Presentations and Seminars

Meeting Of Support GroupPresentations and Seminars offer information on a variety of topics such as:

  • creating resilience
  • lymphedema
  • complementary therapies
  • substitute decision makers
  • wills and estates

Breast Cancer Pre-Surgery Information Session

In this workshop you will learn about the surgical procedure and pre and post-surgical care. It provides an opportunity for you to have your questions answered by a nurse from Lakeridge Health.

Please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org to register.

This presentation is suspended for now due to COVID-19.

Creating Resilience During Times of Uncertainty

A cancer diagnosis often causes stress and anxiety.  The ongoing impact of COVID-19 has only heightened these concerns, and many of us are starting to feel stretched very thinly.  Join us for a seminar that will explore the concept of resilience and help us to create some strategies to ease life’s current challenges.

This session is offered by Stephanie Burlein-Hall.  Stephanie is a registered nurse with over 35 years of oncology nursing and education experience.  Most recently Stephanie worked in the symptom management program at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre.  In addition to being a Hearth Place volunteer, Stephanie is also a cancer survivor.

Presented online on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 from 10:00-11:00am.

To register please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

 

Lymphedema Information Seminars

We are excited to be offering two seminars on lymphedema with Heather Cirone, CDT.  Topics include exercises for lymphedema management, axillary web syndrome, cord management, leg lymphedema and more.

Presented online on Thursday, May 6th, and Thursday, June 3rd, from 10:00-11:30am.  Feel welcome to attend one or both as different topics will be covered in each one.

May 6th: Cording and axillary web syndrome.  What are they?  How can you manage them through exercise?

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org, or call 905-579-4833.

Planning for the Unexpected – It’s Your Turn!

We are excited to offer our new series of practical seminars presented by Trallee Fanara, CIM, CFP, FCSI.  Topics covered will include the importance of wills, choosing executors, legacy creation and more.

We have covered a lot about wills and estates in this series.  Do you have unanswered questions?  In this third session, join us for an interactive seminar with Trallee as she delves deeper into aspects of the financial topics that matter most to you.

Presented online on Tuesday, June 15th, from 11:00-12:00pm

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointments

This presentation will discuss ways to have more effective meetings with your health care team.  Good communication is very important in cancer care.  This is open to all members and their families and caregivers.

This session is offered by Stephanie Burlein-Hall.  Stephanie is a registered nurse with over 35 years of oncology nursing and education experience.  Most recently Stephanie worked in the symptom management program at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre.  In addition to being a Hearth Place volunteer, Stephanie is also a cancer survivor.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Substitute Decision Makers – Who Will Speak for You When You Cannot Speak for Yourself?

Start the conversation!

Have you ever thought about who would be the best person to make decisions on your behalf if you got sick or were too ill to speak for yourself?

Debbie Devitt, RN, Patient Experience Lead, DRCC, helps us to understand the importance of making sure our desires are understood.  Learn how to appoint your Substitute Decision Maker so that your wishes are heard when you have no voice.

Offered online on Tuesday, May 11th, from 11:00-12:00pm and on Thursday, June 10th, from 11:00-12:00pm.  Please join us for either or both seminars, as different topics will be covered in each one.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.