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This is what's happening remotely at HopeSpring this week. 
Hope Notes, May 3rd, 2021
Watch for HopeSpring in todays segment with Nicole Lampa called Stronger Together on CTV News.
Stephen Hawking Beautiful Message for Anyone with Depression
Inspirational to many! Stephen Hawking, well known for his work in theoretical physics, has one of the greatest minds of our time. Read on here for his beautiful message for anyone with depression.

World Ovarian Cancer Day Symposium / Symposium de la Journée mondiale du cancer de l'ovaire

Saturday, May 8, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Online / En ligne

This is a FREE event to attend
Catch these programs while you can! Available for a limited time.
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
NEW DATES ADDED! More info or to register go here
Programming Information and Updates at HopeSpring
FAMILY PROGRAMMING- check for availability, most running through til August.
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.
Look Good Feel Better Bonus Programs Available
Look Good Feel Better Logo

To register or discover LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER visit

1. A Healthcare Professionals Webinar is taking place May 12th from 7-8pm and will discuss how our workshops support the psychosocial wellbeing of patients.  Please share this with new staff, students, contacts at other hospitals or other relevant staff  who may not be familiar with our services.  Bonus: there will be draws for skincare gift basket prizes!  For more information and to register, click here.
2. We are so proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2020.   Please take a moment to read our annual Impact Report for some beautiful stories and a peak at what we’ve been up to – all thanks to you! 
3. Virtual Workshop schedule for May here.
Look Good Feel Better Online Workshop for the month of May, 2021
Workshop schedule for the month of May. Registration here
The 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, May 25th, 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.   
The Button Factory Music Therapy Program for those 55+.
Deadline to register is May5th. Offered online.
Nutrition Recommendations during and after treatment

Nutrition Recommendations During and After Treatment

1. Nutrition guidelines during treatment
2. Ways to get essential nutrients and manage healthy weight
3. Side effects and nutrition
4. The use of dietary supplements
5. Food safety
6. Diet and nutrition after treatment


Avocado Discovery May Point to Leukemia Treatment: U of G on

What you need to know about COVID vaccines, information for people with cancer
Cancer Care Ontario
What You Need To Know About COVID Vaccines
Information for people with cancer

Second vaccine dose delays leave many cancer patients unprotected, say on

Program Planner 
Spring & Summer Programming, Schedules and Registration now available online

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

This Week:

Monday, May 3 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Cancer Care Counselling via Zoom or Telephone, Therapeutic Touch with Sue via Zoom, Reiki with Beverly via Zoom, Peer Support Chat Series, Stress and Mental Health via Zoom 2:00-3:00pm, Small Steps to a Better You with Bindia via Zoom 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, May 4 - 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, May 5 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30, Zentangle with Cindy via Zoom 1:00-2:30pm
Thursday, May 6 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, May 7 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, May 8 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Therapeutic Touch with Susanne via Zoom, Expressive Arts for Youth via Zoom 2-3:30pm
Sunday, May 9 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 10:30-11:30am

Following Week:

Monday, May 10 - Cancer Care Counselling via Telephone or Zoom, Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Reflexology with Beverley via Zoom, Therapeutic Touch with Susanne via Zoom
Tuesday, May 11 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, May 12 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Men's Support Group with Shawn via Zoom 6:30-8pm, 
Thursday, May 13 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, Yoga for Cancer Recovery via Zoom 9:30-11:00am 
Friday, May 14 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, May 15 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom  9-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 16 Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 1030-11:30am

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