September 20, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm America/Vancouver
Hillside Seniors Health Centre – Yakimovich Wellness Centre
1454 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
Name of organization
UVIC, Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
Improvements in early detection, diagnosis and treatment mean that people with cancer are living longer and are experiencing a better quality of life. The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Self-Management Program is designed for people (and family members) who are living with and/or have been affected by cancer. The workshop gives participants the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives and relationships. Participants learn new knowledge, acquire skills in using strategies and techniques and gain higher confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about their lives.
The workshop runs for 2 ½ hours once a week for six consecutive weeks; and is facilitated by two trained leaders who are cancer survivors or caretakers of cancer survivors. Each session is highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Program is free to all adults who will also receive a free course textbook.