Helping people affected by cancer feel better
In 2014, Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec opened the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre. The Centre was built as an annex to the Hôtellerie Omer-Brazeau, at a cost of $900,000, to humanize the services offered to people affected by cancer in Eastern Quebec. It is the only centre east of Quebec City that is dedicated to the well-being of people affected by cancer. This peaceful and bright space creates an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquillity. People affected by the disease can enjoy a moment of calm on a comfortable outdoor terrace that encourages reflection and relaxation.
Everyone affected by cancer is welcome at the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre. There, you can find support and guidance towards wellness during this difficult time, whether you are staying at the Hôtellerie or coming from the surrounding areas.
Supporting people affected by cancer and their loved ones
The Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec offers activities designed to meet the specific needs of those affected by the disease at the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre. Whether you want to temper the disease and its impacts on everyday life, take a break, or learn how to use tools and tips that will help you feel better, anyone affected by cancer can find help and support.
A variety of activities are offered every week to support and guide those who are living with cancer, and their loved ones, regardless of their needs, interests or leanings. The programming evolves and the activity facilitators adapt to the group of people who come for the workshops.
Concrete activities that promote well-being
At the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre, people affected by cancer experience various types of activities prepared specifically for them. Here is an overview:
- When you are dealing with cancer, it is reassuring and helpful to receive accurate and reliable information. At the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre, information sessions are held on various topics for people with cancer and their loved ones, such as nutrition, anxiety, fear of recurrence, or lymphedema. All subjects are approached simply and unpretentiously.
- Physical activity is possible and beneficial when living with cancer. At the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre, yoga, gentle physical exercises and deep breathing relaxation are among the physical activities practiced by people with cancer and their loved ones. During the summer, a Zen garden and a fountain on the outdoor terrace seem to pause time.
- Artistic expression and creativity help you feel better. At the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre, art therapy is used to promote wellness and soothe anxiety. There we offer expression and creativity workshops led by an accredited art therapist.
All residents of Eastern Quebec are welcome to discover the energy and vitality emerging from the Cendrine and Philippe Wellness Centre. Simply register for one of the activities offered by the Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec.