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Upcoming Community Events 2021

 

Date

Event Description

Time/Location

Ongoing

Free Community Exercise Classes for Seniors

The Township of Wilmot, Wellesley and Woolwich, are offering free exercise classes for seniors that focus on cardio, balance, strength and flexibility. These classes will be ongoing throughout the Summer.

For more information please contact 519-664-1900 or 1-855-664-1900. There is no registration required and drop-ins are welcome.

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Ongoing

Walk-In Counselling Service

Family Counselling and Support Services is offering Open Access Walk- In Services on Wednesdays. Counsellors will provide a single session for individuals, couples and families. For more information click here. No appointment needed.

109 Surrey St E

Guelph, ON

1:00pm- 7:00pm

Ongoing

Diabetes Fit Online

Starting the week of September 28th. FREE online Diabetes Fit program to build life changing habits from the comfort of your own home. Participate in guided exercise, build healthy eating habits, connect with others working towards similar health goals.

Access to a device and internet for video conferencing is required to participate. This program is hosted through ZOOM.

Spots are limited. Click here to sign up

Morning, Afternoon and Evening Programs Available

 

12 weeks

 

1- 90 minute session per week

Ongoing

Neuro Fit

This program provides customized exercise support for individuals with conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury. Exercise adaptations are available for those using cane, walkers or wheelchairs. This program is available at the Cambridge or Kitchener YMCA.   Book your free consultation to see if this program is a fit for you:

Kitchener YMCA 519-743-5201 x 228      wellness@ckw.ymca.ca

Cambridge YMCA 519-623-9622 x 2214

Available at the following locations:

Chaplin Family YMCA


A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA

Ongoing

Once a Month

Friends and Relatives Support Group

A group for people who are supporting someone living with a life-threatening illness. You will share experiences and learn coping skills that will help you provide quality care while maintaining a sence of well- being. Contact Julie Schelter at 519-743-4114 or julie@hospicewaterloo.ca

298 Lawrence Ave

Kitchener,  ON

6:30pm- 8:30pm

Ongoing

Mon-Tue

Thur-Fri

Adult Day Program

Music therapy, guest speakers, trivia games and sing-a-longs are just some of the fun filled- activities you will have the opportunity to participate in during the Adult Day Program. There is also a hot lunch and transportation included.  If you are interested in learning more or arranging a visit, contact 519-669-1223.

120 Barnswallow Dr

Elmira, ON

9:30am- 3:00pm

Ongoing

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Adult Day Program

Music therapy, guest speakers, trivia games and sing-a-longs are just some of the fun filled- activities you will have the opportunity to participate in during the Adult Day Program. There is also a hot lunch and transportation included.  If you are interested in learning more or arranging a visit, contact 519-669-1223.

200 Boullee St

New Hamburg, ON

9:30am- 3:00pm

Ongoing

Every Wedneday

Day Away Program

Suitable for people with a life limiting diagnosis who are able to move around independently and take medication independently. Information sessions about coping, healthy living, Reiki treatments guided meditation etc. For more information, please call 519-836-3921 or info@hospicewellington.org

795 Scottsdale Dr

Guelph, ON

10:00am- 2:00pm

Ongoing

Every Tuesday

Escape the Ordinary- Hospice Day Away Program

A weekly, full-day program offered in Kitchener and Cambridge for individuals living with a life threatening illness. You will have an opportunity to participate in discussions and group activities that promote fun, laughter and well-being. Hosted by the Hospice Waterloo Region. For more information contact hospice@hospicewaterloo.ca

298 Lawrence Ave

Kitchener, ON

10:00am- 2:00pm

Ongoing

Thursdays

Mind Over Mood

Tired of feeling at the mercy of your mood? Join this free workshop to learn and practice the skills of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) through the workbook Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Chaning the Way You Think.

9 Wellington St

Unit 1

Cambridge, ON

10:00am- 11:30am

Ongoing

Mindfulness Activities Through Art-- Dots to Mindfulness

Empowerment, fulfillment, and enjoyment through hands-on VIRTUAL workshops. 

Join Roxana and learn Dot-Painting to help your mind stay focused and grounded. The process of dot painting helps you explore self-expression, gain personal self-esteem and new coping skills. During this virtual one hour workshop you will be guided to create a beautiful piece that will give you a sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction. No background in drawing or painting required. No age limit and no comprehensive art supplies. Click here to email Roxana to sign up. 

Various dates and times available
January 2021
11

VIRTUAL STRETCHING FOR LIFE

Do you value your flexiability and mobility? Do you understand why its important to stretch before and after activity? Learn different types of stretches, why they're beneficial and how to adapt and practice them safely. Registration is required. Click Here to register. 

Offered via ZOOM

1:00pm- 2:30pm

Jan 12- Feb 16

VIRTUAL MINDFULNESS MINI SERIES

Explore the principles and benefits of mindfulness and meditation practices while learning how they relate to our everyday lives. 

Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

11:45am -12:15pm

20

VIRTUAL OSTEOARTHRITIS AND EXERCISE

Do you have arthritis? Pain, stiffness and questions? This workshop discusses osteoarthritis and the role of exercise in arthritis management. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

6:30pm- 8:00pm

25

VIRTUAL BRAIN HEALTH AND THE EXERCISE CONNECTION

Curious as to how working your body can affect your brain? Learn about the latest research on how physical activity and exercise can impact your brain health. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

9:00am-10:30am

February 2021

VIRTUAL POSTURE WORKSHOP

Get a fresh perspective on how your posture can affect your health. Gain insight into what posture is, how it affects us and take away some practical tips, tricks and exercises to support benefical postural positions. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

11:30am- 1:00pm

8

VIRTUAL SHOULDER PAIN: ANATOMY, INTERVENTIONS, EXERCISE

Shoulder issues can range from bothersome to quite painful and debiliating. Learn about common should issues and the types of exercises and interventions that are appropriate for each. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

6:30pm- 8:00pm

10

VIRTUAL INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

Interested in trying yoga but don't know where to start? Learn yoga basics, including common yoga terms, postures, breathing techniques and warm up movements. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

10:00am- 11:30am

18

VIRTUAL STRENGTH TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS

Ready to invest is an often neglected part of personal fitness? Learn the basics of strength training, as well as how you can get started with a safe and effective routine at home.  Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

9:00am- 10:30am

23

VIRTUAL STRENGTH TRAINING FOR OLDER ADULTS

Have you wanted to strength train but have some health concerns that might be holding you back? Build your knowledge around what exercises can be done safely and effectively with various health conditions. Registration is required. Click Here to register

Offered via ZOOM

6:30pm- 8:00pm

March 2021
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