WDMH’s supportive care team, Look Good Feel Better is ready to go. Morin photo
WINCHESTER – Attitude is everything. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the aftermath of rigorous treatments is a challenge for anyone facing cancer.
The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is usually found on the leading edge of cancer care and now the hospital is announcing the return of the supportive care program, Look Good Feel Better (LGFB).
The popular program is returning with renewed enthusiasm, a great group of team members as well as community support.
It involves two-hour, hands-on workshops hosted by volunteers with a background in the cosmetic industry.
The program welcomes women who have dealt with cancer and works to help them reshape their attitude about themselves and their situation.
A press release from the WDMH about the program stated: “It brings together women with all types of cancer in a safe and supportive environment, where they benefit from shared experiences.”
Kicking off the program are the team members who gathered at Heritage House Health Spa for their first meeting on Wed., Feb. 5.
The LGFB team is made up of seven members anchored by WDMH’s cancer coach Michelle Renaud. “Our thanks to Janice Casselman and her amazing team of volunteers for leading the sessions,” at said Renaud.
She said in a press release, “We want to help women face cancer with confidence.”
Renaud added it was nice to see these women take a bit of time for themselves during such a difficult time in their lives.
Their mandate is to help cancer patients with skin care, cosmetic hygiene, tips and techniques as well as different ways to deal with hair issues.
The team consists of team leader Janice Casselman and volunteers, Natalie Brundige, Carla Richer, Pat Kelly, Stella Dodon, Brenda Whitteker and wig and hair specialist Marilyne Kelly.
The program already has five people registered and waiting to take part.
To register in advance for a particular workshop go to www.lgfb.ca or call 1-800-914-5665.
The dates for the workshops held at WDMH are: Wed., Feb. 26, 6-8 pm, Wed., Apr. 22, 6-8 pm, Wed., Jun. 24, 6-8 pm, Wed., Sept. 23, 6-8 pm and Wed., Nov. 25, 6-8 pm.