Living with Stroke™ Program

The Champlain Regional Stroke Network is grateful to be partnering with March of Dimes Canada (MODC) to provide a Living with Stroke™ program for residents of Champlain. The focus is specifically on areas not currently offering peer support programs.

Is this a good opportunity for you? 

  • Have you completed your stroke rehab?
  • Are you interested in educational sessions related to living life after stroke?
  • Are you able to commit to 2-hour virtual sessions for 8 weeks? They will take place each Wednesday from October 4 to November 22, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. 
  • Do you have adequate technology and internet to participate (tablet, laptop, desktop)?
  • Are you able to arrange for assistance if required to participate?

Participating in your recovery

Living with Stroke™ has been developed for people who have had a stroke and for the individuals who care for them. Living with Stroke is an interactive program. It consists of eight group sessions. Living with Stroke is led by a trained facilitator to focus on setting individualized goals, sharing experiences, building skills, and supporting one another. Sessions will be held once a week. Each session is approximately 120 min in length.

During the sessions, you will be able to:

  • Share your experiences, ask questions, and hear other people’s stories
  • Learn to deal better with the effects of stroke on your life

Adapting to life after stroke

Living with Stroke™ can provide you with tools and support to:

  • Improve your quality of life
  • Reduce the risk of another stroke
  • Participate in your recovery
  • Find the help you need to adjust to life after stroke

Learning about Living with Stroke™

The eight weekly sessions that make up Living with Stroke™ cover the following topics:

  • Understanding stroke and dealing with its impact on your life
  • Managing risk factors and being active
  • Living with and adapting to physical changes
  • Safe and healthy eating
  • Living with changes to cognition, perception, and energy
  • Emotions and relationships
  • Using your knowledge and skills to continue with your recovery and your life

Your caregiver, a family member, or a friend can attend the program with you, as both of you may have questions or concerns that Living with Stroke™ can address. Learning and working together can help you both deal with the challenges of living with stroke.

Share the Living with Stroke™ information booklet with others.

To learn more, call Michelle Simpson, Social Worker at 613-798-5555, extension 18575, and leave a message.

Michelle Simpson MSW RSW
Social Worker, Best Practice Team, Champlain Regional Stroke Network
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