Whats On at BreaCan Nov Dec 2012

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Re: Whats On at BreaCan Nov Dec 2012

Postby Janette » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:10 pm

If it wasn't for Breacan, this forum may have never been started. It came about through the Here and Now Program.
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Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
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Re: Whats On at BreaCan Nov Dec 2012

Postby Tracey Gibney » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:29 am

If any Melbourne girls haven't been to Breacan it is a great resource. I have been lucky enough to have 3 free reflexology sessions and it was very relaxing. Any one who has breast or gynaecological cancer can have one free session and you can put your name on a list for cancellations. I am lucky because my mum lives 5 minutes from Queen Vic Centre and I park at her place. Tracey
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Re: Whats On at BreaCan Nov Dec 2012

Postby liv » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 pm

thanks janette :hugs:

would love to do reflexology - massage, pressure applied to feet and hands to promote relaxation and healing elsewhere in the body.
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Whats On at BreaCan Nov Dec 2012

Postby Janette » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:55 am

What's On at BreaCan
November - December 2012

Welcome to our e-What’s On program of BreaCan events for November/December. A new session we are offering in this period is: Flying Solo: for single women focussed on the unique needs and challenges for these women.

Don't forget that along with our information sessions, BreaCan runs a free fortnightly Feel Good Gentle Exercise Program and offers free Reflexology appointments to women living with breast cancer or a gynaecologcial cancer (Uterine, Endometrial, Ovarian, Cervical, Vulval, Vaginal).

50 Shades of Midlife; Menopause, Mood and more - webcast
Wednesday 31 October
6.45–9pm
BreaCan is running a Jean Hailes webcast (a seminar broadcast via the internet) at the Resource Centre. Hosted by Dr Sally Cockburn (aka Dr Feelgood), a panel of women’s health experts will talk about a range of important health topics including:

Important and practical menopause management advice
Understanding your mood, emotional wellbeing and mental health
Tips for maintaining your sexuality and intimate relationships as you get older
How to maintain your health and wellbeing with food, nutrition and natural therapies.

Limited numbers so please RSVP by Mon 29 October
You can also connect to this free seminar from your home computer (contact Jean Hailes to register)

Free One Day Living with Cancer Education Program (LWCEP)
This LWCEP is specifically for women living with a gynaecological cancer, their partners, family and friends

Friday 23 November
9.30am - 3.45pm

BreaCan and The Royal Women’s Hospital are proud to co-host Cancer Council Victoria’s LWCEP one day program. The day will include:

An interactive discussion with Oncology Dietician Jo White
A talk by Dr Naomi Thomas, Clinical Psychologist, exploring a range of areas such as self care, managing stress and taking back control
An opportunity to connect with others going through a similar experience
Lunch and more.

RSVPs are essential as places are limited. For further information, or to register your interest please contact Jenny Rigby or Fiona McRae on 1300 781 500.

Who is the Health Services Commissioner?
Thursday 8 November
11.30am–1.00pm
Beth Wilson’s long standing interest in medicolegal and ethical issues culminated in her becoming the Health Services Commissioner in 1997. In her role she receives and resolves complaints about health service providers with a view to improving the quality of health services for everybody. Listen to Beth talk about what she does, the range of issues she deals with and learn more about your rights as a health consumer. Request to join this session

Lymphoedema
Wednesday 14 November
12–1.30pm
Judy Purbrick, Senior Physiotherapist at Mercy Health Lymphoedema Clinic, will talk about lymphoedema and its association with gynaecological and breast cancer. Women who believe they may be at risk of developing lymphoedema, or who would just like to know more, are encouraged to come along with their questions. Request to join this session

Japanese Hana Flowers
Monday 26 November
10.30am–12.00pm
Hana is the Japanese word for ‘flower’ and as we come into summer it is a perfect time to learn how to create these beautiful floral embellishments. Lea O’Sullivan from Kimono House, a Japanese textiles and craft supplier, will take us through the steps to create a beautiful petaled flower from fabric which can be used to adorn clothes, hats, and scarfs.
Limited numbers so please book early. Priority will be given to those who have not previously attended this or a similar session. Request to join this session

Flying Solo
Wednesday 28 November
10.30am–12.00pm
Single women diagnosed with cancer face unique practical, emotional and relationship challenges. It’s hard doing everything yourself or even just thinking that you need to! Come along and talk with other single women about what you need, how you cope, where and how you find support and more. Josie Scott, Creative Arts Therapist and Counseller will make a brief presentation and then facilitate a discussion amongst participants.
Limited numbers so please book early. Priority will be given to those who have not previously attended this or a similar session. Request to join this session

BreaCan End of Year Celebration
Tuesday 4 December
10am–12pm
BreaCan invites you to our End of Year Morning Tea to help celebrate the festive season and look back on the wonderful achievements of 2012. Come and enjoy catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and sharing in a scone (or two). This is always a popular event, so to help us cater for all please RSVP by Thursday 29 November. Request to join this session

Bellydancing
Monday 10 December
12.30–2pm
Bellydancing is a joyous dance style that suits all women. You are never too old, unfit or uncoordinated to give it a try! Come along to this special workshop and connect with your feminine, creative self. Professional bellydancer Jewel will present a brief history of bellydance, perform for you, plus teach you some beautiful new moves. The workshop will be paced to suit all attendees – no particular level of fitness or previous experience necessary. Request to join this session

Resource Centre Annual Christmas/New Year closedown
Wednesday 19 December to
Monday 14 January
Please note that the BreaCan Resource Centre will close for the Christmas/New Year period at 2pm on 19 December 2012. BreaCan will provide telephone support from 3 January, and the Resource Centre will re-open on Monday 14 January 2013.

Feel Good Gentle Exercise Program
This program offers gentle exercise to tone the body and help the lymphatic system. Conducted by a qualified instructor, the sessions are held fortnightly on a Wednesday from 10.30 - 11.30am. Women participating need to complete enrollment forms prior to attending.
November 14 and 28, December 12

Reflexology Appointments
Reflexology is a system of health care, incorporating mind, body and spirit. It offers tangible benefits to those living with a diagnosis of cancer and complements existing treatments. Please call 1300 781 500 to book an appointment.
November 5 and 19, December 3
Janette



Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
Bilateral Mastectomies, expanders and silicone implants


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