Upcoming Community Events

 

Date

Event Description

Time/ Location/ Registration

Ongoing

Caregiver Support--Community Support Connections

Opportunity to gain information on a variety of topics such as effective communication, self care, age related illness's and navigating the healthcare system. Social and emotional supports where caregivers can share their experiences. 

 For more information or to register, contact Linda Fleming

519-503-8155 or email [email protected]

Ongoing

Free Community Exercise Classes for Seniors

FREE fall prevention education and gentle exercise sessions. Community Support Connections offers group classes in retirement homes, community settings and virtually. SMART™ trained Gentle Exercise facilitator staff-lead 45-60 minute sessions. No referral required. Drop-in, no registration required. Meet people, stay active! Everyone is welcome. See our website for full details on class locations and times or for how to get exercising with us virtually!

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Ongoing

Walk-In Counselling Service

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

Offered at Multiple Locations

and Various Times Available

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      [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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
Ongoing

Healthy @ Home

An online program for adopting and supporting healthy lifestyle changes to prevent or lower risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.  Evidenced based coaching is focused on 3 main areas: healthy nutrition, getting active and understanding the behaviour change process to help you succeed. Daily email or text ‘nudges’ from your coaches will help you stay motivated and on track. Weekly, online, group sessions will enable you to connect with peers participating in the program to gain more support and information from your trained clinician coaches (kinesiologists, dietitians, nurses, etc).  If you are an adult 18+, have access to a device with email, and you are interested in adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours, this may be the program to join. 

For more information, click here

Winter 2024

Yoga for Young Adults Affected by Cancer

12-week yoga program with classes 2 times/week, delivered via Zoom. Participants can expect a gentle yoga class instructed by trained yoga professionals, that can be modified to all abilities. As part of the study, participant will also complete physical assessments via Zoom, online questionnaires, and may be invited for an interview at pre-specified time points. 

To learn more and register for classes: [email protected] or visit www.thriveforcancersurvivors.com/