Education session for stroke survivors and their caregivers

Sixty-five per cent of all stroke survivors are left with some form of disability, from minor to severe impairment

What health condition strikes over 6,500 British Columbia each year?

Stroke.

What is the number one cause of long-term disability in Canada? Stroke.

Sixty-five per cent of all stroke survivors are left with some form of disability, from minor to severe impairment.

For those stroke survivors returning to their home after they leave hospital, and their family caregivers, the question most often asked is “Now what?”

Not knowing where to go for help in the community, not knowing what is available and not knowing how to access programs can be confusing and frustrating.  Stroke survivors and family caregivers need all kinds of guidance on living life after stroke; from how to cope when you can only use one hand and how to help a family member who can no longer speak to how to get the most from appointments with family doctors and specialists.

The Stroke Recovery Association of BC is offering an education session for people affected by stroke in Campbell River titled Speaking Up and Getting What You Need Post-Stroke. The session will be held Tuesday, July 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Campbell River Head Injury Society, 591- 9th Avenue.

Call 250-339-1188 or email vancouverislandsrabc@gmail.com to register for the focus group.

About Stroke Recovery Association of BC:

n A non-profit association with over 1000 members and 32 branches. They focus on community reintegration for stroke survivors by promoting on-going recovery and functional independence through our programs.

n Vision: “Every stroke survivor in BC has respect, inclusion, and support in their home community”.

n Mission Statement: “Through its local Stroke Recovery Branches, SRABC is committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life.”