Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Living well beyond cancer - starts Sept 15

The Canadian Cancer Society will offer a program this fall for post-treatment cancer patients and their caregivers who strive to live a healthy life.

Living Well Beyond Cancer is based ont he Chronic Disease Self-Management Program researched and developed at Standord University.

This free program is conducted as a 2-hour workshop held weekly for 6 weeks. The highly interactive meetings focus on building skills, sharing experiences and mutual support. Skills are taught to support day-to-day living with and beyond cancer, and to maintain or increase life's activities.

Living Well Beyond Cancer will address: techniques to deal with the psychosocial aspects of cancer, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, communication and healthy eating. You will learn how to:
  • Manage symptoms, treatment side effects and medications
  • Work with your health-care team
  • Set goals and make plans to achieve goals
  • Solve problems and handle difficult emotions
The next session will be held at the Canadian Cancer Society Ottawa office at 1745 Woodward Drive from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, starting Wednesday Sept 15, for 6 weeks. Space is limited, so please register by contacting the Ottawa office at 613-723-1744 ext. 3621.

1 comment:

Daria said...

That sounds really good ... I'm going to check if they offer something like that over here.