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.

Cannabis for Cancer Pain and Fatigue

Stacy Bobak and Stephanie Massey are not only Certified Cannabis Educators, but they are also both cancer survivors. Join us as they provide important information on the use of cannabis, and how it can be a means of relief from cancer-related pain and fatigue.

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

Coping With Fatigue and Depression

Are you battling cancer-related fatigue?  Do you feel depression creeping into your life?  Please join us as we compassionately address these two aspects of living with cancer.  You will learn tips for self-care, and information about when to seek medical assistance.

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.

Please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833 to register for the next presentation.

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.

To register for the next scheduled session, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

 

Helpful Hints for Holiday Grief

This festive season may be the first, or one of many, that you are facing without your loved one.  Now that the COVID restrictions are easing, people are more eager than ever to get together and celebrate.  Trying to compromise between your needs and those of others is difficult.  Join Tom Easthope, Grief Educator, as he shares helpful and healing strategies for the holiday season.

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

Lymphedema Information Seminars

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

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 for the next session, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Planning for the Unexpected

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.

Trallee will help us to understand the importance of having these all in place before the unexpected comes along.

To register for the next session, 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.

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

The Importance of Sleep

Are you tired of trying to find ‘sleep nirvana’ (pun intended!)? This presentation will discuss the role of sleep in maintaining health, provide tools to assess sleep issues, and will give us strategies to improve our sleep, focusing on those living with cancer.

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 for the next session, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.