SEYMOUR residents affected by cancer will be able to access a comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program over eight weeks, starting with introductory forums next week.
The free Cancer Wellness and Exercise program provides people who have finished their cancer treatment with one-hour group exercise sessions delivered by an experienced physiotherapist.
The group exercise session is followed by a short education session each week.
To find out more, locals are invited to attend one of two information forums to be held at the Seymour Health Ambulatory Centre on Wednesday, February 13, at 10am and 4pm.
The forum will facilitate cancer survivorship information, discussions with health professionals and the opportunity to hear details about the Cancer Wellness and Exercise program.
Attendees will be able to register for the program at the information forum.
On average each year, 211 people in the Mitchell Shire are diagnosed with cancer.
Seymour Health Clinical Services director Jo Cavill said the program provides invaluable support and information for locals recovering from cancer.
A previous participant said the program helped support them through life after cancer.
“When I finished treatment, I knew I needed help. I was so alone in the world. This program helped me make new friends, learn to breathe better and achieve my goal of cooking for myself again. My next goal is to mow the lawn. You get so much happiness out of achieving your goals.”
To assist with catering please register for the February information forums by calling Seymour Health Ambulatory Centre 5735 8050.
Registrations close on February 8.