The stroke support group has celebrated its second year anniversary, and its numbers have increased to such an extent that a larger location may be needed. The average attendance consists of 20-25 stroke survivors and their caregivers. Guest speakers in the past year, who were requested by stroke support group members, have included physicians, a nurse, a dietician, an occupational therapist, a pharmacist and the stroke navigator. Topics addressed include overall stroke education; diabetes; nutrition; at-home exercises; mood changes/emotions after stroke; medications; and chair exercise/relaxation body scan. This group has provided an avenue for peer monitoring, education and social interaction.
Thank you, Keisha for organizing and photographing the group!