Stroke Recovery Association of BC

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Prince George Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Elder Citizens Recreation Center
1692 10th Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3S4
Meeting Times Wednesdays: 9:00 to 11:30 am. Weekly from September through June
Weather permitting. PG Branch has a Cold weather policy.

CLOSED FOR JULY AND AUGUST

**If the temperature at 8:00 am on Wednesday is -25 with or without wind chill factor, or we have a minimum of 6 inches of new snow overnight our program will be cancelled for that day**
Cost Membership fees: $25 per year, $20 goes to the Provincial Association and $5 stays with the PG Branch. Members must also join the Elders Citizens Recreation Center at a cost of $25 per year. Branch members participate in many of the centres activities.
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living in the community and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Luella Novak
Phone: 250-441-0086
Email: luella_novak@hotmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Prince George Branch:

9:00- 9:30 Informal socializing and coffee

930: Starts with business for the day; this can include distribution of the monthly activity calendar, financial reporting, introduction of guests, updates, birthday announcements, joke of the day,  followed by physical and range of motion exercises.

10:00- 10:15 Coffee and snacks, purchased by the branch from the centre

10:30- 11:30 Mental aerobics, Bungalow speech program, table games, physical games:(Bocce, floor curling etc), crafts, wellness presentations, community outings, entertainment. Programs led by coordinator or volunteers

11:30 Wrap up.  Many members stay for the lunch and social activities offered by the Elder Citizens Recreation centre

Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Stuart Nechako Manor (in the Activity Room)
3277 Hospital Road, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2
Meeting Times Mondays: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(We meet from the first Monday after Labour Day in September until the end of June each year. Vanderhoof Branch does not meet on Statutory Holidays)

CLOSED FOR JULY AND AUGUST
Cost Cost is $25 per year, $20 goes to the Provincial Association and $5 stays with the Branch
Who Can Attend?
  • Branch programs are for stroke survivors living in the community and their caregivers.
  • Stroke survivors must be capable of participating meaningfully in the program.
  • Stroke survivors must be independent in feeding, mobility, toileting and personal hygiene or have a caregiver accompany them who can provide the necessary assistance.
  • We do not have the resources to accommodate people who have significant behavioural problems such as aggressive/challenging behaviour, sexual inappropriateness, or destructive tendencies.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Branch Coordinator.
Coordinator Coordinator: Penny Swales
Phone: 250-567-3966
Email: vanderhoofstrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day
  • Each Monday begins with with Coordinator/Volunteer-led physical exercises and/or mobility games
  • After exercises, the group gathers at the large boardroom-style table for discussion which includes a joke of the day, attendance taken by one of the stroke survivors, information sharing which would include any special achievements.
  • The Coordinator will then start with the business for the day; this can include discussion of any upcoming activities, financial reporting, introduction of guests, updates, birthday announcements, and miscellaneous announcements.
  • The Coordinator will lead the group in ‘Mental Aerobics.’
  • The group will have a mid-morning break; coffee/tea is supplied by the Branch and the volunteers take turns providing a healthy snack.
  • The Coordinator or a volunteer will lead the group in an activity such as a craft or a board game, and occasionally the group goes on outings either for a country drive or a meal in a local restaurant.