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Memory making is an invaluable activity for people of all ages.

Creating a Memory Box creates a real physical and tangible trigger for us to remember meaningful life experiences and relationships and the box protects them from fading.

Through memory making activities people can express and process their feelings, communicate their wishes, needs and love for each other.

 

Join facilitator Jane Boys as she guides you through this creative experience, Thursday 27th Febraury | 12pm - 2pm | Cottesloe centre

No need to bring anything except your imagination and memories - templates are provided.

Memory Box Creations

27 Feb 2020 More Info

 

 

Solaris Cancer Care is very excited to offer a drumming course in 2020. For anyone facing a diagnosis or who are carers, the changes they face within themselves and by extension to their relationships is unfamiliar territory.

Research shows depression and anxiety is elevated due to the adjustments required to manage the varying levels of lifestyle changes and social connections. In light of this, we offer a space where men can connect through their experiences, to come together and form a trusting circle - let your spirit speak through the vibrations of the African Djembe Drums.

Julie Verley and Maureen Tan are excited to be the facilitators of the very first of drumming as therapeutic support for anyone who wants to connect through rhythm and fun.

 

Day: Fridays

Dates: 28th February- April 3rd

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Course 6 week

28 Feb 2020 More Info

The Solaris Cancer Care Red Sky Ride is more than the ultimate cycling event; it is an opportunity to change the life of someone living with cancer.

Now in its’ 13th year, our signature fundraising event is an endurance challenge in the Tour de France style, cycling for 4 days through the south west of WA.

Cyclists, sponsors and support crew are welcome to get involved and you can show your support by helping them achieve their fundraising target by donating at www.redskyride.org.au

Registrations: 4 Day fully inclusive $1600 | Last leg $600 includes accommodation and kit.

Contact: E: [email protected] www.redskyride.org.au

Red Sky Ride

04 Mar 2020 More Info

A natural follow on from our Bereavement: Living with Loss 5 week course, this group welcomes you no matter how long ago or in what form you have experienced a loss in your life.

 

If you have not attended the Bereavement course, we recommend you speak to one of our counsellors before joining the Bereavement Support Group so they can tailor support to your unique situation.

 

A natural follow on from our Bereavement: Living with Loss 5 week course, this group welcomes you no matter how long ago or in what form you have experienced a loss in your life.

 

If you have not attended the Bereavement course, we recommend you speak to one of our counsellors before joining the Bereavement Support Group so they can tailor support to your unique situation.

 

Held Monthly on the first Wednesday of the month

 

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Dates:  March 4th

Facilitator: Julie Verley and Maureen Tan

Venue: Wanslea Room 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Monthly Support Group

04 Mar 2020 More Info

iRest has been developed by Richard Miller PhD and trialled widely including large studies with returned service people and those suffering post traumatic stress disorder. iRest is proven to decrease stress, anxiety and improve sleep, pain and quality of life.

Your guide for this 5 week course is Dael Hunter, a yoga therapist, very experienced yoga teacher and trained iRest facilitator.

Day Mondays

Time 11.30am – 1:00pm

Dates:  March 9th - April 6th

Duration: 5 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Deep Rest-the iRest Experience

09 Mar 2020 More Info

Once a month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • How to cope with diagnosis and treatment
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress
  • Nutrition, including juicing demonstration
  • Proven complementary and integrative therapies 

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

10 Mar 2020 More Info

Cathy Brown is coming to Albany to facilitate our very informative Meeting the Challenge Seminar

Throughout the year, we run this introductory seminar about our services, based on the key evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer.

This workshop provides information on:

· How to cope with diagnosis and treatment

· Positive lifestyle changes

· Managing stress

· Nutrition, including juicing demonstration

· Proven complementary and integrative therapies

Everyone is welcome but please register your interest. Light lunch is provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Albany- Meeting the Challenge Seminar

13 Mar 2020 More Info

 

Pain over any sustained period of time can be debilitating on the quality of life. Research shows it has a significant negative impact on our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

These 2 session workshops explore mindful breathing and movement to promote your autonomy in gaining ownership in the way you manage pain.

 

Day: Monday and Tuesday

Date: 16th March and 17th March

Time: 1:00pm -2:30pm

Facilitator: Maureen Tan

Mindful Movement for Pain Management

16 Mar 2020 More Info

At the end of the eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course most people feel the need to continue engaging in the practice with some support.

We now offer an ongoing mindfulness practice group once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Check the dates below.

**Please note that mindfulness practice sessions are for people who have completed the MBSR course.

 

Day: Thursday

Time: 10am-12pm

Dates:  March 19th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness Monthly Practice

19 Mar 2020 More Info

 

This workshop offers you 10 easy steps to solving the problem of a sore mouth.

Learn tips and tricks to keep ulcers and mouth sores at bay during chemotherapy treatment.

Dr Float and Dr Scanlon from Rokeby Dental Surgery and Implant Centre run a cancer support
program and have helped many people manage the health of their mouths and teeth during and after cancer treatment.

They are focused on patient comfort and want to help you make mouth soreness an avoidable symptom of the past.

Great for newly diagnosed people as well as those currently having treatment.

 

Day: Thursday

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: March 19th 

Facilitator: Kate Scanlon

 

 

Sore Mouth Solutions

19 Mar 2020 More Info

   

 

 

 

Having issues or questions with hair growth during or post chemotherapy?

Kate Dawes is the senior trichologist and Director of Medical Hair Restoration Australia. Kate is registered with the International Association of Trichologists, specialising in male and female hair loss. Kate has over 30 years of experience in the hair industry.

 This workshop will offer you solutions to restore hair and scalp health.

 

Day: Tuesday

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Dates: March 24th

Facilitator: Kate Dawes

 

 

Hair and Scalp Solutions

24 Mar 2020 More Info

Why do some people seem more prone to cancer than others? Lifestyle factors like smoking, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet,
exposure to toxins and other known causes may increase risk, yet some people seem to get away with it, while others with health
conscious lifestyles still get cancer.

As the understanding of genetics grows, particular genes have been identified that increase risk of certain cancers.

There’s still a lot of unknowns though and having genetic testing won’t be for everyone.

This workshop is facilitated by a skilled genetic counsellor who can explain the science clearly and help you understand the options for testing.

 

 

Day: Thursday 

Date: March 26th

Time: 1pm-3pm

Facilitator: Amy Pearn

 

 

Genetics

26 Mar 2020 More Info

Join our dietician Clemency Nicolson and learn about eating well during chemotherapy.

What to eat, how to eat with chemotherapy side effects, nutritional supplements and more…

 

Day: Friday

Date: March 27th

Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson

 

 

Chemotherapy and Nutrition

27 Mar 2020 More Info

 

Are you providing care for someone with cancer or a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:

• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel

• Managing Medication

• Managing Pain

• Managing Symptoms

• Practical Aspects

• Good Nutrition

• Exercise

• Self-Care

• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help

 

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register either by calling, emailing or by visiting one of our centres and completing this form - Carers Course 2020

Solaris Cancer Care SCGH

P: 08 6383 3474

E: [email protected]

 

Where: Solaris Cancer Care SCGH

DD Block, Ground Floor Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, 6009

Day: Saturday, 28 March 2020

Time: 9:45 am — 4:00 pm

Cost: free

Carers Course Perth Metro

28 Mar 2020 More Info

This program is run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, and the Look Good Feel Better workshops are hosted by Solaris Cancer Care.

Participants need to register directly through Look Good Feel Better either via our website -  www.lgfb.org.au/workshop - or by phoning 1800 650 960.

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

The workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through the workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thursday
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: February 20th

Register online

 

www.lgfb.org.au/workshop

 

Look Good Feel Better

02 Apr 2020 More Info

Join naturopath, yoga therapist, and cancer researcher Chandrika Gibson for a workshop exploring the ‘Mix of 6’ in your anti-cancer lifestyle.

Based on the work by Lorenzo Cohen PhD and Alison Jefferies Med, this workshop will give you practical tips and insight based on the latest evidence about how to integrate the following aspects of wellness to increase your tolerance to treatment, reduce risk of recurrence, and create an optimal environment in your mind, body and home that is inhospitable to cancer.

The ‘Mix of 6’ includes;

1. Love and Support

2. Stress

3. Sleep

4. Exercise

5. Diet

6. Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day: Monday

Date: April 6th

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Facilitator: Chandrika Gibson

 

 

Mix of 6: Create an Anti Cancer Lifestyle

06 Apr 2020 More Info

 

Come along to hear the latest science and get inspired to use exercise as a medicine.

 

Professor Rob Newton was recognised as WA’s joint Scientist of the Year in 2019 and with very good reason. His research has included over 38 randomised clinical trials focusing on improving the wellbeing and life span of people with cancers including breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and a type of brain cancer as well as mesothelioma.

Rob says research into tens of thousands of people shows that cancer patients who exercise live longer than those who are sedentary. That’s not just because of the overall health benefits of exercise – cancer patients who exercise are less likely to die from their cancer. “So there’s something about exercise that actually suppresses the development of the cancer,” Rob says. He says targeted exercise produces changes in the body of cancer patients that slow cell proliferation and increase the death of cancer cells. Rob says if a patient exercises each day they are effectively dosing themselves with internal anti-cancer medicine.

This is a not to be missed presentation from a world leading expert on exercise and cancer.

 

 

All welcome to this free comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.

Tuesday, April 7th  from 6pm - 8pm

Conference Hall, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe

 

 

Guest Speaker Event - Exercise Science Update- Prof Rob Newton

07 Apr 2020 More Info

Once a month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • How to cope with diagnosis and treatment
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress
  • Nutrition, including juicing demonstration
  • Proven complementary and integrative therapies 

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

14 Apr 2020 More Info

Come and explore beliefs during this three week course of the untapped power of the mind in the search for meaning, freedom and personal happiness.

Empower yourself with strategies and skills to enhance your life.

Facilitators Cathy Brown and Pauline O'Connor

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: April 15th - April 29th

Time 1:00pm – 1:00pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

15 Apr 2020 More Info

Come and explore beliefs during this three week course of the untapped power of the mind in the search for meaning, freedom and personal happiness.

Empower yourself with strategies and skills to enhance your life.

Facilitators Cathy Brown and Pauline O'Connor

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: April 15th - April 29th

Time 1:00pm – 1:00pm

Duration: 3 weeks

Venue: Cottesloe 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

15 Apr 2020 More Info

At the end of the eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course most people feel the need to continue engaging in the practice with some support.

We now offer an ongoing mindfulness practice group once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Check the dates below.

**Please note that mindfulness practice sessions are for people who have completed the MBSR course.

 

Day: Thursday

Time: 10am-12pm

Dates:  April 16th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness Monthly Practice

16 Apr 2020 More Info

Join a passionate, well informed Accredited Practicing Dietitian to delight in the theory and practice of cooking and eating for well-being.
Covering nutrition basics, debunking myths, and opening up to the pros and cons of different eating styles, this 5 week course will provoke
and inspire discussion.

Although there‘s no one diet that is perfect for everyone, this course will provide you with take-home tips for improving the nutritional
content of your favourite foods, making sustainable nutritionalchanges, practical recipes, and cooking tips.

Includes taster of food prepared.

 

Day: Fridays

Dates:April 17th to May 22nd

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Facilitator: Clemency Nicolson

Venue: Wanslea Room and Demonstration kitchen

 

 

Cooking and Eating for Well-being

17 Apr 2020 More Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Day Retreat

This one day retreat will invite you to rest and relax in our tranquil centre. There will be opportunities to book bodywork ( Hand massage or Indian Head Massage).

A light, vegetarian lunch and herbal teas will be provided.

Bring a water bottle, and dress in stretchy layers you can move in for the gentle yoga.

 

The planned schedule (subject to minor changes) is:

9.15am Meet in conference hall

9.30am - 11am Guided meditation 

11am-11.30am tea break

11.30am - 12.30pm Gentle Yoga

12.30pm - 1.30pm Light lunch

1.30pm - 2pm Walking meditation

2pm - 3pm Self Care Strategies discussion

3pm - 4pm Sound healing

 

When: Wednesday 6th May: 9.15am - 4pm

Venue: Conference Hall, 80 Railway Street Cottesloe

Places are limited so please register all attendees.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Day Retreat

06 May 2020 More Info

Join Suzie Craddock from The Rhythm Centre who will facilitate a  5 week fun filled expressive Movement program to help individuals cope with the emotional, physical and social challenges you might be having during your cancer journey.  

Dance therapies use movement to promote self-expression. It improves your state of mental and physical wellbeing. It helps develop positive body image, self-esteem, increases communication skills and will encourage you to feel the benefits of movement as  a form of exercise.  Dancing has no age limit.

If the word “dance “seems intimidating to you we will encourage you to approach it through different eyes. Its about expressing your experiences through the power of movement .

Join us Thursdays for a fun filled expressive way to move safely.

 

Date: Thursdays

Dates: May 7th - June 4th

Time: 11am -12pm

Venue: Conference Hall  80 Railway Street, Cottesloe 6011

Mindful Movement

07 May 2020 More Info

Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword, it’s an incredibly useful skill to develop.  This eight week course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been studied around the world for thirty years.  Delivered in all major cancer centres worldwide, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is a structured program to take you deep into your own meditation experience.  It has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression.  Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering. MBSR can help you live well, regardless of your circumstances.  The course also includes a one day silent retreat (see MBSR Day Retreat below for dates).

 

The evidence

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been proven in numerous studies to help with pain management, fatigue and stress, lowering rates of anxiety and depression. Participants frequently report that they find this program truly life altering.

 

The classes

During the classes you will learn practical ways for enhancing your awareness and managing the pressures of life. You will learn and practice mindfulness meditations including the body scan, mindful eating, mindful breathing, sitting and walking meditation and gentle yoga exercises. There will be some short lectures and exercises to explore and transform patterns of thinking and feeling and time for questions and discussion.

Retreat Day

The final session on June 25th is an excursion to the Buddhist Monastery at Serpentine where you can experience lived mindfulness in the company of the long term meditating Buddhist monks and lay community. Details will be provided by your facilitator and carpooling is suggested.

 

Day: Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Dates: May 7th to July 2nd 

Duration: 8 weeks course plus 1 day Retreat June 25th

Facilitator: Julie Verley

Venue: Conference Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

07 May 2020 More Info

 

Are you providing care for someone with cancer or a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:

• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel

• Managing Medication

• Managing Pain

• Managing Symptoms

• Practical Aspects

• Good Nutrition

• Exercise

• Self-Care

• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help

 

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register either by calling, emailing or by visiting one of our centres and completing this form - Carers Course 2020

Solaris Cancer Cancer Great Southern, Albany Health Campus

P: 08 9892 2600

E: [email protected]

 

Where: Solaris Cancer Care Great Southern

Albany Health Campus, Warden Avenue, Albany, 6330

Day: Saturday, 18 April 2020

Time: 9:45 am — 4:00 pm

Cost: free

Carers Course Great Southern

09 May 2020 More Info

In this workshop we will be exploring different forms of mindful movement - yoga, spinal movements and dance.

Through this exploration of movement and the body, we can begin to deepen our understanding of ourselves. We become aware of tensions we hold in the body, linear movement patterns and movements we feel most comfortable with and uncomfortable with.

When we start to move mindfully and bring our awareness to the present moment, we also begin to become more aware of the patterns in our mind. We can begin to see the mind - body connection.

 

 Day: Monday

Date: May 11th

Time: 12pm-2pm

Facilitator: Samantha Briatico

 

 

Dance and Yoga: Movement Medicine

11 May 2020 More Info

This program is run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, and the Look Good Feel Better workshops are hosted by Solaris Cancer Care.

Participants need to register directly through Look Good Feel Better either via our website -  www.lgfb.org.au/workshop - or by phoning 1800 650 960.

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance- related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

The workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; makeup tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on
eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.

Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through the workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. 

Day: Thursday
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Date: February 20th

Register online

 

www.lgfb.org.au/workshop

 

Look Good Feel Better

14 May 2020 More Info

 

 

 

 

 

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Solaris Cancer Care and each bring a unique gift of self to our organisation.
We celebrate and are thankful for their presence everyday, but Volunteer Week is a special public week where we acknowledge the impact they make to so many lives.

May 18 - 24 2020 | Each centre celebrates their volunteers during this week  

 

 

National Volunteer Week May 2020

18 May 2020 More Info

Join experienced facilitator Cathy Brown to explore the nine areas of life cancer thrivers may have in common. Built on lived experiences, this interactive program brings to life your unique experience making informed choices to support your wellbeing.
This course is hopeful and opens up discussions on a variety of topics relevant to people facing health issues. As her PhD thesis Kelly Turner examined outliers- people who outlived their prognosis, and analysed the key themes they had in common. While we are careful to avoid false hope, many people diagnosed with cancer find that reading the stories of these cancer thrivers is very helpful.
The nine areas discussed, with room for debate, sharing and dissension, include:
1. Changing your diet – if so, why, and who to consult
2. Taking control of your health – how to source reliable information and make informed decisions
3. Following your intuition – first de-stress, then tune in
4. Using herbs and supplements – is there any evidence? Can this cause harm?
5. Keeping the lines of communication open
6. Managing emotions; increasing positive experiences
7. Embracing social support
8. Deepening your spiritual connection
9. Checking with values and reasons for living well

 

Benefits & Outcomes

  • An understanding of the nine key principles that people who thrive have in common.

  • Deeper understanding of the choices people make, and what possible life paths have been trod by others.

  • Sharing resources and ideas in a facilitated, inclusive forum.

“Our health—and indeed our entire lives—can be seen as the sum of all our moment-to-moment decisions. This includes how we choose to eat and drink, think and feel, act and react, and move and rest on any given day.”
Dr Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D.

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 1pm – 3.30pm

Dates: May 20th to June 17th

Duration: 5 weeks course

Facilitator: Cathy Brown

Venue:  Cottesloe

9 Keys to Empowerment

20 May 2020 More Info

 

Would you like to explore many ways to outsmart stress, be your own best friend and invite more healing laughter into your life? Join Janni Goss for this five week course based on her book "Love, Laughter and Longevity - The Art and Science of Wellbeing". Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Try a weekly dose and find out!

 

Day: Thursdays

Date: May 21st - June 18th

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Venue: Wanslea Room, Cottesloe

Facilitator: Janni Goss

Wellbeing Matters: Laughter as Therapy

21 May 2020 More Info

 

Are you providing care for someone with cancer or a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:

• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel

• Managing Medication

• Managing Pain

• Managing Symptoms

• Practical Aspects

• Good Nutrition

• Exercise

• Self-Care

• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help

 

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register either by calling, emailing or by visiting one of our centres and completing this form - Carers Course 2020

Solaris Cancer Care SJOG Subiaco

P: 08 9388 9788

E: [email protected]

 

Where: Solaris Cancer Care SJOG

12 Salvado Road, Subiaco

Day: Saturday, 23 May 2020

Time: 9:45 am — 4:00 pm

Cost: free

Carers Course Perth Metro

23 May 2020 More Info

Enjoy a fun day out with family and friends while raising money for a great cause. So, make Solaris your reason to run, jog or walk in this annual event organised by HBF.

Saturday 26th May 2020

HBF Run for a Reason

24 May 2020 More Info

Why do certain memories– of people, places, objects and events– continue to matter to you?

Using short and longer writing exercises, this five week course will explore the nature of memory itself and will help you find the best words and pleasing shapes through which to write the story of your life.

 

 Day: Friday

Date: May 29th

Time: 1pm-4pm

Facilitator: Susan Midalia

 

 

Memoir Writing

29 May 2020 More Info

Once a month we host a introductory seminar about Solaris Cancer Care and our services.

Meeting the Challenge will introduce you to a range of available services and support, including

  • Evidence based complementary therapies proven to help you feel as well as possible during and after cancer
  • How to cope with diagnosis and treatment
  • Positive lifestyle changes
  • Managing stress
  • Nutrition, including juicing demonstration
  • Proven complementary and integrative therapies 

“When everything is under a cloud – jobs, friendships, relationships, lifestyle and indeed life itself – we ask people diagnosed with cancer to negotiate hospital mazes, a whole new language, learn something about biology and then to decide on treatment.”

Dr David Joske

 

 

Meeting the Challenge Seminar

09 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Financial toxicity is a real and increasingly recognised source of distress. Issues may arise due to you or your support person needing to stop or reduce work, costs associated with travel to treatment, child care, gap payments, allied health services, medical equipment, and other changes that cancer brings.

We have brought together a panel of experts who will share their knowledge about topics such as how to access insurance, superannuation, legal aspects of wills and estate planning, and HR advice on managing your career during and after cancer.

Panelists include financial advisors, lawyers and HR specialists.

 

 All welcome to this free comunity event co-hosted by Solaris Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Care WA and melanomaWA.

Tuesday, June 9th from 6pm - 8pm

Conference Hall, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe

 

 

Guest Speakers: Financial Matters- Panel Discussion

09 Jun 2020 More Info

 

 

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

We are fortunate to have facilitators trained to support you to use drumming to connect.

No musical skills or experience are required, and the instruments are provided, so come along and make some noise, and see how drumming in a group feels for you.

 

 

Day: Friday

Dates: November 29th

Time: 1pm- 2.30pm

Facilitator: Julie Verley / Maureen Tan

Venue: Cottesloe Conference Hall

Drumming Circle: Building Resilience through Rhythm

19 Jun 2020 More Info

 

Are you providing care for someone with cancer or a serious illness?

Register for this one-day education course providing information and practical skills to help you give the best care possible.

This course is free and open to all carers of seriously ill patients.

The course will cover:

• Effective Communication with family, friends and medical personnel

• Managing Medication

• Managing Pain

• Managing Symptoms

• Practical Aspects

• Good Nutrition

• Exercise

• Self-Care

• Complementary therapies: what are they and how can they help

 

All course materials, lunch and refreshments supplied.

Registration is essential as places are limited. Please register either by calling, emailing or by visiting one of our centres and completing this form - Carers Course 2020

Solaris Cancer Care South West

P: 08 9791 1559

E: [email protected]

 

Where: Solaris Cancer Care South West

72 Brittain Road Bunbury

Day: Saturday, 20 June 2020

Time: 9:45 am — 4:00 pm

Cost: free

Carers Course Bunbury

20 Jun 2020 More Info

You are invited to visit the Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Serpentine on

Thursday 18th July.


 9.30 am Arrival at Monastery.
10.30 am Sharing of Food. Early lunch and enjoy the gardens.
12.00 pm Talk and guided meditation by the Ven Abbot Ajahn Brahm.
 2.00 pm Departure. 


Please bring a plate of vegetarian food for a shared lunch, which is the only meal of the day for the monks. Examples of suitable food are: vegetarian pies, bakes, quiches, noodle/pasta/rice risotto dishes, salads, fruits, cheese and desserts are welcome.

Please wear warm clothing and (shoes which are easy to slip on and off)
Phone 08 9384 3544 for further details

Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery Visit

25 Jun 2020 More Info

Monday 1st July to Wednesday 31st July 2020
In July, an average of 11,526 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so we are asking for your help to go Dry the July to raise funds to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Sign up to register your support and raise funds for Solaris Cancer Care at www.dryjuly.com.au

Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So, you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win, win!!

 

Dry July

01 Jul 2020 More Info