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