June 18, 2022 Support Group Meeting

Spring Get-Together at the Legion Branch 594

Our summer break is now upon us; as previously mentioned, rather than a traditional Tuesday meeting at the Hospice, we are planning a casual get-together at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594, 5030 Howard Ave., Oldcastle, ON N9H 0M3 on Saturday, June 18th @ 5 pm.

This licenced venue turned out to be excellent for our Xmas party.  The current plan calls for Burgers/Fries (approx. $15), Sausages/Fries (approx $12.50), and Hotdogs/Fries (approx $10).  In addition, the Steering Committee (SC) members will be bringing pot-luck desserts.  If you have a special dessert you would like to bring, please don’t hesitate to bring it along

We want this event to include members, their families & friends of all ages, and special stakeholders such as our friends at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH), Cancer Centre Foundation, Hospice, etc.  If you have suggestions on other friends to invite, please let us know.  Also, don’t be shy to invite others directly yourselves.

Please mark your calendars and let us know (winexpcsg@gmail.com) how many guests you plan to bring so that we can make sure the caterer is prepared.

May Monthly Meeting – We welcomed our guest speaker Tim Brady, Pharmacist and Owner of Brady’s Drug Stores in Belle River, Essex and Tilbury.  Tim’s talk was excellent as it covered topics such as the latest medicines related to Prostate Cancer, Incontinence, and Erectile Dysfunction.  As well, he commented on the government of Ontario’s proposal to expand pharmacists’ scope of practice to assess and treat minor ailments. 

Golf Shirts and Baseball Caps – We are investigating ordering Golf Shirts and Baseball Caps with our new logo.  If you are interested in buying shirts or caps, please let us know (winexpcsg@gmail.com) so we can judge how many to order.  It is currently estimated that shirts will cost approx. $25 and hats $15.

Financial Manager – We are still looking for a financial manager to relieve some workload off current SC members.  If you are interested, please let us know.

Webmaster – We are still looking for a webmaster to relieve some workload off current SC members.  If you are interested, please let us know.

Other Volunteers – If there are other areas that you would like to volunteer for, please let us know.   For example, we are interested in having a few folks make periodic phone calls to our members.


Garry W. Loeper

e-mail: gwloeper@gmail.com

cell: (613) 913-4799

Other News of Interest

ADT Educational Program Update

Hello everyone, 

We’re reaching out today with an update on upcoming online classes for the Androgen Deprivation Therapy Educational Program. The next online classes will be held on June 16th, July 18th, and August 17th, all at 3:00 PM Pacific time/ 4:00 PM Mountain time/ 6:00 PM Eastern time. Attached is a copy of our program poster.

As you may recall, the online ADT Educational Program is a free resource to help patients manage ADT side effects and engage in healthy lifestyle behaviours (e.g., physical activity). The program provides support to both prostate cancer patients and their partners or loved ones.   

Classes are offered monthly, and patients are asked to register ahead of time at www.LifeOnADT.com. The class is a one-time, live (90 min.), facilitated webinar. After attending, Canadian patients are mailed a free copy of the ADT book (linked below).   

In 2019, we published research data showing that the ADT Educational Program—i.e., the class plus the book—can significantly raise patients’ self-efficacy in managing ADT side effects. However, it is most effective if taken early, before patients are overwhelmed by side effects.  

If you can, please inform the prostate cancer community about upcoming classes. Questions can be directed to Carly Sears at LifeOnADT@gmail.com.   

Thank you for your ongoing support of the program!

Kind regards,   


On Behalf of Drs. Lauren Walker, Richard Wassersug & John Robinson

 Carly Sears  

Project Coordinator  

Online ADT Educational Program  


Phone: 403-465-2640   

Email: LifeOnADT@gmail.com 

Or carly.sears@ahs.ca 


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