Over 60% of adult Canadians lack the capacity to obtain, understand and act on health information and services, and the ability to make appropriate health decisions on their own. Additionally, 88% of seniors are not health literate.
Do you know someone who could use a little help with their health? Do you want to learn more about certain health topics in an interactive environment?
Addition to Cancer Coaching; Workshops Available This Fall at the Ottawa
Regional Cancer Foundation”
you or someone you love been impacted by cancer? Would you like someone to help you with your
physical, informational, or spiritual needs?
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is here to help people living with cancer. We can provide you
with the education, support and the practical skills you need to meet the
challenges of cancer.
now for our Cancer Coaching support services, meet with your Cancer Coach, and receive
up to 5 hours of one to one support to address your physical, informational,
emotional and spiritual needs. For more
support in a specific areas, you can also access any of the following group
coaching workshops available this fall to help you achieve your health and
wellness goals, and improve your quality of life.
Mind-Body-Feel groups have their roots in mindfulness meditation, gentle
yoga and psychology. This workshop will explore a unique and inspiring blend of
breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga moves, visualization,
relaxation techniques and gratitude practice/ journaling. All of these
techniques can help us (re)connect to ourselves - a connection we tend to lose
when faced with severe challenges. The
wide range of different techniques explored will give every participant the
chance to discover which technique works best for them, and learn how to
integrate them into their everyday life. We are all different and unique, but
we are in this together.
Next offering Oct. 12 – Nov. 16,
Wednesday’s, 11 am - 12 pm, cost $85
Thinking Through Self Hypnosis – for the Caregiver: This
program is designed to help caregivers feel more peaceful and empowered.
Participants will explore their emotional needs and ways to strengthen and take
care of themselves. All sessions include
mindfulness, self-hypnosis, and meditation practice to address the needs of
caregivers, changing relationship roles, focusing on joy, focusing on the now,
and clearing emotional blocks.
Next offering Oct. 17 – Dec. 5,
Monday’s, 6:30-8 pm, cost $75
Participants will learn a variety of techniques and strategies to manage
cognitive changes experienced as a result of a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment.
The seminars are broken down into three main sections; memory, task management,
Next offering Oct. 17 – Dec. 5,
Monday’s, 10 – 11:30 am, cost $110
Cancer and Exercise-Fitness
Fundamentals: Exercising has many benefits.
People often don’t realize those very same benefits transfer over when you
exercise during and directly after your treatments for Cancer. This workshop
will teach you all the benefits of exercise, how to safely and effectively
progress your exercise routines, set goals, and stay motivated to exercise for
the rest of your life. We’re not
‘fitness stiffs’ either, so you can expect to have fun while attending this
small group course.
Next offering Nov. 2 – Dec. 2,
Wednesday’s, 9 – 10:15 am, cost $60
This program developed by the Children's Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit
foundation dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents or a
loved one living with cancer, offers group sessions during which conversation
and art are used to help children identify and appropriately express complex
feelings. Some of the benefits of this program include: an increase in the
children's knowledge about cancer and its treatment, normalization of feeling
of sadness, anxiety, to express and manage anger appropriately, and improve communications
about feelings. Overall, children learn
that cancer is "not their fault", that they are not alone and they
are better equipped to express feelings and cope with change. A program for
Teens is also offered.
Next offering Oct. 18 – Nov. 29,
Tuesday’s, 6:30 - 8 pm available at no cost to you thanks to the generosity of
For more information
contact the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at:
Fun with Food and Fitness – Build physical activity and healthy eating
into your life. Fun, gentle exercises, outdoor walking, cooking. Offered in
English. New Participants only.
Dates: Thursdays Jan 6th, 13th, 20th
and 27th from 1:30 – 4pm.
Call to register: 613.233.4443 ext 2198.
Location: 420 Cooper St at the Centretown Community Health Centre