The Encore free post breast cancer program will be commencing at Berkeley Vale. The YWCA NSW after breast cancer exercise program, Encore, helps women reclaim their wellness after experiencing the adversity of breast cancer.
Each program has a strong focus on specifically targeted exercise, and the sessions include information sharing through guest speakers and links into local services and resources. The program sessions enable participants to meet others who have had similar experiences. In the last year, the YWCA NSW’s Encore program has worked with over 500 women throughout NSW. Encore Program Coordinator, Ms Alison Todd, said she had seen the positive influence the program had on participants.
“The program really can change lives,” Ms Todd said. “There are a number of groups of women who still regularly catch up years after being involved,” she said. “Many life-long friendships have been formed through Encore, and without the program, their paths may never have crossed.” Women who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives can register for the program, which is running in Berkeley Vale on Thursday evenings, from October 12 to November 30. The Encore program runs for eight weeks, can be tailored to all fitness levels (from the fi t to those with inhibited movement), abilities, and incorporates land and hydrotherapy exercises.
Source: Media release, Sep 7 Martina Patti, YWCA NSW