Pillar 1 Wellness Centre in Action

The Wellness Centre, in partnership with Counterpart and the Pancare Foundation welcomed 36 women to the first jointly run Wellbeing Day for Women with Cancer on the 9th May. The day included Mindful Yoga with Cate Bell, Physical activity and cancer, an information and practical session with Physiotherapist Pip Hunt, and African drumming with In the Groove Drumming.

Ben Engel, the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Wellness Centre Coordinator was delighted to offer women a safe and welcoming environment.

“It was fantastic to see so many women gain support for themselves in such a safe and welcoming environment” Ben said.

“The women were able to gain valuable information and support from the presenters, from Counterpart, the Pancare Foundation, the Leukaemia Foundation and the Wellness Centre, but also from each other”.

After lunch, it was time for the African drums to be brought out and the women were encouraged to get the groove! In the Groove Drumming led the women in a gentle and fun musical experience designed to encourage creativity and wellbeing. Throughout the session, the smiles grew larger and the drumming more energetic!

Ben Engel advises that such was the success of the day, the organisers are aiming to make the day an annual event.  Be sure to subscribe to the Wellness Centre’s newsletter for information about events and support services that are offered, by emailing [email protected]

Photo: Women getting In the Groove at the Albury Wodonga wellbeing day for women with cancer.

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