All of our programs are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control and manage the symptoms and the late and long term effects of their illness and treatment through education and the adoption of new self-management skills and strategies.
Audrey Friedman, RT(T), BA, MSW
Former Associate Director, Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Program, ELLICSR, Director, Patient Education & Survivorship Program
It’s not like the hospital at all.
What strikes people most about ELLICSR is that it doesn’t resemble a typical hospital setting. This can be a great relief for patients and caregivers who are tired of being around a busy clinical environment all the time.
You can get away from treatment and clinics for a bit, relax in comfy chairs, or read a book from the library shelves. Check your e-mail or read the news on patient computers with wireless Internet. Stare at the fireplace for a while, and take in the earthy decor.
Enjoy something for yourself, or your loved one.
ELLICSR is where the non-medical side of cancer treatment happens. Here patients have the opportunity to experience a health and wellness focus, with expert guidance.
When you feel up to it, get moving with an exercise class in the gym! Or get cooking in the demo kitchen, and sample the tasty and healthy treats our chefs make. Speak with a clinician about how you’re coping, or to get help with ‘chemo-brain’ and fatigue. Learn about community programs and support, and hear how other survivors are getting on.
Collaborate with us.
As you make your way around the centre, take time to meet the researchers that work there and find out what they’re working on to improve patient experiences. You may want to help them out or even partner with them on a research project. Let’s find creative ways to collaborate professionally to enhance research and programming at ELLICSR.
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It’s all about you.