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

NEW - After Stroke Virtual Activities!

5/31/2021
5/31/2021 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

May 2021  

Date & Time

Event

Description

Link

Monday, May 10
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiving: A Family Affair
Part 3: A Toolkit for Caregiver and Family Wellbeing
(Part 3 of 3)
​The third and final episode in this series will offer tools and strategies to assess the wellbeing of family members individually and gauge how well the family is meeting challenges as a team. Themes we’ll explore are: 
  • Wellbeing – what is it and how I can get some for myself and my family? 
  • Using the F words template so everyone can declare their personal needs (Function, Fitness, Fun, Family, Future, Friends) 
  • Together, let’s figure out how to be strong throughout the caregiving journey. 

Registration is required. 
Register by contacting Angie Clark at aclark@marchofdimes.ca

Register by Email


Monday, May 10
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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, May 11
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 11
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 12
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 12
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 12
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 12
(weekly)
10:30 am PDT
11:30 am MDT
12:30 pm CDT
1:30 pm EDT
2:30 pm ADT
3:00 pm NDT


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, May 12
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 13
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 13
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(Thursdays until May 27, 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

Thursday, May 13
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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

Friday, May 14
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from April 30 - June 4, 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 required.
Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, May 14
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 17
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


Ask an Expert: 
Pilates and Stroke Recovery

Information, inspiration, and resources for stroke recovery, presented by medical and rehabilitation professionals on Zoom (online video chat network). Topics are timely and relevant during this pandemic.  These interactive sessions only need you to bring your curiosity and questions.

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

Register


Monday, May 17
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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, May 17
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Navigating the Health Care System

​Please join Jazmine Feijo, BSW RSW, Caregiver Education Counsellor, from CHATS-Community & Home Assistance to Seniors on navigating the healthcare system. This presentation focuses on the supports available to maintain an independent, healthy lifestyle as we age. The presentation also discusses:  
  • The usefulness of action plans in creating an outline of our needs  
  • Ways to address them - How to start 
 
Registration is required. 
Register by contacting Angie Clark at aclark@marchofdimes.ca

Register by Email


Tuesday, May 18
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 18
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 19
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 19
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 19
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 19
(weekly)
10:30 am PDT
11:30 am MDT
12:30 pm CDT
2:30 pm EDT
2:30 pm ADT
3:00 pm NDT


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, May 19
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 20
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 20
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(Thursdays until May 27, 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

Thursday, May 20
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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

Friday, May 21
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 24
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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, May 25
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 25
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 26
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 26
(weekly)
8 am PDT
9 am MDT
10 am CDT
11 am EDT
12 noon ADT
12:30 pm NDT


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, May 26
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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, May 26
(weekly)
10:30 am PDT
11:30 am MDT
12:30 pm CDT
1:30 pm EDT
2:30 pm ADT
3:00 pm NDT


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, May 26
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 27
(weekly)
9 am PDT
10 am MDT
11 am CDT
12 noon EDT
1 pm ADT
1:30 pm NDT


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, May 27
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiver Conversations Series 
(Thursdays until May 27, 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

Thursday, May 27
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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

Friday, May 28
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


Discover Leisure 
(Fridays from April 30 - June 4, 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 required.
Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, May 28
(weekly)
1 pm PDT
2 pm MDT
3 pm CDT
4 pm EDT
5 pm ADT
5:30 pm NDT


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, May 31
(weekly)
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


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, May 31
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Stress Management for Caregivers 

​Please join Jazmine Feijo, BSW RSW, Caregiver Education Counsellor, from CHATS-Community & Home Assistance to Seniors on stress management for family caregivers. This presentation dissects:  
  • Different kinds of stress we ensure  
  • What factors contribute to stress  
  • How to better respond and cope to stress  
Coping resources available. This presentation will also showcase how to assess your stress in order to better identify it and resolve it at its early stages. 
  
Registration is required. 
Register by contacting Angie Clark at aclark@marchofdimes.ca

Register by Email




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