I am so proud to be a volunteer and supporter of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre. Currently, I serve as Chair of the Board of Directors and am involved in many committees, activities and events.  My association with the GBCSC goes back 8+ years, to the official opening in May 2011 when I attended as an interested citizen and a potential volunteer/board member.  The rest, as they say, is history.  

As a retired health care executive and physiotherapist, I appreciate the importance of specialized cancer care, hospital care etc. However, through the Cancer Support Centre, I quickly learned and witnessed the value that supportive services (through psychosocial oncology) can provide to enrich the journey of those living with cancer, their family and caregivers.  In 2011, this “whole-person approach” to cancer care was a new and emerging concept.  

Over the last 8+ years, the Centre’s membership has grown, and programs have evolved and matured.  And, now, we are building a new purpose designed facility – A HOME for HOPE, at 45 Edward St, Penetanguishene, to serve the community of North Simcoe well into the future.  The GBCSC is a place of hope, comfort, strength and courage to people living with cancer, their families and caregivers.  I am proud to be associated with this wonderful organization and the people that make it possible, i.e.  Board, staff, volunteers and service providers and individuals and organizations in our community, through their generous support.

Thank you.  
Hope Lives Here!
Lana Lyons
Board Chair

November Program Calendar

November Program Highlights 

The Centre will be closed for Remembrance Day on November 11.

Art Therapy with Sandi - November 4.  There are still spots available for one-on-one with a therapist.  Please call the office to book an appointment.

Mondays from 11 - 12 - Join Shayla for Dance Fit - some easy dance steps, low impact aerobics and light handweights all combine to help you get fit, gain strength and have fun!

Reflexology - Note the change in day and time!  Reflexology with Margaret is now being offered on Mondays from 1 - 4.  Mindful Movement remains on Wednesday but now runs from 10:30-11:30.

The Men's Support Group has been extended!  The Men's Support Group will continue meeting on Wednesday evenings until December 18.  New members welcome!

Spiritual Support with Fr. Michel begins in November.  There are appointments available on November 18.  Please call the office to book an appointment.

Sloan the Therapy Dog is still coming on Tuesdays, but we've changed it up a little.  Come & share some quality time with Sloan while you wait for your seated massage appointment Tuesday, November 19 from 11:45-12:45.

Stay tuned for some interesting educational sessions on Thursdays following Soup for the Soul.

News & Events at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

We are hiring. Join our team! Click HERE for more details on the GBCSC's new job posting. 
Application Deadline - Friday November 8th

Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre
15 Jeffery Street, Penetanguishene ON L9M 1K5

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