Phil Miller passed away peacefully at the Portage General Hospital on Monday Feb. 19, 2018. He was a longtime member of the Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group. He was active in the Lions Club and served as a District Governor. He was also noted for a good sense of humor. For many years he was a member of the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba. Donations in Phil’s memory may be made to the above organization at : Unit B -247 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg. MB. R2H OG6.

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.