Other Self-Management Programs
Community Airways Clinics
These clinics provide respiratory assessment, education and management for adults with lung conditions. They offer spirometry, which is a simple breathing test that measures the speed and amount of air you are able to blow out of your lungs. This test can be used to diagnose different types of lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. The clinics are funded by the WWLHIN and are offered through a partnership with the 4 Community Health Centres in our region and St. Mary’s General Hospital. Clinics are offered at the following sites:
- Langs Community Health Centre
- Woolwich Community Health Centre
- Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
- Guelph Community Health Centre
You will need a referral to this program from your physician or nurse practitioner. Click Here for the referral form.
For a simple lung test, click here
Living with Stroke:
The Heart & Stroke Living with Stroke program is a community based support and educational program designed for
stroke survivors and their care givers. This program focuses on helping both survivors and caregivers gain confidence
in managing the challenges of living with stroke. This is a free 6 week program! The sessions are 2 hours and are led by
a healthcare professional.
Some topics that will be covered include:
- Understanding stroke
- Physical challenges and changes
- Emotions and depression
- Activites and relationships
To register or for more information on dates please call Nancy at: 519-743-5201 extension: 255 or visit www.csnstroke.ca
This program is for those individuals diagnosed with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes or at risk for diabetes.
It is a 12-week program, 2 sessions per week, led by certified YMCA staff, that includes a mix of education and exercise.
Participants also recieve a FREE YMCA membership for the duration of the program. You may access the YMCA
outside of the program hours.
Some topics that will be covered include:
- Foot care
- SMART goal setting
- Exercise guidelines
For Programs in Cambridge:
For Programs in Kitchener, Waterloo or Guelph:
To register for a program, call:
Cambridge: 519-623-9622 #2214
Kitchener: 519-743-5201 #238
Waterloo: 519-725-8783 #270
Guelph: 519-824-5150 # 408
Arthritis Self-Management Pain Program:
Increase your understanding and learn new ways to cope with your Arthritis!
This program helps participants:
- Better understand their arthritis
- Learn ways to cope with chronic pain
- Take a more active role in managing their arthritis
Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them.
Know Your Risk -- Complete the Know Your Risk quiz to find out what your risks are, and make an appointment to talk to your
doctor about your bone health and risk of breaking a bone today. Click Here to complete the Know Your Risk quiz!
120 Over 80 Wellness Series
120 over 80 is the ideal blood pressure for adults wishing to have good health.
It is just one of many metrics you can use to lead a healthier life.
This series offered by the AR Kaufman Family YMCA offers interactive evening presentations on a wide range of health topics.
(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles together)
The SMART program is a national, evidence based gentle exercise and falls prevention program to assist older adults in maintaining or improving their functional fitness and independence.
Functional fitness is about strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.
To find programs available in your community, click here
Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall®)
Togetherall is an online community where members can support eachother. An online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes,
creative outlets and a community that cares.
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can simply find support by loggin on.
For more information on services, click here
BounceBack Ontario® a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
To learn more about BounceBack Ontario® services, click here.
KW Fibromyalgia Support
For guidance, newsletters, and seminar information please contact [email protected]
Diabetes: Back to Basics
Introductory education to pre and type 2 diabetes. Click Here to view webinars
Resources and skill training to help with the giving of care, inspiration to practice self care, knowledge of preparation and planning, comfort and understanding, and connection with others going through similar journeys. To learn more Click Here
Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
The Specialized Addition Support Coordination (ASC) Program strives to imprice the health and well- being of individuals who are members of a specialized population living with complex issues, and to enhance the heath care system's capacity to
respond effectively to their unique needs. For more information, click here.
Ontario Caregiver Organization