THE PORTAGE STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Thank you to The Portage la Prairie Stroke Survivors Support Group for hosting our Winnipeg members at the recent Christmas Lunch. The company, conversation and of course the menu was very enjoyable.

THE PORTAGE STROKE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

If you or a family member has had a stroke, then this group may be able to help you.

You are invited as a visitor to attend and meet the members. There is no cost to join the group or attend meetings.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm at the Herman Prior Centre Portage la Prairie,
40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1, Canada

Speakeasy

Learn the Art of Speaking Easy 

The SAM Speakeasy Program prepares people recovering from stroke to speak to the community about the stroke experience. Addressing listening, understanding and speaking in a relaxed atmosphere participants re-discover their communication skills and abilities.

Stay after for coffee and lively discussion.

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.     Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group – “Preventing Caregiver Burnout”

Today’s discussion by the Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group

“Preventing Caregiver Burnout” by Lindsay Kwan

raised the important issue of “Preventing Caregiver Burnout”, with reference to Lindsay Kwan’s article.

Valued suggestions on preventing caregiver burnout include;

  1. radical self-care
  2. go on auto-pilot
  3. deepen your sleep
  4. eat well to energize
  5. be your own cheerleader

http://www.nscr.bc.ca/information/caregiver/e-newsletter.pdf

At SAM we welcome additional suggestions from caregivers.

 

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