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

NEW - After Stroke Virtual Activities!

4/30/2021
4/30/2021 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

April 2021  

Date & Time

Event

Description

Link

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


Caregiver Webinar: Caregiver Organization Overview: Supports and Resources for Caregivers

​Join Katie Muirhead from the Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) to learn more about OCO and how they support unpaid caregivers across Ontario. Katie will review a brief history of the organization and highlight the programs and services they offer caregivers focusing on the 24/7 helpline and peer support options. 

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

Register by Email

Monday, April 12
(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, April 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
(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, April 13
(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, April 14
(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, April 14
(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, April 14
(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, April 14
(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, April 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 (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, April 15
(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, April 15
(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

Thursday, April 15
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 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, April 16
(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, April 19
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


Ask an Expert: 
When the Blues Don’t Go Away: Understanding Depression in Later Life

What is depression? Join Annie Smith, Social Worker with the Caregiver Wellness Team at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms and find out ways to prevent and manage depression.

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

Register


Monday, April 19
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiver Webinar: The Importance of Maintaining Socialization for Caregivers

​Join Rick Lauber – a former co-caregiver and author of Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide – as he explores socialization for family caregivers. Lauber’s presentation points will include defining socialization (non-clinically), sharing why socialization is so important (the pros and cons), differentiating between loneliness and social isolation, and speaking with a doctor about loneliness and social isolation.  

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

Register by Email

Monday, April 19
(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, April 19
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


The Importance of Maintaining Socialization for Caregivers 

Join Rick Lauber – a former co-caregiver and author of Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide – as he explores socialization for family caregivers. The presentation will cover:
  • defining socialization 
  • sharing why socialization is so important 
  • differentiating between loneliness and social isolation
  • speaking with a doctor about loneliness and social isolation 

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

Register by Email


Tuesday, April 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
(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, April 20
(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, April 21
(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, April 21
(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, April 21
(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, April 21
(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, April 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 (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, April 22
(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, April 22
(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

Thursday, April 22
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 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, April 23
(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, April 26
11 am PDT
12 noon MDT
1 pm CDT
2 pm EDT
3 pm ADT
3:30 pm NDT


Caregiving: A Family Affair
Part 1: How Care Shapes Family
(Part 1 of 2)
​The first webinar in this series will explore how families change when care needs cause everyone to examine the workability of old family dynamics. The relationship impacts of how care is shared in families will be discussed and strategies to keep families strong and resilient will be presented. We will reflect on: 
  • Maintaining family integrity when paid caregivers enter the home 
  • Managing the balancing act of sharing care with siblings 
  • Keeping the family strong during care transitions 
  • Portraits of resilience in caregiving families 

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

Register by Email


Monday, April 26
(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, April 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
(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, April 27
(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, April 28
(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, April 28
(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, April 28
(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, April 28
(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, April 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 (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, April 29
(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, April 29
(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

Thursday, April 29
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 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, April 30
(weekly)
10 am PDT
11 am MDT
12 noon CDT
1 pm EDT
2 pm ADT
2:30 pm NDT


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 open for April 30 - June 4, 2021 session
Register for this session by completing a short online form.


Register



Friday, April 30
(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






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