-6:00pm, Know Your Lemons via Zoom 7:00-8:00pm 
Tuesday, April 27 Women's Support Group Daytime with Tammy via Zoom 11:30am-1:00pm, Gentle Yoga For Symptom Management with Tammy via Zoom 1:30-3:00 pm, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Qi Gong with Joel 7:30-9pm, Women's Support Group with Christina via Zoom 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, April 28 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Men's Support Group with Shawn via Zoom 6:30-8pm, 
Thursday, April 29 Cancer Care Counselling via Telephone or Zoom, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30-12:30pm, Tai Chi with Judy via Zoom 10-11:30am, Gentle Movement and Community Conversations via Zoom 10-11:30am, Meditation with Tammy via Zoom 6:30-8:00pm
Friday, April 30 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, May 1 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom  9-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 2 Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 1030-11:30am

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Know of a great, free online resource? Share it with us by emailing concierge@hopespring.ca and we will add it to our list.
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