February 8th Meeting Reminder

Please remember that our Support Group February meeting date is changed to this Thursday, February 8th @ 7:00 p.m. instead of our usual second Tuesday (February 13). This change, for this meeting only, is due to a conflicting Hospice commitment on February 13th.  Please mark your calendars accordingly.

As with normal meetings, this will be a Hybrid-ZOOM meeting; please join us in person at the Hospice (Empress St.) or remotely at the following ZOOM Link:


For those attending in person, please bring pot-luck desserts if possible.

The presenter for this meeting will be Sonia McMahon-Comartin from the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).  Sonia has worked in mental health and wellness roles within the public sector for over 20 years, assisting a multitude of people of all ages.  She obtained her Psychology Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, specialized grief and loss certification from the University of Western Ontario, and Professional Life Coaching Accreditation from the Coaches Training Institute. Sonia is the Bereavement Educator for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch, offering various bereavement seminars and webinars, as well as coordinating and facilitating a number of loss-specific grief support groups.

Topics will include CMHA, its services, and other mental health services that might be available to prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones. Nancy Hannon (WRH Social Worker) previously briefed our group last year on mental health services that the Windsor Cancer Centre provides; her presentation was excellent, relevant, and very well received.  We look forward to Sonia’s presentation to see what other mental health services are available.

Upcoming Events:

Play for a Cure on Friday 17 April from 0800 to 1600 requiring 8 to 10 volunteers

WRH Foundation Golf Tournament Wednesday May 22, 2024 at Essex Golf & Country Club).  Funds from this year’s tournament will support the Dr. Richard Boyd Men’s Health Program, specifically with funding being directed to assist with the purchase of a new DaVinci Robot for Windsor Regional Hospital.  This event requires up to 12 volunteers for “Hole-in-One” and “Beat the Pro” contests.  These entail 3 hour shifts with the 1 shift enjoying a brunch and the second shift a cocktail  reception.


Support Hub 2023 Summary Report from PCFC:

For those of you who have not yet received the Support Hub 2023 Summary Report, you may access it at this link.

The Summary Report includes a summary overview at the beginning, a detailed report from each breakout room and panel, and attendance data. (Note that you may jump to a section of interest by clicking on that section in the table of contents on the 1st page)

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Thank you, as always, for your participation and support,

Richelle Green, Support Services Manager

Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada

Direct  |  richelle@prostatecanada.ca  |  604.834.7757

#4-17918 55th Avenue, Surrey, BC  V3S 6C8 Canada

General Inquiries  |  1.877.840.9173  |  prostatecanada.ca


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