Upcoming Events & Conferences

Fighting Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Fatigue Workshop

For Cancer Patients and Caregivers

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You are invited to join us for a 1.5-hour interactive information session, led by the Supportive Care Program, to discuss cancer related fatigue. 

Cancer related fatigue can impact patients and their families across many areas including relationships and daily activities. If it seems like no amount of rest is enough, the Supportive Care Program would like to offer you some strategies for coping with cancer related fatigue.

Topics Discussed:

  • Describe cancer related fatigue and how it can impact you
  • Learn various fatigue management strategies
  • Build a plan to support your individualized needs

Dates Available:

These  sessions will be held from 10:00-11:30 am:

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
For more information and to pre-register please contact the Supportive Care Program:  705.522.6237 / 1.877.228.1822 ext. 2175

Available in person and via videoconference

Breast Cancer Information Session

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For Cancer Patients and Caregivers

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You are invited to join us for a 1.5-hour interactive information session led by a Social Worker, a Physiotherapist and a Genetic Counselor to discuss information about the social, emotional, physical and genetic issues faced by breast cancer patients.

 

Topics Discussed:

  • Lymphedema
  • Sexuality
  • Genetics
  • Breast prosthetics
  • Hair loss
  • Support resources
  • Drug coverage
  • Talking to kids about cancer

Dates Available:

These  sessions will be held from 1:00-2:30 pm:

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: 
For more information and to pre-register please contact the Supportive Care Program:  705.522.6237 / 1.877.228.1822 ext. 2175

Available in person and via videoconference

Tai Chi for Health 2017

What is Tai Chi for Health?

Tai Chi for Health is a wellness activity for Cancer Centre patients and Cancer Centre volunteers. The main goal is to promote better health and well-being through the practice of Tai Chi. Sessions consist of two parts: the beginner will learn an eight-move Qigong exercise and a gentle, modified Yang 8-form Tai Chi especially adapted for cancer patients. When participants are ready they may progress to part 2 and learn the Yang 24-form Tai Chi, and beyond. The weekly sessions are led by volunteers who have practiced Tai Chi for many years.

Tai Chi has been practised in China for hundreds of years. With gentle and continuous body movements, Tai Chi will reduce stress and anxiety, and bring harmony to your body and mind. It will also improve your balance, strength and flexibility. 

Who can Participate?

Cancer patients and Cancer Centre volunteers who are physically fit and who have no medical conditions that would limit full participation. Cancer patients should consult a physician before and about participating in Tai Chi for Health. 

When and Where?

Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Health Sciences North, in the Main Conference Room A and B. Conference Room Main A and B are located in the lobby near the main entrance on Level 2, across from Tim Horton's.

How can I Join?

To register for the class, please pick up a Registration/Waiver form at the Reception Desk of the Cancer Centre on Level 0. Please fill out the form and bring it with you to your first session. There is no fee for participation in Tai Chi for Health.

For more details about the sessions, please contact Roma Smith by phone 705-969-8167 or email at: tooshkaslegend@hotmail.com