Hello Dear Friends of Enliven,
Recent snowstorms aside, I’m feeling spring-y!
March 2020 promises to be a time of renewal, growth, and a few surprises. It’s only a matter of days to our next Enliven Dance it Out - Dance Party! There are so many great plans for March at Enliven. (Read more)
On March 5th, we’ll gather again at 59 Main St. East (1st floor this time!) and listen to the music that beckons our bodies to boogie, befriend, and bask. The boogie-ing will be self evident - no skills necessary, just the interest in celebrating a body that can move through space. And befriending is what Enliven and Dance it Out is all about. Befriending our own bodies and their capacity to find joy in movement and music, befriending other participants who will each have their own connection to Enliven and to cancer, befriending music that is the memories of our lives and new tunes that leave us curious. And we’ll bask in the passing of time. Dance parties are always held at the end of each quarter of the year. Can you believe that we are in the last month of the first quarter of 2020?! So join us, move, and remember all the joy that connection, music, and the wonderland of movement can bring. (Put the next 2 Dance Parties in your calendar: March 5, and June 3.)
Sometime this month we’ll have the good fortune to hear from Carrie Oakley in a workshop to Medical Expenses and Taxes Workshop that was postponed due to the snowstorm of Feb. 27 - watch social media and our website for a rescheduled date and time!
And what did I say about spring and growth?
March seemed like the perfect time to expand our offerings into the next neighbouring town in Muskoka. On Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm, Enliven will host it’s first BRACEBRIDGE Cancer Coffee Talk. This is an opportunity for patients, caregivers, and health providers to come together. Make connections and know that Enliven is there to help facilitate connection and end the isolation that can come with a cancer diagnosis.
And what about the surprise of March?
Well, for me, March is the official first month of my second year with Enliven. It’s the month I turn 51 and if you missed the inaugural Soup for the Soul in February, come and enjoy the sensational soup of March on March 31 at 12:30 pm (many thanks to our volunteers interested in making homemade healthy soups to share with our friends of Enliven.) I’m not announcing the next soup recipe, but I know that it’s delicious! Have a favourite soup you’d like us to serve in April? Contact us and let us know.
Enjoy the month of Spring, my friends and contact Enliven to find out more about how we can assist you or someone you love make a connection through cancer this spring.
Jackie Riley, Executive Director, Enliven Cancer Care: A Centre for Well-being in Cancer
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