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Dear <<First Name>>,
This is what's happening remotely at HopeSpring this week. 
A Note From Amy
A Note from Amy HopeSpring' Cancer Care Counsellor
This Note from Amy starts a 5 part series on mental health. This week she discusses anxiety, why may be some causes of the way we feel, what symptoms there may be and what we can do to help alleviate the discomfort. Read more here
Programming Information and Updates at HopeSpring
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
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.
Two new dates available for the winter programming and returning bi-weekly for summer programming.Learn the practices and principles of Zentangle. A Way of expressing yourself creatively. As human's it is natural to want to create your own expression of art. Anything is possible "One Stroke at a Time" 
More info and registration here
Last Chance for Registration
Small Steps to a Better You Workshop
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
Look Good Feel Better The Breast Care
  • The Breast Care, Forms and Garments workshop runs twice a month.  The next one is Thursday, April 15th 2-3pm.  See details and to register.   This is what people are saying:
  • 97% of participants surveyed said they strongly agree that they would recommend the workshop to other women with breast cancer
  • “Lots of practical information that I wish knew before surgery.  ” – Participant from Toronto
  • “Very informative.  Diane (the Leader) is knowledgeable and was able to provide a lot of reassurances.  Her expertise was appreciated.” -  Participant from Cambridge
  • “I wish I had taken part in the workshop earlier in my diagnosis. Some of the information , I would have found very beneficial.” – Participant from St John’s
  • “The leader was excellent!”  - Saira, Radiation Oncology, Primary Nurse from Mississauga
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
Water quote by Munia Khan

Source: Canadian Cancer Society
Fluids

As you focus on eating well, it’s easy to forget about fluids. Yet every cell in your body needs water. If there are days when you can’t eat solids, it’s even more important to drink plenty of liquids. They can provide much-needed calories and keep you from becoming dehydrated.

Do your best to drink plenty of water and other fluids each day. When it’s hot outside or you’re active, you’ll need to drink even more. You’ll also need to drink more if you have a fever, are vomiting or have diarrhea. Your dietitian can give you specific guidelines on how much is right for you.

Article from WebMD 
Cancer Treatment: Make Sure You Get Enough Water

Benefits of Tai Chi
HopeSpring offers Tai Chi programming read on here and registration
Yoga for Cancer Patients-5 Benefits

Yoga for Cancer Patients: 5 Benefits, 4 Poses

Source: Healthline.com
Therapeutic activities like yoga can complement cancer-fighting medical treatment to help heal the body, mind, and spirit in the midst of the cancer battle.

“Several studies have demonstrated that yoga can combat fatigue and improve strength and range of motion for patients undergoing cancer treatment,” says Dr. Maggie DiNome of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. Read on here

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 12 - Cancer Care Counselling via Telephone or Zoom, Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Bhangra Dance with Sirshti via Zoom 4:00-6:00pm,  Small Steps to a Better You via Zoom 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, April 13 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 14 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Men's Support Group with Shawn via Zoom 6:30-8pm, Zentangle via Zoom 1-2pm
Thursday, April 15 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 6:30-8:30pm, Ovarian Cancer Support Group with Amy via Zoom 1:30-3:30pm
Friday, April 16 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Chemo Brain via Zoom 2:00-3:00pm
Saturday, April 17 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom  9-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Gentle Flow and Let Go with Ahn via Zoom 10-11:30am
Sunday, April 18 Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 1030-11:30am

Coming Up:

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
 

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