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Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Wellspring Stratford

Welcome to Wellspring Stratford

Dear Members,

Good afternoon valued Wellspring Community!
We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy this summer.
We have had a number of people inquiring about the status of Wellspring London & Stratford reopening our doors to the public, so we wanted to provide an update on where we are at.
The Premier of Ontario has authorized Phase 3 to happen in our region, which now includes the reopening of fitness facilities.  While the “green light” to open these facilities has been given, the Centre Branch Y in London will be taking extra time and care before they fully open their doors to the public again.
Across the country, our Wellspring centres have been carefully monitoring their situations locally to decide the best course of action for our reopening. At this time, there is consensus that no one feels like it is safe to open our doors just yet. The protection of our members and staff is first and foremost, our biggest priority. Because of compromised health within the populations we serve, we need to be even more diligent in our plans, ensuring safety measures are in place.
Our Plan:
  1. For Wellspring London, our plan is to see the opening of the Centre Branch Y (date yet to be determined) and monitor the levels of activity in the building to see whether we feel comfortable with the exposure risks for our members. For Stratford, we will be watching other service providers in the community to see how they are managing with the public accessing services again.
  2. We will build guidelines for our own reopening in both centres and put in place protocols around cleaning and sanitization, as well as establish needs for personal protective equipment. We will also create guidelines around member, volunteer and program leader interactions and what this will need to look like going forward.
  3. We will continue offering virtual programs until December 31st, 2020.  It will be established in the fall whether we can resume limited in person programs in January 2021. Virtual programming will continue as permanent additions to our in-person programs beyond December 2020.
  4. We will update our Wellspring communities again on October 16th when we have a better sense of how COVID is being managed in the larger community with the reopening of businesses and services
What to Expect?
Because this pandemic is still in a very vulnerable state and can change drastically, we are hesitant to put exact timelines on when anything will unfold. What we do know though, is that things will not return to the way it was before COVID. We are challenged in both our Stratford and London centres, because of the small spaces and the requirements for social distancing that are in place, by law, at this time. It is very likely that when we do open our doors, it may initially be “by appointment only” so that we can limit the number of people in our offices at any one time.
We really miss all of our members and our community stakeholders, and we definitely look forward to a time when we can celebrate together again in person.
Thank you for your patience with us as we move towards a reopening that is going to be safe for our entire Wellspring community.
Warm Hugs,
Tracey Jones
Executive Director, Wellspring London & Region

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Wellspring staff are here for you! Interested in participating? Here’s what to do…

  1. Click on the name of the program that interests you. You’ll be taken to that specific program page.
  2. Follow the prompts under program description to Register.

Online Programs

Art Therapy Online – Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Caregiver Support Group – Tuesday, May 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Distance Reiki – By Appointment

Distance Therapeutic Touch – By Appointment

Knit & Crochet Circle Online – Mondays, 1:00-2:00 pm

Meditation Online – Fridays, 10:30-12:00 pm

Meditation Online Stratford – Mondays, 10:00-11:00am

Ovarian Cancer Support Group – Tuesday, May 26th, 10:30-12:00 pm

Peer Support – By request

Yoga Online – Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm

Yoga Online Stratford – Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am

*Note that there are limits to how many people we can accommodate for each session.

Pre-Recorded Programs

20-Minute Yoga

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We Continue to be Grateful for Your Support

We understand that these are very challenging times and that we’re all doing the best we can to cope. If you are able to support Wellspring with a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to donate at this time, we hope that you will keep us in your hearts and think of us when the situation improves.

Thank you everyone for the positive energy, love and support that you send us every day, as we continue to provide our No-Cost online programs for people affected by cancer in our community.

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