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This is what's happening remotely at HopeSpring this week. 
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A Note from Amy
Amy examines the effects of trauma related to cancer from diagnosis to treatment and beyond and how healthcare providers can assist patients throughout the process. Read on here
Note: Change on Amy's regular schedule, she is unavailable, Monday June 21st, 2021.
Catch these programs while you can! Available for a limited time.
Peer Support Chat Series, Coping with Stress and Mental Health

Do you struggle with the impacts of mental health and stress related to your cancer diagnosis? If so, please join us.

During the event, Amy will discuss different strategies and tools to cope with stress related to cancer. This can help patients to learn new ways to better cope with stress and prevent the onset of mental illness. Register here


Programming Information and Updates at HopeSpring
Children and Youth Programs
Go to, programs page for more details and to register


Physiotherapy Summer 2021  
We are looking for your programs feedback via a survey. Check your inboxes on the physiotherapy program called Survey Says! What is Your Feedback? or Go to the link here to respond.
Meditation and business_Marc Benioff and Adrianna Huffington
The importance of meditation is being recognized by today's most influential business leaders; Marc Benioff is CEO of Salesforce.
Here he is being interviewed by Adrianna Huffington in this podcast
The “What I’ve Learned” Podcast: Marc Benioff On How Meditation Helps Him Lead listen in

HopeSpring offers meditation programs. People struggling with chronic pain or other medical conditions can use healing meditation to feel better in body and spirit. Some report dramatic results from healing meditation, while others simply appreciate the reduction in stress that comes from sitting quietly and focusing the mind. Register for meditation.
Look Good Feel Better Bonus Programs Available
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better, helping women with cancer feel like themselves again. Learn to manage the appearance-related impact of cancer treatment with LGFB. Discover more here
Look Good Feel Better Breast Care, Forms & Garments
Scan the QR code above or go here
Look Good Feel Better Online Workshops
To register go 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, June 29th, 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.   

Erica Dann is helping coordinate a research study led by Dr Jennifer Brunet and Jenson Price of the University of Ottawa. In an effort to evaluate a brief webinar developed to help significant others provide social support for physical activity to young adult cancer survivors, they are looking for your help to recruit research participants.

Who: Young adult cancer survivors and significant others
Contact: Research Assistant, Jenson Price, for additional information about the study at or 613-562-5800 ext#7300

Please see details on the recruitment poster for more details about the study. 

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or are interested in assisting them with their research study.

Thank you for your time.

Your Weekly Dose of Nutrition Nutritional Info for those with cancer
Eating During Cancer Treatment-Tips to Make Food Tastier

You may find that cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Here are some tips to help food taste better. Read on here

By Mayo Clinic Staff
Gardening During Radiation Therapy by

Gardening During Radiation Therapy – Can I Garden While Doing Chemo
and Gardening Tips for Chemo Patients 
Read on

Share Your Story

YOUR STORY MATTERS. We want to give our community a deeper understanding of how this past year has been especially challenging and isolating of our cancer patients. If you are comfortable doing so, we would be incredibly honoured if you shared how you have found inspiration in your cancer journey.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please email Mary Lou Miller at

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 31 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Reiki with Beverly via Zoom, Cancer Care Counselling with Amy via Zoom or telephone, Caregivers Support Group with Amy via Zoom 4:00-6:00pm, Know Your Lemons via Zoom 7:00-8:00pm, Peer Support Chat Series, Coping with Stress and Mental Health via Zoom 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, June 1 - 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, June 2 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30
Thursday, June 3 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, June 4 Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, June 5- Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Expressive Arts for Youth via Zoom 2:00-3:30pm
Sunday, June 6 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 10:30-11:30am

Following Week:

Monday, June 7 - Therapeutic Touch with Sue via Zoom 9:30-10:00am, Reflexology with Beverley via Zoom10:15-11:00am, Cancer Care Counselling with Amy via Zoom  Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Tuesday, June 8 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, June 9 - Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm, Men's Support Group with Shawn via Zoom 6:30-8pm, 
Thursday, June 10 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, June 11Peer Support via Zoom 4:30-6:30pm
Saturday, June 12 - Puddle Jumpers via Zoom  9-10:30am, Peer Support via Zoom 10:30am-12:30pm, Expressive Arts for Youth via Zoom 2:00-3:30pm
Sunday, June 13 Puddle Jumpers via Zoom 9:00-10:30am, Little Scientist via Zoom 1030-11:30am

Search for Alternative Programs
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