Facing stroke recovery challenges

The next Living with Stroke program starts Tuesdays Sept. 29, at the Rutland Activity Centre meeting room.

If you or someone you care for has had a stroke, the Heart and Stroke Foundation can help through the Living with Stroke program in Kelowna.

This program is designed to help stroke survivors and their families improve their quality of life, cope with challenges and connect with others. There is no cost.

Led by trained facilitators, the program is made up of eight weekly, two-hour sessions which explore the challenges of stroke and its effects on being back home in the community.

Jennifer Monaghan made the choice last year to become a Living with Stroke facilitator. She has been on a mission since healing from her own stroke to ensure that there is support and connection to other stroke survivors in the community.

Through her own stroke experience she realized quickly that there was a serious gap in services for programs helping to deal with the emotional and very personal aspects of stroke recovery.

“It was natural for me to take on the role of being a LWS facilitator and I am so glad that I did,” said Monaghan.

“I love to meet people and help them move forward and take control of their own recovery again. It is a great joy to participate.”

Anyone who has experienced a stroke—or who cares for someone who has—is invited to register and then join the next Living with Stroke program, Tuesdays starting Sept. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Rutland Activity Centre meeting room 1,765 Dodd Rd.

To register, call 1-888-473-4636. See more information about the program online at  heartandstroke.bc.ca/livingwithstroke.

 

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