2022 Dry July funds are making a big difference for people affected by cancer on the Central Coast

In 2022, CoastCanCare was able to offer seven outpatient wellness programs providing support, information and practical strategies to people impacted by cancer to help manage their physical and mental wellbeing. In 2023, we are aiming to increase the number of activities to nine and strengthen links with the community for ongoing support.

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, CoastCanCare was able to continue to offer mindfulness, exercise, yoga and social connection online and are now able to offer face-to-face opportunities for these activities.

We are pleased to be introducing an exercise program for adults with a diagnosis of cancer on the Central Coast. A 10-week restorative exercise program has been commissioned with trained staff to provide an evidenced-based and individualised program. The course will be conducted under supervision and in a group setting to allow for that support, encouragement and healthy competition to achieve the best results for each participant.

This complements the existing programs of Yoga and Mindfulness, to provide participants with skills to improve and maintain mental and physical health with a choice of variety.

Our Art Therapy courses are well attended and are providing participants with a different avenue of expression and communicating their experiences.

“The fact that CoastCanCare offers free programs, and they understand when you can’t be there makes it very easy. I even tried things I never would have considered trying before, like journaling, which has helped me a great deal”. Kathy

“We are so fortunate to have this program. It is world class”. Tania

“CoastCanCare provides vital programs which help people connect and provide each other with encouragement. It makes you want to keep living and beat the odds,” Wendy 

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