British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講英語普通話廣東話幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11時沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步在下雨天或寒冷季節步行於列治文購物中心)。查詢活動更新請打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free 12-week exercise program for men with prostate cancer @ community centres 社區中心為前列腺癌男性提供的12週免費鍛煉計劃

「TrueNTH Lifestyle Management」的圖片搜尋結果A community-based exercise program designed for men with Prostate Cancer - TrueNTH Lifestyle Management, that is funded by Movember and supported by Prostate Cancer Canada.  This program is currently throughout Alberta and had been testing it recently in other parts of Canada, including Vancouver.  

There are 2 x free 12-week exercise programs about to start in Vancouver community centres.  These programs are twice per week for an hour and include resistance and cardiovascular training.  The programs are delivered by university trained Kinesiologists and are currently being supported by our experienced team of cancer-specialist Exercise Physiologists.

To be eligible to participate, you need to have:
A prostate cancer diagnosis and be greater than 12 weeks post surgery. 
Men on 'Active Surveillance' are encouraged to attend.  
Men on hormone therapy may be able to participate (depending on their medical history). 
Men on chemotherapy will be referred to a more specialized program at this stage.  
There will hopefully be more programs staring throughout BC in 2017 and you will get the information regarding these as it becomes available.

To register:

Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village). Mondays and Wednesdays from 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Sign up here  STARTS 12th September 2016

Marpole Community Centre (49th and Oak). Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.45am - 11.45am
Sign up here STARTS 20th September 2016
Sign up here STARTS 9th January 2017
Sign up here STARTS 3rd April 2017

Should you have any question, please feel free to contact:

Sarah Weller, BAppSci(HMS)
Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP) | Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist
Vancouver, BC

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