The Cancer Rehab and Exercise (CaRE) Program is an 8-week program that can be done at ELLICSR (a health and wellness space in Toronto General Hospital) OR in your own home.
Both programs include:
- A physical fitness test and personal exercise program (1.5 hours)
- Support through in-person or online education is provided once a week. Resource topics include fatigue, managing emotions, mindfulness and relaxation, diet and nutrition, mindful eating and brain health and the importance of being connected.
- Follow-up physical fitness tests to review your progress and adapt your exercise. These follow-up tests occur at 3 and 6 months after your 8-week program.
CaRE at ELLICSR has weekly group exercise and education sessions. All sessions and appointments occur at ELLICSR. You will also be doing your exercises at home to make sure you get the most out of the program.
The group-based format provides a supportive setting to connect and to share your experiences.
CaRE at Home offers a number of education resources. Education resources include pamphlets, YouTube videos, websites and books. You can use your education resources at times that work for you.
You will be doing your exercises at your home. Doing the program at home allows you to be more flexible with your schedule.
Your follow up appointments occur at ELLICSR.