Delta Stroke Recovery Society, Stroke Recovery Society of BC and March of Dimes Canada are joining forces to offer a pilot program this summer.
A series of eight Perk Activities classes will be held on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. at Tsawwassen Mills in June and July.
Led by a trained volunteer, this dynamic program is designed specifically for stroke survivors. The goal is for participants to feel a deeper-level connection with self and others by engaging physically, emotionally, mentally and socially.
Each week, stroke survivors will participate in a blend of activities drawn from 14 complementary domains – everything from meditation, memory work and concentration to music, brainstorming and theatre games.
Anyone who has survived a stroke knows that social connectedness can be difficult to maintain. Community-based programs such as Perk can support the forging of new friendships and social networks, which are vital to stroke recovery and emotional well-being.
The one-hour weekly program is free of charge and will be held in the mall’s fully accessible training room. There are 10 spots available in the program that is geared to stroke survivors whose primary health challenge is stroke (not overridden by other more dominant challenges). It’s best suited for people with mild or no aphasia.