Have you or a loved one had a stroke?

The 'Living with Stroke' program will launch at the end of September.

  • Aug. 30, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Living with Stroke starts on September 29th.

Living with Stroke starts on September 29th.

If you or someone you care for has had a stroke, the Heart and Stroke Foundation can HELP. Take part in the Living with Stroke™ program in Kelowna.  The 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 8 weekly, two-hour sessions.  Sessions 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 program helping to deal with the emotional and very personal aspects of stroke recovery.

As Jennifer Monaghan says, “it was natural for me to take on the role of being a LWS facilitator and I am so glad that I did. 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 September 29, 2015 – 3pm Rutland Activity Centre, Meeting Room 1

To register, please call 1.888.473.4636. For more information please go to: www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/livingwithstroke

Kelowna Capital News