RENEW: CANCER WELLNESS Program

Education Program

The RENEW Cancer Wellness Education Series consists of 5 education sessions free of cost. These sessions will give you the tools and independence as you transition after treatment to everyday life.

The program consists of the following sessions to provide patients who have had cancer, family members, and/or caregivers with information and support in key areas.

FALL 2020 DATES AND REGISTRATION:

  • October 1st: Surviving, Now What? presented by Kit McCann, Nurse Practitioner: REGISTER HERE
  • October 8th: Hereditary Cancer & Your Family Tree presented by Veronica Bryksa, Genetic Counsellor: REGISTER HERE
  • October 15th: Sexuality & Cancer presented by Nancy Hannon, Registered Social Worker: REGISTER HERE
  • October 22nd: Eating for a Healthy Life presented by Lesley Nickleson, Registered Dietitian: REGISTER HERE
  • October 29th: Be Active, Be Healthy presented by Dr. Scott Adams, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Toronto: REGISTER HERE

Each session will be held online via Zoom. You can register for all 5 sessions, 1 session, or any number in between.

All education sessions will be held from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. If you have any questions or want to share any questions ahead of time that you would like addressed during one of the presentations, please email us at renew@wrh.on.ca.

 

Exercise Program

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and the closure of fitness facilities, the RENEW Exercise program is not currently running. We look forward to reconvening in the future.

FAQ's:

How do the classes work?

In the RENEW Exercise Program, participants work with specially trained fitness instructors to help them regain strength and confidence.

The 60-minute RENEW Exercise Classes run twice a week for 10 weeks. They include light to moderate strengthening and toning exercises led by specially trained instructors who have received Cancer and Exercise Training for Health Professionals certification from THRIVE Health Services (University of Calgary). Exercises are modified to allow participants to work at their own pace and meet their personal goals.
  • Thanks to the generous support of the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation and its donors, participants pay a subsidized fee of $40 for their first 10-week session
  • Participants attend two 60-minute exercise sessions each week
  • Classes include light to moderate strengthening and toning exercises
  • Classes are led by specially trained instructors who have received Cancer and Exercise Training for Health Professionals certification from THRIVE Health Services (University of Calgary).
  • Exercises are modified to allow participants to work at their own pace and meet their personal goals.

How do I register?

The classes are offered at 8 locations in the region, listed below. Register today by calling the facility directly.

Location Class Schedule 2020 Dates Contact
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club
2475 McDougall St., Windsor
Tues. & Thurs. 11 am - 12 pm
On Hold Windsor Squash & Fitness
Club Renew Link
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or call: 519-966-2141
Windsor YMCA
3402 Grand Marais Rd., Windsor
Tues. & Thurs. 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm On Hold YMCA Link 
or call 519-419-1267
Hospice of Windsor
6038 Empress St., Windsor

*no physician clearance required

*these classes are FREE

Yoga:
Tues. 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tai Chi:
Wed. 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Functional Fitness:
Thurs. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
On Hold Call: 519-974-7100 ext. 2202
Hospice of Windsor
Erie Shores Campus, Leamington
197 Talbot Street West
Leamington, ON

 

*no physician clearance required

*these classes are FREE

Restorative Yoga:
Mon. 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Yoga Nidra:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chair Yoga
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
On Hold Call: 519-974-7100 ext. 2202
St. Denis Centre
2555 College Ave., Windsor
Mon. & Wed. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Hold Email: Chad - UWindsor
or call: 519-253-3000 ext 4050
Pure Cycle & Yoga Studio
540 Old Tecumseh Rd., Belle River
Mon. & Wed. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Hold

Pure Cycle Spin Studio Link
or in studio
or call 226-676-0500
BeachWalk Family Fitness
317 Talbot St. N., Essex
Tues. & Thurs. 10:30 am - 11:30 am
On Hold Email: Luke - BeachWalk Fitness
or call 519-776-9312
Performance 360
770 Richmond St., Chatham
Tues. & Thurs. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On Hold Call: 519-436-1530
Ironworks Fitness
611 St Clair St., Sarnia
Mon. & Fri. 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mon. & Wed. 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
On Hold Email: Jordy - Ironworks Fitness
or call: 519-336-6867

 

WATCH: Specially trained fitness instructors, Chad Sutherland and Sandra Ondracka from the University of Windsor, demonstrate the basics of the RENEW Exercise Program with a group of volunteers at the program launch on January 16, 2019.