The Portage la Prairie Stroke Survivors Support Group

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 pm at the Herman Prior Centre Portage la Prairie


Objectives

  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

Results

  • 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

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Our group has a strong independent bent, autonomous rather than as “a chapter of” another organization.

The emphasis on educational awareness of opportunities as the “Get Better Together” project.

The Group

The Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group has a long standing history. The group first had the help of a priest from Neepawa as motivator and facilitator, and for the last five years that role has been filled by David Dowd from the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba. The present membership stands at twelve, three of which are caregivers.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month except in July and August. There is a small attendance fee and visitors are welcome.

The business affairs of the group are ably guided by the Executive who meet over coffee between meetings to plan for the next regular meeting, and deal with concerns raised at the last general meeting.

Contact

  • Art Domes, Chairman – 204-857-7588
  • Fran Pickell, Treasurer – 204-857-3800
  • Linda Orr, Secretary – 204-857-3598
  • David Dowd, Motivator – 1-204-997-0027
The Portage Stroke Survivors Support Group in Portage la Prairie 

meeting at the Herman Prior Center and 

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba 

in Winnipeg at 247 Provencher Blvd. (204-942-2880)

 work together cooperatively addressing the impact & after effects of stroke on individuals & families.

The Headliner

Supporting stroke survivors in Portage

By: Staff Posted: 09/19/2016 11:26 AM

The Headliner

Supporting stroke survivors in Portage

By: Staff Posted: 09/19/2016 11:26 AM

Chair of the Portage SAM peer support group Art Domes said there are about a dozen stroke survivors and caregivers who meet the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Herman Prior Centre (40 Royal Rd. N).

SAM is dedicated to helping stroke survivors learn new and relearn life skills after suffering the effects of stroke. According to a news release, they want to prevent survivors from feeling socially isolated, and help their family, friends and community members to know how to properly interact with them.

“There’s good therapeutic value in talking about your problems with someone else,” Domes said. Now 93 years old, he has had two minor strokes.

About three years ago, the Portage group was facing financial difficulties, but with help from the local Rotary Club and other community members, fundraising events were held. The money raised has kept the group viable, Domes said.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/headliner/Supporting-stroke-survivors-in-Portage-393992561.html

Chair of the Portage SAM peer support group Art Domes said there are about a dozen stroke survivors and caregivers who meet the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Herman Prior Centre (40 Royal Rd. N).

SAM is dedicated to helping stroke survivors learn new and relearn life skills after suffering the effects of stroke. According to a news release, they want to prevent survivors from feeling socially isolated, and help their family, friends and community members to know how to properly interact with them.

“There’s good therapeutic value in talking about your problems with someone else,” Domes said. Now 93 years old, he has had two minor strokes.

About three years ago, the Portage group was facing financial difficulties, but with help from the local Rotary Club and other community members, fundraising events were held. The money raised has kept the group viable, Domes said.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/headliner/Supporting-stroke-survivors-in-Portage-393992561.html