Stroke survivors get active through Aquability classes

A pilot program designed specifically for stroke survivors will be offered at the Ladner Leisure Centre next month.

Stroke Recovery Society of BC/March of Dimes Canada and the Delta Stroke Recovery Society have partnered to offer Aquability, a series of four classes on Fridays at noon. 

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Led by a qualified instructor, the water-based classes aim to increase strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, flexibility and range of motion, as well as improve overall mood and immune health. 

Anyone who has survived a stroke will tell you that rehabilitation is slow but steady. Community-based programs such as Aquability are vital to achieving the best possible outcome following a stroke.

The program has been offered in other parts of Metro Vancouver, so the Delta Stroke Recovery Society is thrilled to see it coming to Delta. There are five spots currently remaining for stroke survivors where stroke is your primary health challenge (not over-ridden by other more dominant challenges). 

You don’t have to be able to swim to take the class. Lessons are free of charge and will be held in the teaching pool, which is accessible, shallow and warmer than a regular swimming pool.

For more information or to register, call 604-367-8782 or email pocostrokerecovery@gmail.com. Learn more about the Delta Stroke Recovery Society’s programs on Facebook at @deltastrokerecovery.

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