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 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
Today’s discussion by the Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group
raised the important issue of “Preventing Caregiver Burnout”, with reference to Lindsay Kwan’s article.
Valued suggestions on preventing caregiver burnout include;
- radical self-care
- go on auto-pilot
- deepen your sleep
- eat well to energize
- be your own cheerleader
At SAM we welcome additional suggestions from caregivers.
The Portage 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;
- To be a voice for stroke survivors and caregivers
- To create a sense of fraternity and fellowship within our group
- To maintain good relations with the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba
- To provide educational experiences for the group via speakers
- To educate the public in matters relating to strokes, recovery and care
- Putting shatter lives together
- Improving the quality of life
- Mental stimulation, self-help and socialization
- Educating the public in matters relating to strokes
- 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