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Vancouver Coastal Region

Vancouver Coastal Region


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Please select from one of the branches in this region to learn more:

Vancouver Strathcona Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street, Vancouver, V6A 3V8
Meeting Times Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost Members pay $40 / year (plus $5 weekly to cover the costs of the hot lunch).
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: Pat Chow
Phone: 604-713-1850
Email: patricia.chow@vancouver.ca
Typical Program Day

Program Outline (program conducted in Cantonese, but mandarin speakers are welcomed)

-10am -10:45 am          Socializing

-10:45am -11:15am     Exercises+ speech exercises

-11:15am –Noon          Activities ( e.g. carpet bowling, riddles and word games , memory games, speakers, Entertainment, bingo…)

-12 pm-1:00pm             Hot Lunch Program ($4)

-Outings occur every second month: activities include going to shopping malls, luncheons at restaurants and picnic at different parks.

-Once per month: Blood Pressure Program facilitated by a retired nurse

-Every 2 months:  Appointments with podiatry doctor at a subsidised cost. Podiatry is $15 for seniors who are receiving subsidy for their Old Age Security and $38 for Seniors who are not qualified for subsidy

There are parking on the street. Participants can also get a parking permit to park at  an assigned area.

EXERCISE CLASS

A volunteer facilitator delivers the program. The primary facilitator physically demonstrates the exercises and participants copy their motions.  The class begins with a few self-massage exercises in order to improve circulation and then the facilitator leads the mobility exercises using chairs and resistance bands.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Coordinator and / or volunteers delivers the program, typically activities such as carpet bowling or karaoke.

Outings: Outings occur once per month, usually to a shopping malls or a walk in Chinatown.

Special Celebrations: special social activities are coordinated to recognize specific celbrations (e.g., Chinese New Year).

APPOINTMENTS WITH PODIATRY DOCTOR

Podiatry Doctor (Dr. Gary Eng) delivers the program. Dr. Gary Eng is the podiatrist who comes to offer his service every other month.  Opportunity for stroke survivors to have professional podiatry care at a very subsidised cost (10$ per appointment, each appointment is approximately 10-15 minutes.  Every 2 months.

Powell River Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location St. Columba Presbyterian Hall
6811 Alexander Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 2A9
Meeting Times Tuesdays: 9:00am -1:00pm
Cost Yearly membership of $20.00
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: Sandy Graham
Phone: 604 489-0024
Email: sandy65@telus.net

Coordinator: Barbara Langdale
Phone: 604-485-5950
Email: bhookie51@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Powell River Branch:

9:00am – 10:00am:        Socializing / Coffee (as participants arrive)

10:00am – 11:00am:      Speech therapy with volunteers

Services of Speech Language Pathologist offered several times per year

10:00am – 11:30am:      Game time ie: rummy tile table or shuffle board

11:00am – 11:30am:        Affected hand exercises let by volunteer Occupational Therapist

11:00am – 11:30am:        Monthly music led by volunteers 3rd week

11:30am – 12:00pm:        Exercise class

11:30am – 12:00pm:        Caregivers Support Group

12:00pm – 1:00pm:          Lunch and short meeting on any news or updates

Sechelt Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Sunshine Coast Lions Club Hall
Greenecourt Hall, 5810 Medusa Street, Sechelt BC V0N 3A0
Meeting Times Fridays: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Cost Yearly membership of $20.00
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: Karla McLeod
Phone: 604-885-7625
Email: secheltstrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Sechelt Branch:

-Informal game activities as participants arrive

-Exercises

-Games and Coffee / Tea / Donuts

-Communication Support (activities to help improve memory and communication, one on one and group)

Exercise Program

Led by a volunteer 30 minutes once per week

Speech / Communication Support Program

Volunteer led one on one program with the branch laptop and Bungalow software

Coordinator led group communication games

Group Communication Games

Coordinator leads a variety of activities including word puzzles and Sudoku

10-30 mintues each once per week

Douglas Park Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Douglas Park Community Centre
801 W. 22nd Ave Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1Z7
Meeting Times Fridays: 11:00am - 2:30 pm
Cost Yearly membership of $20.00
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: Mandy Channa
Phone: 604-816-1146
Email: douglasparkstrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Douglas Park Branch:

11:30am – 12:00pm:                    Socializing / Coffee (as participants arrive)

12:00pm – 12:45pm:                   Exercise Class

12:45-1:30pm:                               Lunch

1:30 –2:30pm:                                Communication Class

We also have  variety of program for example music session and sing along, speaker on a appropriate subject, team games like Bacci, or word building like hangman and some fun activity as the time permits.

The parking at the Douglas Park is free.

Vancouver Templeton Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Templeton Pool Activity Room
700 Templeton Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 4N8
Meeting Times Thursdays: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Cost Annual membership fee is $25 ($20 goes to SRABC, $2 is for the Hasting Community Centre Membership and $3 is for the Branch). There is also an additional $3 for the lunch at every branch meeting.
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: Alison Ogilvie
Phone: 604-367-8782
Email: pocostrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

The following programs are delivered at the Templeton Branch:

10:00am- 10:30am:  Coffee / Cookies

10:30am- 10:45am: Ollie’s Announcements (microphone)

10:45am- 11:15am: Exercise (facilitator: Jeanie Choo)

(10:45am- onwards):  One on one communication support

11:15am- 11:45am:   Games / “Getting to know each other”

11:45am- 12:15pm: Bean Toss (or coin toss, floor hockey)

12:15pm- 1:00pm:  Lunch (hot lunch, $3.50 per member) – the $3.50 fee allows to branch to successfully cover the costs of purchasing the lunch, and also yields some extra money which is spent on occasional pizza lunches.  Often, the extra money is also used to cover the lunch for volunteers.

-1:00pm- 1:30pm:  Bingo

Outings

The branch organizes several outings throughout the year, they include: picnics, visit to the aquarium, the conservatory, bowling.  Also, one time per month the branch members go out for dinner together at a nearby restaurant (members pay for their own meals).

Exercise Program

Led by a volunteer

30 minutes once per week.

Speech / Communication Support

Led by a Volunteer Speech Language Pathologist

20-30 minutes once per week.

Vancouver Shaughnessy Stroke Recovery Branch

Meeting Location Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 W 33rd Ave Vancouver, BC V6M 1A7
Meeting Times Tuesdays: 10:30am - 2:00pm

Cost $30.00 every 3 months, or $120.00 annually
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 Coordinators: Peggy Kane and Joanne Patterson
Phone: 604-261-7619 and 604-732-4486
Email: pfitz@shaw.ca
Email: joanne48@gmail.com
Email: shaughnessystrokerecovery@gmail.com
Typical Program Day

TYPICAL PROGRAM DAY

The following programs are delivered at the Shaughnessy Branch every week:

-Socializing

-Exercise Classes (2 classes offered)

-Speech support groups

-Lunch / Snacks:  Members bring their own lunch…Tea ,Coffee Fruit and Sweets are supplied. Occasional hot lunches are provided at a nominal cost.

-Social activity / Entertainment (e.g.,guest speakers on a variety of topics and musical entertainers. Special events are celebrated. Eg. Chinese New Year

-Other: carpet bowling, Adapted  kurling,  bingo, Scattergories,history challenge and panel discussions. Organized group outings include trips to museums ,gardens and cultural events.

Exercise Classes

The volunteer facilitators are retired physiotherapists and other health care professionals. Exercises are designed to accommodate all levels of ability.

Speech Support Groups

The volunteer  facilitators lead two speech sessions .

There are two speech sessions each has a different focus to accommodate the different levels of speech difficulty from aphasia to Word finding problems to memory impairment .Computer software and IPad applications are also used.

Collingwood (East Vancouver) Chinese language (Mandarin/Cantonese) Stroke Recovery Program

Meeting Location 聚會地點:
Strive Centre
#100 – 5055 Joyce Street,
Vancouver (below the Joyce Skytrain Station)
Meeting Times Mondays: 10:00am - 1:00 pm

聚會時間: 逢週一 (上午10:00 - 下午1:00)
Cost Free

費用全免
Who Can Attend?
  • 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.

 

參加對象:

  • 腦中風復康人士及他們的照顧者
  • 腦中風復康人士必須清晰明白參與本小組活動的意義。
  • 腦中風復康人士必須具備自我基本治理能力(如: 前往洗手間、自行

餵食、個人衛生等)或必須有陪伴復康人士參與的照顧者協助。

  • 本會沒有足夠的資源來支援有顯著行為問題的復康者(如:攻擊

性、挑釁性的行為、性不當行為、毀滅傾向等)。

Coordinator Larissa Lau
Phone: 778-628-2328
Email: richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com
If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the
Program Coordinator.

分會協調主任:劉小姐
電話:778-628-2328
電子郵件:richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com
如對以上內容有任何疑問,請聯絡活動統籌主任。
Typical Program Day

We offer these activities:

  1. Physical Exercises
  2. Communication and Memory Exercises
  3. Social Interaction and Recreation
  4. Support from Fellow Stroke Survivors
  5. Caregiver Support
  6. Stroke Education
  7. Help Finding other Health and Community Resources
  8. Lunch and socialisation (Bring your own lunch)

 

活動內容包括:

  1. 活動體能練習
  2. 溝通和記憶能力練習
  3. 社交康樂活動
  4. 病友互助分享
  5. 照顧者支援
  6. 復康專題教育
  7. 社區資源信息
  8. 自備午饍

 

Richmond Chinese Language Program

Meeting Location Thompson Community Centre,
5151 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V7C 1E6
Meeting Times Fridays: 10:30am to 1:30pm
Cost Free

費用全免
Who Can Attend?
  • 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.

參加對象:

  • 腦中風復康人士及他們的照顧者
  • 腦中風復康人士必須清晰明白參與本小組活動的意義。
  • 腦中風復康人士必須具備自我基本治理能力(如: 前往洗手間、自行

餵食、個人衛生等)或必須有陪伴復康人士參與的照顧者協助。

  • 本會沒有足夠的資源來支援有顯著行為問題的復康者(如:攻擊

性、挑釁性的行為、性不當行為、毀滅傾向等)。

Coordinator Larissa Lau
Phone: 778-628-2328
Email: richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com
If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the
Program Coordinator.

分會協調主任:劉小姐
電話:778-628-2328
電子郵件:richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com
如對以上內容有任何疑問,請聯絡活動統籌主任。
Typical Program Day

We offer these activities:

  1. Physical Exercises
  2. Communication and Memory Exercises
  3. Social Interaction and Recreation
  4. Support from Fellow Stroke Survivors
  5. Caregiver Support
  6. Stroke Education
  7. Help Finding other Health and Community Resources
  8. Lunch and socialisation (Bring your own lunch)

活動內容包括:

  1. 活動體能練習
  2. 溝通和記憶能力練習
  3. 社交康樂活動
  4. 病友互助分享
  5. 照顧者支援
  6. 復康專題教育
  7. 社區資源信息
  8. 自備午饍