Upcoming Community Events 2019/2020

 

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

March- April

The Journey of Grief Group

This group will help you understand what is happening when you grieve and will help you to connect with your personal grief journey. This group is open to people whose loved one died from a life- shortening illness. You must be able to attend all 6 session. 

Click here to find out the various dates available. Please register by Friday March 6, 2020. Call Cathy Middleton, Clinical Counsellor at Hospice Waterloo Region at 519-743-4114 ext. 138 or email at cathy@hospicewaterloo.ca

Langs CHC

1145 Concession Rd

Cambridge, ON

1:30pm- 3:30pm

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
September 2020

Sept 17th, 21st 

& 28th

Move for Health Online Workshops

FREE online workshops to be hosted via ZOOM. Registration is required. Click here to register

 

POSTURE- September 17th

Gain insight into what posture is, how it affects us and take away some practical tips, tricks and exercises to support beneficial postural positions.

 

LOWER BACK PAIN: ANATOMY, INTERVENTIONS, EXERCISE- September 21st 

Learn the fundamentals, including evidence-based ways to self-manage this difficult issue

 

BALANCE- September 28th

Increase your understanding of balance training, learn how to incorportate into you routine and how it can help you feel more confident on your feet. 

September 17

6:30pm- 8:00pm

 

September 21

6:30pm- 8:00pm

 

September 28

11:30am- 1:00pm

Sept 23-

Oct 28

Wednesdays

Take Charge Chronic Pain

This FREE 6 week workshop is for people struggling with chronic pain.  It is led by certified Peer Leaders in a community setting. To register, click here

Stanley Park Communtiy Centre

505 Franklin St N

Kitchener, ON

12:30pm- 3:00pm

October 2020
3

16th Annual Healthy Heart Day: Staying Heart Healthy in the Midst of a Pandemic and Beyond- VIRTUAL

Speakers:

Dr. Peter Lin MD CCFP Physician, Health Columnist, Health Correspondent CBC
Dr. David Alter MD PhD. FRCPC, Cardiologist, Clinician Scientist, UHN Toronto Rehab, Musician
Dr. A. Shekhar Pandey MD FRCPC Adult Invasive and Non Invasive Cardiologist, Cambridge Cardiac Care Centre

 

Watch live on Rogers TV or tune in to Channel 20 Waterloo Region!

 

For more information: www.cambridgecardiaccare.com

9:00am- 12:00pm
Oct 5th, 13th,19th & 26th

Move for Health Online Workshops

FREE online workshops to be hosted via ZOOM. Registration is required. Click here to register

 

RESISTANCE BAND 101- October 5th

Learn how to safely use a resistance band for strength training at home

 

MINDFULNESS- October 13th

Explore what mindfulness is, learn why more people are adopting mindflness practices and how you can incorporate mindfulness into your life

 

OSTEOARTHRITIS & EXERCISE- October 19th

Discuss osteoarthritis and the role of exercise in arthritis management.

 

STRETCHING FOR LIFE- October 26th

Learn the different types of stretches, why they are beneficial and how to adapt and practice them safely

October 5

9:00am- 10:00am

 

October 13

9:00am- 10:00am

 

October 19

6:30pm- 8:00pm

 

October 26

6:30pm- 8:00pm

Oct 27-

Dec 1

Tuesdays

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

This FREE 6- week workshop is to help individuals who are cancer survivors to better manage their health and daily lives.It is led by certified Peer Leaders in a community setting. To register, click here

Woolwich Seniors Association

24 Snyders Ave S

Elmira, ON

9:30am- 12:00pm