WHAT STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DO PEOPLE WANT?

WHAT STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DO PEOPLE WANT?

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. is asking Manitobans to LET US KNOW!

*Has a Stroke Happened to You, Your Family, Your Friend - Your Input is Critical and Your Responses are Confidential  *Are You a Concerned Member of the Community  *Are You a Teacher Who's Student Requires Stroke Related Support  *Are You a Health Services Professional Concerned About What is Lacking and What is Most Needed  *Do you see services and program needs throughout the province that aren't being met.  *Are you a community organization wanting to collaborate to have a stronger, effective voice.  *Are you a Foundation wanting to have direct impact in a particular area of stroke recovery concern. 

SAM NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU – KINDLY PROVIDE YOUR INPUT BELOW!

Contact: Diane O’Neil, Executive Director, Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. at director [at] strokerecovery [dot] ca or phone at 204-942-2880 for information and/or questions about this very important issue.

Speaking is Easy, join us every Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and discover how.

Did you know some of the most famous people experience difficulty speaking in public.

Speaking is Easy, join us every Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and discover why.

Winston Churchill, “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”
June 4, 1940; House of Commons, London

Winston Churchill, one of the greatest orators of the 20th century, was interestingly enough, like Demosthenes and other great orators before him, born with a speech impediment which he worked on until it no longer hindered him. One would never guess this from hearing Churchill’s strong and reassuring voice, a voice that would buoy up Britain during some of her darkest hours.

During the Battle of France, Allied Forces became cut off from troops south of the German penetration and perilously trapped at the Dunkirk bridgehead.

On May 26, a wholesale evacuation of these troops, dubbed “Operation Dynamo,” began. The evacuation was an amazing effort-the RAF kept the Luftwaffe at bay while thousands of ships, from military destroyers to small fishing boats, were used to ferry 338,000 French and British troops to safety, far more than anyone had thought possible. On June 4, Churchill spoke before the House of Commons, giving a report which celebrated the “miraculous deliverance” at Dunkirk, while also seeking to temper a too rosy of view of what was on the whole a “colossal military disaster.”

In Winston Churchill’s own words

“I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty’s Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/08/01/the-35-greatest-speeches-in-history/

Visiting Portage la Prairie Today

The PoThe Portage Group meets monthly.rtage Stroke Survivors Support Group meets today at 2 pm at the Herman Prior Centre in Portage la Prairie.

We at SAM are so pleased to accompany Board Member David Dowd to Portage la Prairie today to join their monthly meeting.

The Objectives of the Group are;

40 Royal Rd N, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1       (204) 857-6951
  1. To be a voice for stroke survivors and caregivers
  2. To create a sense of fraternity and fellowship within our group
  3. To maintain good relations with the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba
  4. To provide educational experiences for the group via speakers
  5. To educate the public in matters relating to strokes, recovery and care

Functions;

  • Putting shatter lives together
  • Improving the quality of life
  • Mental stimulation, self-help and socialization
  • Educating the public in matters relating to strokes

Result;

  • Support group members help to build moral
  • Survivors inspire others by their own achievements
  • Survivors respond to requests for help, when possible
  • A stroke changes your life, but help is available