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A supportive cancer care resource that provides tips from experts, inspirational stories and a forum for connecting with patients and their loved ones.

The HPV and Cancer Stats You Can't Afford to Ignore: http://t.co/aD7tnbt1 from @DrOz 2012-10-10

              Photo courtesy of Ed Kashi Not only does the Relaxation & Visualization program reduce stress, improve a sense of well-being and provide coping skills, it offers an opportunity for members and their family to meet with others and talk about the challenges of coping with a cancer diagnosis. … [Read More]

Sue Pfeffer, Volunteer Reiki Therapist

Posted on January 10th, 2014 | 0 Comments

                    Sue Pfeffer is the newest addition to the Westerkirk House Energy-based Services team.  After retiring from an extended career in the education system, Sue’s goal was to become a Reiki volunteer. She had  experienced the benefits of Reiki, Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch as a… [Read More]

We asked, and they told us- Giving Tuesday

Posted on December 20th, 2013 | 0 Comments

The holidays are a time of giving. For the first time, on December 3rd, Wellspring participated in Giving Tuesday, a nationally recognized day of giving back that celebrates and encourages the support of non-profit organizations through charitable activities. We looked to our volunteers, members, donors and staff and asked them to share WHY and HOW… [Read More]

Cancer, Legal Issues and the Workplace

Posted on December 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alan Shanoff is a Toronto lawyer who knows a great deal about employment and disability law.  Fortunately for Wellspring he is also part of the cadre of our legal volunteers. Called to the Bar and practicing since 1978, Alan spoke at a recent Wellspring Back At Work discussion series on “Legal Issues and the Workplace”. He… [Read More]

Osteoporosis and Exercise

Posted on December 10th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of broken bones, particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. Osteoporosis has no clinical manifestations or symptoms until there is a fracture.  It is important to intervene before these fractures occur.   A… [Read More]

Healthy Baking

Posted on December 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

By: Chef Lisa Shamai, Lisa Shamai Cuisiniere  I’m not a fancy baker, but I do make some pretty good muffins, cookies and quickbreads. My goals for healthy baking are few; Eliminate refined white sugar Eliminate white flour Try to add as much fibre, nuts and seeds as possible Attempt to add lots of vegetables and… [Read More]

Jan Tingle

Posted on December 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment

  Although Wellspring has hundreds of long-standing, tremendously dedicated and supportive volunteers, Jan stands apart from the crowd. For the past 13 years, Jan, who works with many Oakville charitable organizations, has helped Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House, by providing essential compassion, understanding, emotional support and friendship to the local men, women and children who are… [Read More]

The Wonderful Benefits of Meditation

Posted on December 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Tony Murdock, MA Tony Murdock has been teaching classes and workshops in meditation and stress reduction at Wellspring since 2007. Meditation is the art of calming the mind and focusing it on an object. In its simplest application, it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of… [Read More]

The Sun Life Canadian Health Index 2013

Posted on November 6th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently released, the annual Sun Life Canadian Health Index polls Canadians via an online survey about their overall health, their health benefits coverage, their beliefs about government coverage for healthcare needs and their level of preparedness for health events in the future. There were some interesting results from the report. Many people are paying out-of-pocket… [Read More]

What is your biggest asset? Is it your house, your car, your boat, your savings account? These are the typical responses I get when I ask this question.  However, the real answer is that your biggest asset it is your ability to earn income. It can be worth millions of dollars over the course of… [Read More]