Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in COVID-19 UPDATES, News | Comments Off on COVID-19 UPDATE JAN 1 2021

(JAN 10 2021) – The latest update from the program manager at Wellwood regarding the intake of knitted or crocheted squares is that they are still in a holding pattern, particularly since going into “Lockdown”.

They are all really grateful to you for the time and resources you devote to the squares program. They are hopeful that they will be able to move forward as the current situation changes.

Thank you so much for your work and generosity. Please subscribe to our mailing list for future updates.

COVID-19 UPDATE July 30, 2020

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in COVID-19 UPDATES, News | 0 comments

(UPDATED JULY 30, 2020) – Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are unable to accept squares at the present time.  If you choose to continue making squares, please hold on to them for now. We are not accepting them at this time and our volunteers are not meeting to assemble the squares into afghans.

Although it feels as though things are starting to open up around us, safety protocols are in place everywhere and the afghan program itself could take longer to return to the hospital because of infection control. Once it is safe to do so for everyone involved in the program, we will begin accepting them again. We are continually monitoring the situation and will post an update once the situation improves. 

Thank you for your contributions, understanding, and patience. Be safe everyone. Cancer patients find a place of respite they fill with art

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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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