After-Stroke-Virtual-Activities NEW - After Stroke Virtual Activities!

NEW - After Stroke Virtual Activities!

3/31/2021
3/31/2021 12:00 PM
 

Woman on computer

Connecting to one another virtually

How is everyone managing self distancing? Are you looking to talk with other survivors and caregivers? Share stories of activities and staying healthy?

After Stroke has been working to find ways to plan activities and keep everyone connected. We have a number of virtual (online) sessions, meetings and workshops planned, so you can maintain your connection with the community from the comfort and safety of your home. We also encourage those who have Facebook to join our After Stroke Facebook group as a way to stay connected during this time. 

*All our online programs require registration. Registration is easy and only takes minutes to complete. Please register for your program of choice using the contact information provided below. Once we receive your registration request, someone will be in touch with you and send you the login instructions and link to access the online program. 

Our online virtual events are hosted on the Zoom web conferencing network. For those of you who are new to connecting to Zoom web events or for those who need a refresher, please review the following login instructions for computer and telephone:


To interact during the sessions, once you go to the website link and enter your Meeting ID number to login, phone in to the session by dialing in using one of the following location numbers:
     1-647-558-0588  (Toronto, ON)
     1-778-907-2071  (Vancouver, BC)
     1-438-809-7799  (Montreal, QC)
     1-587-328-1099  (Calgary, AB)
     1-647-374-4685  (Toronto, ON)

The first few minutes of each meeting will be dedicated to allowing people to logon. Also you can reach out to us in advance afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca or 1-888-540-6666 if you have questions.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to staying connected to you! 


Upcoming Virtual Events

March 2021  

Date & Time

Event

Description

Link

Monday, March 1
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Caregiver Webinar: Wills and Powers of Attorney in Ontario

​Join lawyer Suzanne E. Deliscar, B.A., LL.B. as she presents information on key elements about wills and power of attorney. She will discuss: how and where to prepare a will, costs associated with preparation of a will, preparation and uses of power of attorney, and the administration of estates with or without a will.

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one and a half hour webinar.

Register for CRA Scams webinar

Monday, March 1
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Monday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Tuesday, March 2
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Tuesday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Tuesday, March 2
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


After Stroke Virtual Community Conversation
(Tuesday session)
Connect with stroke survivors and caregivers across Canada!  Our virtual community provides a safe space where you can share knowledge, resources, challenges, and triumphs, and remember that you're not alone.
(*Every Tuesday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register

Wednesday, March 3
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Peterborough session)
Join people from Peterborough, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 3
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Hamilton and Niagara session)
Join people from Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 3
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Durham session)
Join people from Durham, Ontario, with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 3
(weekly)
10:30 am PST
11:30 am MST
12:30 pm CST
1:30 pm EST
2:30 pm AST
3:00 pm NST


PERK Activities

​PERK is a program that aims to help people stay mentally sharp while enjoying group camaraderie. PERK activities are fun, trigger all your senses, and are different from what you used to doing. It uses imagination, concentration, creativity, memory, brainstorming and social interaction. This program is a great fit for participants who enjoy meeting others, and learning new things.
(*Every Wednesday)

Registration is required. 
To register for this program, please complete a short online form.

Register 


Wednesday, March 3
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program (Wednesday session)
​Wednesday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Wednesday)
Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register


Thursday, March 4
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Music Program
by Music Therapist Erin Stacknick
Join us for a fun and interactive online music program for survivors of stroke and family caregivers to participate. Enjoy breathing and vocal exercises, singing, and gentle movement. No music experience required!
(*Every Thursday to March 25)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register
Thursday, March 4
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Thursday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register



Thursday, March 4
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Thursday, March 4
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(March 4 - May 6, 2021)
Join our community of caregivers for weekly conversations about the challenges and rewards of caregiving. These guided discussions offer a chance to share experiences and information, or just talk, in a supportive space. Let's share what we do to maintain our personal health. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one-hour webinar.

Register for Caregiver Conversation webinar

Friday, March 5
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from February 26 - April 9, 2021)

​What gives YOU joy and fulfilment? This program introduces new approaches to think about your leisure time and how you spend it. Learn how to access activities in your community and overcome challenges in taking part. After going through the program, you will be able to plan leisure activities that you choose as part of your life now and for days to come.
(*Every Friday)

Registration is full for this session  
Registration is open for the next session starting April 30 and ending June 4, 2021.Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, March 5
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program 
(Friday session)

​Friday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Friday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register



Monday, March 8
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Monday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Monday, March 8
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Empowering Caregivers to Cope: Acknowledging & Addressing the Losses Caregivers Experience
(A three-part series for caregivers - Part 1 of 3)
​Identifying three elements of a strength enhancing regimen with a focus on the element unmasking the different types of losses encountered in the caregiving experience. Also, the components of the 3-A Coping Framework are described as a means of addressing the losses.

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one and a half hour webinar.

Register

Tuesday, March 9
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Tuesday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Tuesday, March 9
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


After Stroke Virtual Community Conversation
(Tuesday session)
Connect with stroke survivors and caregivers across Canada!  Our virtual community provides a safe space where you can share knowledge, resources, challenges, and triumphs, and remember that you're not alone.
(*Every Tuesday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Wednesday, March 10
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Peterborough session)
Join people from Peterborough, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 10
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Hamilton and Niagara session)
Join people from Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 10
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Durham session)
Join people from Durham, Ontario, with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 10
(weekly)
10:30 am PST
11:30 am MST
12:30 pm CST
2:30 pm EST
2:30 pm AST
3:00 pm NST


PERK Activities

​PERK is a program that aims to help people stay mentally sharp while enjoying group camaraderie. PERK activities are fun, trigger all your senses, and are different from what you used to doing. It uses imagination, concentration, creativity, memory, brainstorming and social interaction. This program is a great fit for participants who enjoy meeting others, and learning new things.
(*Every Wednesday)

Registration is required. 
To register for this program, please complete a short online form.

Register 

Wednesday, March 10
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program (Wednesday session)
​Wednesday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Wednesday)
Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register


Thursday, March 11
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Music Program
by Music Therapist Erin Stacknick
Join us for a fun and interactive online music program for survivors of stroke and family caregivers to participate. Enjoy breathing and vocal exercises, singing, and gentle movement. No music experience required!
(*Every Thursday to March 25)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Thursday, March 11
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Thursday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register



Thursday, March 11
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Thursday, March 11
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(March 4 - May 6, 2021)
Join our community of caregivers for weekly conversations about the challenges and rewards of caregiving. These guided discussions offer a chance to share experiences and information, or just talk, in a supportive space. Let's share what we do to maintain our personal health. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one-hour webinar.

Register for Caregiver Conversation webinar

Friday, March 12
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from February 26 - April 9, 2021)

​What gives YOU joy and fulfilment? This program introduces new approaches to think about your leisure time and how you spend it. Learn how to access activities in your community and overcome challenges in taking part. After going through the program, you will be able to plan leisure activities that you choose as part of your life now and for days to come.
(*Every Friday)

Registration is full for this session  
Registration is open for the next session starting April 30 and ending June 4, 2021.Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, March 12
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program 
(Friday session)

​Friday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Friday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register



Monday, March 15
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Ask an Expert: Use Mindfulness to Boost Your Recovery

Kevin Diakiw and Shelley Jankila of Still Here Mindfulness will join us to show how mindfulness can be used to lessen unwanted symptoms and speed recovery. Come see how this practice can help you in your recovery.


Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register

Monday, March 15
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Empowering Caregivers to Cope: Assess Your Caregiving Experience: From Calm to Overwhelming Reaction
(A three-part series for caregivers - Part 2 of 3)
​Exploring and raising awareness of grief as a reaction, not to death but rather to the losses that caregivers experience supporting a family member living with a serious, chronic illness. Specific reactions and different styles of coping with the circumstances are assessed.

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one and a half hour webinar.

Register

Monday, March 15
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Monday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Tuesday, March 16
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Tuesday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Tuesday, March 16
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


After Stroke Virtual Community Conversation
(Tuesday session)
Connect with stroke survivors and caregivers across Canada!  Our virtual community provides a safe space where you can share knowledge, resources, challenges, and triumphs, and remember that you're not alone.
(*Every Tuesday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register

Wednesday, March 17
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Peterborough session)
Join people from Peterborough, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 17
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Hamilton and Niagara session)
Join people from Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 17
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Durham session)
Join people from Durham, Ontario, with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 17
(weekly)
10:30 am PST
11:30 am MST
12:30 pm CST
1:30 pm EST
2:30 pm AST
3:00 pm NST


PERK Activities

​PERK is a program that aims to help people stay mentally sharp while enjoying group camaraderie. PERK activities are fun, trigger all your senses, and are different from what you used to doing. It uses imagination, concentration, creativity, memory, brainstorming and social interaction. This program is a great fit for participants who enjoy meeting others, and learning new things.
(*Every Wednesday)

Registration is required. 
To register for this program, please complete a short online form.

Register 


Wednesday, March 17
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program (Wednesday session)
​Wednesday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Wednesday)
Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register


Thursday, March 18
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Music Program
by Music Therapist Erin Stacknick
Join us for a fun and interactive online music program for survivors of stroke and family caregivers to participate. Enjoy breathing and vocal exercises, singing, and gentle movement. No music experience required!
(*Every Thursday to March 25)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register
Thursday, March 18
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Thursday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register



Thursday, March 18
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Thursday, March 18
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(March 4 - May 6, 2021)
Join our community of caregivers for weekly conversations about the challenges and rewards of caregiving. These guided discussions offer a chance to share experiences and information, or just talk, in a supportive space. Let's share what we do to maintain our personal health. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one-hour webinar.

Register for Caregiver Conversation webinar

Friday, March 19
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from February 26 - April 9, 2021)

​What gives YOU joy and fulfilment? This program introduces new approaches to think about your leisure time and how you spend it. Learn how to access activities in your community and overcome challenges in taking part. After going through the program, you will be able to plan leisure activities that you choose as part of your life now and for days to come.
(*Every Friday)

Registration is full for this session  
Registration is open for the next session starting April 30 and ending June 4, 2021.Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, March 19
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program 
(Friday session)

​Friday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Friday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register



Monday, March 22
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Monday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Monday, March 22
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Empowering Caregivers to Cope: Assist with Self Nurturing: SEE for Yourself
(A three-part series for caregivers - Part 3 of 3)
​Providing tips including grief processing to help caregivers cope and offering empowering guidance to self monitor with self awareness, directing how to apply the 3-A Framework for optimum coping, assisting by acknowledging and assessing strategies.

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one and a half hour webinar.

Register

Tuesday, March 23
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Tuesday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Tuesday, March 23
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


After Stroke Virtual Community Conversation
(Tuesday session)
Connect with stroke survivors and caregivers across Canada!  Our virtual community provides a safe space where you can share knowledge, resources, challenges, and triumphs, and remember that you're not alone.
(*Every Tuesday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Wednesday, March 24
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Peterborough session)
Join people from Peterborough, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 24
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Hamilton and Niagara session)
Join people from Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 24
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Durham session)
Join people from Durham, Ontario, with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 24
(weekly)
10:30 am PST
11:30 am MST
12:30 pm CST
2:30 pm EST
2:30 pm AST
3:00 pm NST


PERK Activities

​PERK is a program that aims to help people stay mentally sharp while enjoying group camaraderie. PERK activities are fun, trigger all your senses, and are different from what you used to doing. It uses imagination, concentration, creativity, memory, brainstorming and social interaction. This program is a great fit for participants who enjoy meeting others, and learning new things.
(*Every Wednesday)

Registration is required. 
To register for this program, please complete a short online form.

Register 

Wednesday, March 24
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program (Wednesday session)
​Wednesday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Wednesday)
Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register


Thursday, March 25
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Music Program
by Music Therapist Erin Stacknick
Join us for a fun and interactive online music program for survivors of stroke and family caregivers to participate. Enjoy breathing and vocal exercises, singing, and gentle movement. No music experience required!
(*Every Thursday to March 25)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Thursday, March 25
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Thursday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register



Thursday, March 25
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Thursday, March 25
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(Thursdays until May 6, 2021)
Join our community of caregivers for weekly conversations about the challenges and rewards of caregiving. These guided discussions offer a chance to share experiences and information, or just talk, in a supportive space. Let's share what we do to maintain our personal health. 
(*Every Thursday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one-hour webinar.

Register for Caregiver Conversation webinar

Friday, March 26
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from February 26 - April 9, 2021)

​What gives YOU joy and fulfilment? This program introduces new approaches to think about your leisure time and how you spend it. Learn how to access activities in your community and overcome challenges in taking part. After going through the program, you will be able to plan leisure activities that you choose as part of your life now and for days to come.
(*Every Friday)

Registration is full for this session  
Registration is open for the next session starting April 30 and ending June 4, 2021.Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, March 26
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program 
(Friday session)

​Friday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Friday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register



Monday, March 29
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Caregiver Webinar: Long Term Care Planning

​This session will include:
  • Overview – Long Term Care
  • Long Term Care Planning Misconceptions
  • The Long Term Care Continuum
  • What Governments Do/Do Not Subsidize
  • Long Term Care Funding 
  • Other Reasons To Plan
  • Questions To Ask
  • Essential Care Planning Documents
  • Long Term Care & COVID-19
  • More To Remember/Summary
  • Resources

Registration is required. 
Please register on Eventbrite for this free one and a half hour webinar.

Register

Monday, March 29
(weekly)
11 am PST
12 noon MST
1 pm CST
2 pm EST
3 pm AST
3:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(National session)
Join people with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Monday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Tuesday, March 30
(weekly)
9 am PST
10 am MST
11 am CST
12 noon EST
1 pm AST
1:30 pm NST


Chair Exercises for Stroke Recovery
(Tuesday session)
​Join us for a free one-hour chair exercise session led by a certified fitness trainer. All you need is:
  • a chair that doesn’t move, and doesn’t have armrests 
    (if you are using a wheelchair, make sure your brakes are on and remove your armrests)
  • enough room around your chair to stretch out your arms and legs
  • water
  • a pillow
(*Every Tuesday and Thursday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register


Tuesday, March 30
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


After Stroke Virtual Community Conversation
(Tuesday session)
Connect with stroke survivors and caregivers across Canada!  Our virtual community provides a safe space where you can share knowledge, resources, challenges, and triumphs, and remember that you're not alone.
(*Every Tuesday)

Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.

Register

Wednesday, March 31
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Peterborough session)
Join people from Peterborough, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 31
(weekly)
8 am PST
9 am MST
10 am CST
11 am EST
12 noon AST
12:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Hamilton and Niagara session)
Join people from Hamilton and Niagara, Ontario with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 31
(weekly)
10 am PST
11 am MST
12 noon CST
1 pm EST
2 pm AST
2:30 pm NST


Aphasia Peer Connect
(Durham session)
Join people from Durham, Ontario, with aphasia and other communcation disorders for this peer social group. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. 
(*Every Wednesday for one hour)

Registration is required. 
For more information on this program, please contact Rebecca Smith by email at
rsmith@marchofdimes.ca
or call 1-647-522-1319 

Register to join Aphasia Peer Connect

Wednesday, March 31
(weekly)
10:30 am PST
11:30 am MST
12:30 pm CST
1:30 pm EST
2:30 pm AST
3:00 pm NST


PERK Activities

​PERK is a program that aims to help people stay mentally sharp while enjoying group camaraderie. PERK activities are fun, trigger all your senses, and are different from what you used to doing. It uses imagination, concentration, creativity, memory, brainstorming and social interaction. This program is a great fit for participants who enjoy meeting others, and learning new things.
(*Every Wednesday)

Registration is required. 
To register for this program, please complete a short online form.

Register 


Wednesday, March 31
(weekly)
1 pm PST
2 pm MST
3 pm CST
4 pm EST
5 pm AST
5:30 pm NST


Virtual Stroke Recovery Program (Wednesday session)
​Wednesday session: Connect with others, brain exercises, discussion topic, and a chair exercise session
(*Every Wednesday)
Registration is required.  
Register by completing a short online form.


Register





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