Young Adult (YA) programs are for Wellspring members who are 18 to 39-ish years old.
To learn more, contact Wellspring’s YA Team Lead:
Misha Waheed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellspring Calgary – Young Adult Programs
Young people living with cancer often encounter unique challenges related to peer interactions, relationships, education, careers, family and finances. Often they report struggling with a feeling of isolation. At Wellspring Calgary, YA facilitators understand these challenges and offer informed and creative outlets to help manage these experiences. YA members benefit by sharing, reflecting and recognizing that they are not alone in their journey.
Bootcamp (fitness), Food and Nutrition, Money Matters, Yoga, Expressive Arts, Urban Explorer, and a variety of social outings such as ski days, barbecues, hiking, and games and movie nights.
YAs are also welcome to take part in any of the Wellspring programs offered for all members. The goal is to build community and create meaningful experiences while addressing young people’s need for social connection, information and fun.
Wellspring is proud to be partnering with Young Adult Cancer Canada to provide specific programming for young adult survivors.
Young Adult Cancer Canada is a registered charitable organization that provides information, inspiration, and support to young adults with cancer in the form of local support groups, retreats, conferences, and adventure programs.
Survive & Thrive
Since 2009, Survive & Thrive has taken hundreds of young adult cancer survivors on wilderness expeditions and reached thousands more through their films and workshops. They provide a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, help you connect with other cancer survivors who understand, and help create a plan to rebuild your life.
Localife is an activity-based support group where young adult cancer survivors enjoy fun activities and connect with their survivor peers. Organized by volunteers of Young Adult Cancer Canada and sometimes offered in cooperation with Wellspring Calgary, these offerings provide a great opportunity for young adults to connect.
Please see http://www.youngadultcancer.ca/localife/ for updates on Localife events happening in Calgary.