“The Welcome Centre”

  A collaboration between

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County

and

 Erie Shores Health Foundation

 

Living with a life-altering or chronic diagnosis is challenging. The Welcome Centre provides patients and their caregivers with activities that encourage, educate and provide respite from the many pressures that surround living with a diagnosis. For a full schedule of current programs, please visit our Welcome Centre Calendar All referrals to the Welcome Centre are managed by our Service Coordinator, Linda Sabatini. Please contact her today at 519.974.7100, Ext. 2202 to inquire about joining one of our many programs.

 

 

Our Welcome Centre Programs

Please note: There are various programs not available at certain times throughout the year. To see if the program is available at this time please refer to our Welcome Centre Calendar

The following are descriptions of the programs available at the Wellness Centre. There are a wide variety of programs that will enhance your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. The programs will also help to support, educate and empower you when dealing with a life-altering diagnosis.

 

Reiki & Restorative Yoga Series: with Leigh Ann

Restorative Yoga is a category of poses where you position your body in supported postures and then relax into them. Perfect for those who are exhausted, tired, have trouble sleeping or difficulty letting go. Restorative yoga is suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Reiki is a gentle hands-on energy treatment, it will be incorporated into the classes in order to help you relax and release deeply. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited to 10 participants. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

Card Making:  with  Charlotte  Learn to make all-occasion greeting cards using different techniques. This is an enjoyable way to use your creativity, share time with friends and come away with a card or two that you will be able to keep or send. These will be uncomplicated cards, so you need not worry about not having artistic talents. Everyone is welcome!. All supplies provided. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

  

 

GRIEF (the 1st Year of Loss): with Susan  This is a 10-week class that will involve grief education about ten essential touchstones for hope and healing after the death of a loved one as well as sharing our stories and offering each other support. Persons must be in the first nine months of their loss of a loved one to participate in this group. 

Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

  

 

HEARTBEAT DRUMMING: with Janice Drumming is fun, therapeutic in its repetition, and a fantastic way to challenge and exercise our brains (even better than crosswords!) as we get older. It is also a very effective way to “connect” with others...finding our common heartbeat. Drums are supplied if needed, limited to 10 people. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

  

 

GENTLE YOGA:  with Devanni  Enhance your health through breathing and postures that nurture your physical and emotional healing. Open to everyone, no physical limitations. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

Chair Yoga:  with Melanie Yoga is the union between body and mind can bring a sense of calm, relaxation and a sense of peace to your life. The comfort and support of a seated practice helps make yoga accessible to everyone. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

Knitting & CROCHETING Join our group to learn the latest techniques and make new friends. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

LONELINESS- Impacts on Health – with Diane Did you know that one in five individuals report feeling lonely? Loneliness is a complex response to many different types of life circumstances.  Learn how to live your best life possible by considering how you can do more of what you like to, be connected and achieve your life wishes. Be prepared to get the help you need when you need it. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

PAINT 'N PALOOZA:  with  Arlene Murphy Learn how to make beautiful pictures for your home or as a gift, reducing stress and creating something special. All supplies are provided. Limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is required. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

Butterfly Gardening FUN FOR KIDS: with Christine, Coordinator Complementary Care Hey kids....come on out to make your very own butterfly garden to take home. Pre-registration is required. Register with Linda Sabatini at 519-974-7100 Ext. 2202. Please note: Registration is required, otherwise the group may be cancelled.

 

 

 

Needs Assessment

The Hospice is conducting its first needs assessment for the Wellness Centre's Programs and Services. Your opinion and feedback are important to us! That’s how we improve our services for you and with you! If you haven’t received one in the mail by now, please contact the Hospice at 519-974-7100 or you can print one off here

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