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Nov 26, 2014 | News

Between medical appointments and procedures

 Hamilton Spectator By Amy Kenny

You walk in and you exhale. According to Norma Frankoff, director of programs and organizational development, that was the goal in designing Wellwood — a centre for those dealing with cancer diagnoses.

Wellwood, located on Sanatorium Road, is bright and open, with high ceilings and windows that let the light in even on overcast days.

Inside, it offers free programs including peer support groups, qi gong, yoga, journaling, Reiki, beadwork and expressing your journey through art — a six-week series that teaches participants to draw or do watercolour painting as a way of working through their illness.

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