Steps to Stroke Recovery Video Goes Viral

You can see the video here  and order copies of the DVD from Our 7 Steps to Stroke Recovery video, which was posted on YouTube 5 months ago, has reached almost 19,147 views at the time of writing. That is an impressive number for a targeted health-related production. It demonstrates that this is an [...]

By | 2015-01-27T11:22:37+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

The SRABC 2014 Phyllis Delaney Life After Stroke Awards

Stroke Recovery Association of BC (SRABC) was founded in 1976. Phyllis Delaney was entrusted with organizing a provincial association by absorbing stroke recovery groups that had been operating in British Columbia since 1969. She was our first Provincial Coordinator and went on to work tirelessly on behalf for stroke survivors in BC. The Phyllis Delaney [...]

By | 2014-12-10T11:08:03+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

In the Blink of an Eye

Peter Coghlan was enjoying a pre-dinner drink on the patio with friends and family. The future on that hot, sunny evening seemed as bright as the weather until, suddenly, he felt tired and decided to lie down for a nap. “About four hours later, I awoke feeling confused and agitated. I walked out to my [...]

By | 2014-12-09T20:58:59+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

Gary Reynolds – Caregiver Award Winner

Gary Reynolds paints his wife, Jennifer's nails. He has cared for her since she had a stroke in May of 2011. Photograph By Darrell Bellaart/Daily News Nanaimo's Gary Reynolds changed his life when his wife, Jennifer had a stroke. That was in May of 2011. Reynolds hung up his carpenter’s belt to provide her with [...]

By | 2014-12-09T20:46:28+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

Top 10 tips for hand and arm exercise after a stroke

Every stroke survivor’s impairment is unique. By doing regular functional activities and exercises, you can increase your quality of movement and independence in all stages following stroke. Activity may be too easy or too hard depending on the extent of impairment and function. Your occupational therapist can help you develop a daily activity and exercise [...]

By | 2014-12-10T11:03:35+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

Stroke of Genius for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Player

VSO players Douglas Sparkes and his wife Natasha Boyko — Image Credit: EPIX/VSO Douglas Sparkes is the bass trombonist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Now in his 41st season, Sparkes has solidified his reputation with the Grammy- and Juno-award winning large ensemble. Over the years, he has taught at UBC and other academies, founded the VSO [...]

By | 2014-12-09T20:57:39+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments

Battista Rizutto – Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

Battista Rizutto, is overcome with emotion as Mayor Chris Burger presents him with the 2014 Phyllis Delaney Life After Stroke Award for Outstanding Achievement. A stroke in 2005 left Rizutto blind in one eye, paralyzed and slurred in speech. Today, the Parksville resident has recovered his speech, sight and a majority of his mobility. — Image [...]

By | 2014-12-09T20:38:45+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Newsletter|0 Comments