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YWCA Encore – Breast Cancer Exercise Program


Tue 5 Nov 2019, 4:15pm–6:15pm
Tue 12 Nov 2019, 4:15pm–6:15pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 4:15pm–6:15pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 4:15pm–6:15pm
Tue 3 Dec 2019, 4:15pm–6:15pm

Where: Newcastle Senior School, 66 Harriet Street, Waratah, Hunter Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: admin4ff

YWCA Encore is a free eight-week program designed specifically for women who have experienced breast cancer to improve and retain mobility and flexibility in the upper limbs, confidence and general wellbeing. YWCA Encore is a holistic program, helping to create positive self-esteem and body image and a positive attitude to life and health.

After breast cancer surgery and treatment, many women experience numbness, pins and needles, a loss of mobility and strength and discomfort in their upper bodies. Simple things like pegging the washing and carrying children can become difficult. YWCA Encore consists of specially designed gentle exercise, relaxation, support and information for women who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their life.

The exercises help strengthen arms, shoulders and chest and improve flexibility and mobility. The exercises can also help to improve general fitness and wellbeing, reduce the risk of lymphedema, aid the management of lymphedema and reduce fatigue associated with treatment.

The sessions also provide an opportunity for women to share their experiences in a safe and supportive environment and connect with other women in their local area who understand what it is like to experience breast cancer. Many great friendships have been formed at YWCA Encore programs.

Contact YWCA Hunter Region for more information on 49292954 or