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Meal Train – Interactive, online meal calendar

Posted June 22nd, 2017

If you, or someone you know, would like to receive assistance with meals, the mealtrain.com website offers an online tool to mobilize and organize the meal-preparation help of family members and friends.

 

What is mealtrain.com?

MealTrain.com is a website that offers an interactive, online meal calendar that can be shared amongst family members and friends.

If you would like family members, friends, congregation members, and/or members of your community to prepare and deliver meals to your home during difficult periods of treatment and recovery, the mealtrain.com website can help to coordinate meal drop-offs throughout the month (for example, on certain days of the week or month).

 

How can you use mealtrain.com?

You (or someone you know) can register for free to create a personalized, online meal calendar.

Once signed up, you can indicate certain days you’d like meals to be delivered.  You can specify:

  • Specific dates when meals would be helpful

  • Instructions regarding convenient times to drop off meals

  • Food likes, dislikes, and allergies

  • Meal preferences

You can then invite friends, family, and congregation or community members to participate (via email or social media).  Once given access to the online calendar, they can sign up for one or more meals/dates and deliver specific meals to your home at designated times.

 

To learn more, or to sign up for a Meal Train calendar, visit:

https://www.mealtrain.com/

Cancer and Work Website

Posted June 16th, 2017

Do you have questions and concerns about returning to work following cancer treatment, or about maintaining your current role during and after treatment?

 

The Cancer and Work website offers a range of helpful resources for those who wish to:

  • Continue to work during treatment

  • Return to work after treatment (when and how to return to work)

  • Search for a new position during or after diagnosis and treatment

 

Who is the website for?

  • Cancer survivors, healthcare providers, and employers

 

What kind of information is provided? 

The website offers articles and resources regarding:

  • Common treatment-related symptoms (cognitive, physical, emotional, and psychological) that might affect the way you approach your work

  • Assessment of work abilities to help you understand your unique, evolving abilities and needs

  • Workplace accommodations

  • Workplace well-being and stress-reduction

  • The steps involved in returning to work, including a guide for the process of planning to return to your job

  • Communication with your healthcare team, your workplace, and your insurance provider

  • Government and private programs for alternative sources of income, if you need to take some time off work

 

What tools are available?

  • Cancer and Work Job Analysis Form

  • Return to Work Planner for employers

  • Energizers & Drainers tool

  • Creating Helpful Thoughts tool

  • Fatigue Tracking tool

  • Task Analysis Worksheet

  • Cognitive Symptoms Work Checklist

 

To learn more, visit:

https://www.cancerandwork.ca/

HAVE YOU RECENTLY COMPLETED CANCER TREATMENT? ARE YOU FEELING DOWN OR WORRIED?

Posted September 30th, 2016

If you have recently completed cancer treatment, are experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, are over 18 years of age, and have access to a computer with the Internet, you may be eligible to participate in research that evaluates the effectiveness of online therapy.

Eligible participants will receive an 8-week Internet cognitive behaviour therapy course, which is an evidence based psychological treatment for the management of depression and anxiety. This service is provided at no cost.

Receive help for symptoms of anxiety and depression while participating in important research! This study has been approved by the University of Regina Research Ethics Board

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT STUDY COORDINATOR DALE DIRKSE dirkse2d@uregina.ca OR 306 337 2598

 

Connecting Alberta cancer survivors with the resources they need to make the rest of their life the best of their life