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Saskatchewan Stroke Programs and Groups

Stroke Support Groups offer encouragement and support to people who are working to put their lives back together following a stroke . The groups below are active and invite anyone affected by stroke to join in. If you belong to a Stroke Support Group and would like to have your information posted here, please send information to healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca.

Living with Stroke
Living with Stroke ™ is offered as a series of regular sessions. Each session features a video, informal group discussions and activities. All sessions are designed to help make living with stroke easier for you and your caregiver. To join a program, please look for the nearest location and ask for the Living with Stroke™ Facilitator when you call.

Programs and Groups in each Health Region
Athabasca Health Authority
BTC Indian Health Services
Cypress Health Region
Five Hills Health Region
Heartland Health Region
Kelsey Trail Health Region
Prairie North Health Region
Prince Albert Parkland Health Region
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Saskatoon Health Region
Sun Country Health Region
Sunrise Health Region



ATHABASCA HEALTH AUTHORITY (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
 
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii) Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


BTC INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES(Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


CYRPRESS HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
Marilyn Durant 778-5290
Or contact the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii) Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

• If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


FIVE HILLS HEALTH REGION (Top)


Education Programs for Stroke Issues

These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.


ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs

This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
Dawn MacKenzie 691-1591
Or the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii) Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


HEARTLAND HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.


ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
The ABI Outreach Team at 655-8448

iii)  Communication Companion – A “Quality of Life” Program For Adults & Seniors
This is a program that a Speech and Language Pathologist has created to help stroke survivors overcome some of their communication barriers.

Goal:
An activity-based program that is enjoyable and motivational for the individual.

Program Focus:
•   a “personalized program’
•   based on ‘strengths and abilities’
•   evaluates outcomes – ‘personal gains’

The Companion:
•   the best companion is a person who is and can be ‘neutral’ to the changes of the stroke survivor
•   selected by the family or by team members
•   collects and prepares the materials for the program
•   coordinates information for the program

Please contact:
Subhas Maharaj (882-4316 Ext. 290) Speech Language Pathologist

This program is coordinated through the Speech and Language Services. Chosen companions are remunerated by the Heartland Health Region and are supervised by the Speech Language Pathologist and/or the Project Manager.

iv)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


KELSEY TRAIL HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.


ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs

This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
The ABI Outreach Team at 765-6630

iii) East Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (East Central SARBI)
Services consist of an individualized therapy program drawn up by health professionals and supervised by the staff and a contingent of volunteer helpers.  There is no cost to the client to attend the program and attendance is scheduled on a regular basis according to the client's ability to attend.  Coverage area includes the area within a 100 km radius from Kelvington, Sask.

For more program information please contact:
East Central SARBI
231 First Ave W
Kelvington SK S0A 1W0
Phone: 306-327-4595  Fax 306-327-4502  Email: ecsarbi@sasktel.net
Website: www.ecsarbi.net

iv)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

i) Melfort Stroke Survivors Group
This group is for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families.

Goal: To provide encouragement, emotional support and social gathering opportunities.

Location:
•   Location varies – please call contact for more information
•   First Wednesday of the month, 12:00 noon

Other details:
•   Number of Participants – 10 - 20
•   Age range – 40 years and up
•   No cost
•   Annual picnic in the park – either June or July

Please contact:
Faye Harms (306) 752-2599
Phyllis Aasen (306) 752-2023

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


PRAIRIE NORTH HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)   ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
Tara Woodworth 446-6400
Or the ABI Outreach Team at 655-8448

iii)   Strides to Better Health - Exercise and Education Prorgram
This group is for those with Type 1 or 2 Diabetes, A BMI of less than 40, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure (controlled), or any combination of the above.

Goal:
The goal of STRIDES is to decrease your chance of developing heart disease.  Offers peer support, professional education, guidance, and a chance to exercise.

Location:
•    STRIDES programs are available in Lloydminster, Meadow Lake and North Battleford.

Time:
•    Up to two hours, three times per week for twelve consecutive weeks.  A modified version is available for rural residents.

Other Details:
•    To join this program, all participants have to be referred by a physician or nurse practitioner.  Talk to your family physician to find out if this program is a good option for you.
•    Individuals who have a history of the following are not eligible to partcipate: prior heart attack or stroke, coronary stenting, coronary angiogram, cardiac arrhythmia, and respiratory disease.

Please contact:   Prairie North Health Region
                        Chronic Disease Management Services
                        Toll-Free - 1-888-922-JUMP (5867)
                        Email - chronicdisease@pnrha.ca

iv)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


PRINCE ALBERT PARKLAND HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.


ii)  The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region Risk Management Exercise and Education Program.
Is an education and exercise program for individuals with: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Goals:
The program includes supervised exercise sessions, education classes and group support. A team of helath care professions will provide you with positive steps toward making healthy lifestyle changes.

Location:
•   Margo Fournier Centre
     1211 1st Ave W
     Prince Albert SK

Exercise Component:
•   Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30 - 2:45 pm

Education Component:
•   Once per month following exercise session

Cost:
•   $20 per month

Please Contact:
Jas Coutu (765-6129) Registered Nurse
Robin Gyoerick (765-6129) Exercise Therapist

iii)  “Coffee Talk”
Hosted by the Northern Lights Aphasia Group and the Saskatchewan North ABI Services
If you or your loved one has any of these symptoms and has suffered a stroke, injury, or degenerative illness, we invite you to join our weekly celebration.

Goal: To provide an environment of acceptance, generosity, warmth, and humour, where the input of all is welcome.

Location:
•   1521 – 6th Ave W Prince Albert (ABI Services meeting room in the basement)
•   Mondays 10:30 am – noon (except for stat holidays)

Other Details:
•   Participants have the option of working on their speech, reading, writing, and/or memory each time they attend. 
•   Refreshments served every week. 
•   No charge to attend
•   Participants may attend for the full 90 minutes or drop in for portions of the session.
•   New members always welcome!

For further information, contact Wanda Rusk (765-6632) or Michele Hoey (765-6469).

iv)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
The ABI Outreach Team at 765-6630

v)   Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


REGINA QU’APPELLE HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  Stroke Prevention Clinic – Regina
A physician may refer an individual to the clinic if they have symptoms of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Goal:
To reduce the number of strokes through public education and early identification and treatment of people at risk for stroke.

Location:
•   Mondays, Regina General Hospital

Education:
•   Group classes are offered on a regular basis with classes on how strokes occur, risk factors, healthy eating, medications, stress and exercise.

Please contact:
Traci Wiest (766-3937)

iii)  Stroke Prevention Education – Fort Qu’Appelle
NOTE: The RQHR Stroke Prevention Clinic is offering its educational classes via Telehealth to broadcast in Fort Qu’Appelle. Telehealth uses live, two-way videoconferencing to deliver a number of health care services, including education sessions.

A physician may refer an individual to the clinic if they have symptoms of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Goal:
To reduce the number of strokes through public education and early identification and treatment of people at risk for stroke.

Location:
•   Fort Qu’Appelle, location and dates vary

Education:
•   Group classes are offered two to three times a year with classes on how strokes occur, risk factors, healthy eating, medications, stress and exercise.

Please contact:
Traci Wiest (766-3937)

iv)  Lebret Walk and Talk - Lebret
The purpose of this program is to promote a healthy lifestyle and to lower an individual's risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes along with other risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol can lead to an increased risk of suffering from heart disease or stroke.

Goals:
Healthy lifestyle promotion and diabetes prevention

Location:
•   Lebret Hall
•   Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Exercise Component:
•   Walking at your own pace around the hall while interacting with other participants.

Education Compnent:
•   Following the walk, participants and dietitian gather for refreshments and discuss various topics related to living a healthy lifestyle.

Other details:
•   A registered dietitian is present almost every week to answer any participant questions and to lead the group

Please Contact:
James Smetaniuk, RD  332-8277

v)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
The ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

vi)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

None are known at this time

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


SASKATOON HEALTH REGION (Top)

Rehabilitation Centre Patient and Family Information Guide

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  Aphasia Community Connections - Saskatoon

This group is for individuals who have moderate to severe aphasia (difficulty speaking, understanding, reading, writing) due to stroke or brain injury.

Goals:
To provide continuous speech/language treatment
To provide support and social opportunities
To encourage many forms of communication following a stroke.

Location:
•   Lawson Civic Centre, Auditorium,
•   Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
•   Sept. to June

Other details:
•   Number of Participants – 15 to 20
•   Age range – 18 years and up
•   No cost

Caregiver Support:
•   The first Tuesday of the month, the caregivers come together to share experiences, challenges and feelings with fellow caregivers.

Please contact:
Kim Cote-Reschny 655-8183
Adult Speech Language Centre, Saskatoon City Hospital

iii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
The ABI Outreach Team at 655-7743

iv) Retreads – Saskatoon (offered in Leisure Guide – partnership with City & SHR)
Participants must be able to walk (either independently or assisted) 10 meters.

Goal:
Offers Stroke survivors and their support people to exercise in a structured environment which is monitored by physical and exercise therapists.

Location:
•   Saskatoon Field House
     2020 College Dr
     Saskatoon SK S7N 2W4

Supervised Exercise Time:
•   Tuesday & Thursday
•   1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Other Details:
•   Cost $25 a month

Please contact:
Call 655-4595 for more information and/or application forms.

v)  The First Step Program – Saskatoon
This is combination of prevention and rehabilitation for people who have diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, overweight/obese, hypercholesterolemia, osteoporosis.

Goal:
To improve quality of life and help reduce risk of developing future health concerns.

Location:
•   Saskatoon Field House
     2020 College Dr
     Saskatoon SK S7N 2W4

Phase I: (1st 3 months)
•   Tuesday & Thursday
Exercise 8:30 – 9:30 am
9:30- 10:30 am
6:45 – 7:45 pm
Education 10:45 – 11:45 am
5:30 – 6:30 pm
•   Saturday
Exercise 9:30 – 10:30 am
10:00 – 11:00 am
10:45 – 11:45 am (not summer)

Phase II: (“Grads”)

•   Tuesday & Thursday
Exercise 8:00 – 9:00 am
9:00 -10:00 am
10:00 – 11:00 am
6:45 – 7:45 pm
•   Saturday
Exercise 9:00 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 11:00 am
10:45 – 11:45 am (not in summer)

For Both Groups:

•   Tuesday & Thursday 5:45 – 6:45 pm (for summer months only)

Education:
Learn about goal setting & behavorial change, physical activity benefits & programs, risk factors for CV disease, nutrition, weight management, stress management, arthritis, foot & back care.

Please contact:
655-6929

vi)  Tobacco Cessation Services – Saskatoon
For individuals concerned about their smoking and tobacco use.

Goal:
Learn helpful skills and tools to limit or eliminate the need for tobacco in your life.

Location:
•   Mental Health and Addiction Services
     Community Addiction Services Saskatoon
     Suite 156 – 122 3rd Ave N
     Saskatoon SK S7K 2H7

Tobacco Cessation Services:
•   Written resource material
•   Group counseling
•   One to one counseling
•   The Community Addiction Services accepts both self referrals and referrals from other professionals/agencies regarding individuals who are seeking assistance with tobacco cessation.

Please contact:
655-4100 for more information and/or to register.

vii)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

i) Saskatoon Stroke Recovery Association (SSRA) - Saskatoon
This group is for people who have survived a stroke, their families, and their caregivers

Goals:
To provide encouragement and support to those who are attempting to put their lives back together following stroke. To “recover” as much of their life before stroke as possible. The SSRA encourages healthy lifestyle behaviours, exercise, and socialization.

Location:
•   Evangelical Free Church
     3102 Laurier Dr
     Saskatoon SK S7L 5J7

Programs:
•   Sociotherapy
First Monday of each month, 2:00pm unless special event is planned at the 7th Day Adventist Christian School; education/fellowship/fun/food
Many special events/trips – trips to Moose Jaw, Christmas supper, June BBQ and much more
•   Water Therapy Class
Every Thursday at 2:30 at the YWCA (510-25th St. E)
Need your own volunteer if require assistance
$2.00 per person (for members of the SSRA)
•   VON Foot Care
SSRA pays $10 for each appointment (only for stroke survivors); appointment required
•   Physical Exercise at the Retreads Program
Located at the Field House (see “Retreads” for more information)

Other details:
•   Number of Participants – close to 200
•   Age Range – 50 to 93 years.
•   Cost – Fee $7 per person annually.
•   Newsletter – newsletter informs members of regular and special activities.
•   Main Funding – comes from doing bingos at the City Centre Bingo Hall the first Tuesday of each month

Please contact:
Albert Gunther 382-2264

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


SUN COUNTRY HEALTH REGION (Top)

Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.


ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs
This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
Jason Elliott at 842-8315
Or the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii)  Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

i)   Brain Injury Support Group- Weyburn and Redvers
This group is for anyone suffering from an acquired brain injury

Goal:
To provide support to indviduals dealing with an acquired brain injury such as stroke

Locations:
The support group meets the first Monday of the month in Weyburn at:
•   Tatagwa View 
     808 Souris Valley Rd
     Weyburn SK
The support group meets the second Monday of the month in Redvera at:
•   Redvers Health Centre
     Box 30
     Redvers SK S0C 2H0

Contact 842-8315 for more information

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.


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Education Programs for Stroke Issues
These are educational programs that are aimed at primary and/or secondary prevention of stroke. They focus on reducing an individual’s risk from having their first stroke event (primary prevention) or from having another one (secondary prevention). They are also beneficial for helping people adjust to living with the changes associated with a stroke.

i)   Living With Stroke™
Click here for more information on the Living With Stroke™ program and a facilitator in your area.

ii)  ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Programs

This program is applicable to stroke survivors as stroke essentially is an acquired brain injury.

Goal: To provide individual and family support to people with acquired brain injury so that they may live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

For more program information please contact:
Chris Bohun at 786-0183
Or the ABI Outreach Team at 766-5617

iii)  Walking Track at the Gloria Hayden Centre – Yorkton
•   available anytime the Gloria Hayden Centre is open
•   $2.00/day or $30.00/month

iv)  Walking Track at the Flexi-Hall (in the Gallgher Centre) – Yorkton
•   available anytime the Gallgher Centre is open
•   $2.00/day or $30.00/month

v)   Please check your local malls as many malls have, or will allow, Walking Clubs.
These usually involve the mall allowing people to walk the halls during non-mall hours.

•   Please feel free to contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636 or to notify us of missing program information.

Stroke Support Groups
These are peer-led groups meaning that they are run and organized by the survivors and/or caregivers. Health care professionals may or may not be affiliated with the group(s).

i)   Yorkton Stroke Support Group
For stroke survivors, family members and friends impacted by stroke.

Goal: To help people learn more about stroke, share personal experience, and become inspired to move forward after a stroke.

Location:
   Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Main Office Boardroom
     270 Bradbrooke Dr
     Yorkton SK S3N 2K6

Other details:
   Sessions are on the last Thursday of every month, beginning November 25th, 2010. 
•   Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
   Contact: Mary (728-5365), Audry (547-4600) or Kyila (786-0848)

 

•   If you are interested in working to begin a support group for stroke survivors and their families, please contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan at healthpromotion@hsf.sk.ca or 1-888-473-4636.