Below is a list of events put on by various organizations that may be of benefit to stroke survivors and caregivers in BC. For information about annual events hosted by The Stroke Recovery Association of BC, Click Here
4:00 pmConference Call
Greetings SRABC members,
As part of our continuing effort to increase transparency and give our members a greater voice in the direction of the organization, we our introducing monthly ‘town hall meeting’ calls. Each call will be hosted by a board member who will provide updates on initiatives within the organization. Members will then be encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.
These calls will be scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 4pm. The first call will be Wednesday, March 9th. To dial in please call:
Toll Free: 1-866-279-1594 OR Local Calls: 604-484-1962 and enter Participant Code: 616230
We will be discussing the pending agreement with March of Dimes Canada on this call.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a town hall meeting is an term given to an informal public meeting, function, or event derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Typically open to everybody in a town community and held at the local municipal building, attendees generally present ideas, voice their opinions, ask questions of the public figures, elected officials, or political candidates at the town hall. This communication format has now been widely adopted by companies, councils, non-profit groups and many other types of organizations.
We hope this will work well for SRABC as an informal way for board members to engage with SRABC members to discuss Association issues, plans and challenges.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you there.
SRABC Board of Directors
Chair, Communications Committee
Time to get revved up for BLAST 2016!
Stroke Survivors B.L.A.S.T.
“Building Life After Stroke Together”
Easter Weekend at Camp Squamish
March 25th to March 28th, 2016
Register Now $225 (Limited space; deadline February 15)
Charter bus from the lower mainland, accommodation, and meals from Good Friday dinner to Easter Monday lunch.
Activities include 30℃ pool, exercise, games, arts and crafts, massage, educational talks, campfire sing a longs, Saturday night dance, funny money casino auction, and Heritage Park Railway Tea.
To find more information and register
please go to TurtleTalk.ca or contact Deb@TurtleTalk.ca (604) 760 7769 after 11am
Participants must be able to climb into the bus or provide your own transportation. If you need
help with personal care you must be accompanied by someone who can help you. (ie: dressing, toileting, mobility, medicating, etc) BLAST is hosted by autonomous Stroke Survivors.
Did you experience a stroke more than one year ago?
Are you concerned about falling and want to reduce your risk?
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute are currently seeking participants for a study that looks at the benefits of an exercise program on known falls risk factors.
All study participants receive free, individualized home exercise programs for fall prevention under the guidance of a physiotherapist.
To be eligible for this study, individuals must be:
1) Residing within the community in the Lower Mainland (i.e. not residing in nursing home)
2) Aged 55 and older
3) Be able to walk six meters with rest intervals with or without a cane or walker;
4) Have an activity tolerance of 30 minutes with rest intervals;
5) Not be currently participating in any regular therapy or progressive exercise and;
6) Have a working computer with internet access and audio
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Michelle Munkacsy, MHK, Research Coordinator, Aging, Mobility, & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of British Columbia
P. 604-875-4111 ext. 69056
3-5pmGF Strong in room 189
BUILDING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
A Free Workshop for Survivors, Families & Friends of people with a stroke or brain injury to learn about some of the services and programs available in their communities
May 11, 2016
3pm to 5pm
Social Services Seminar Room 189
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Kelly Sharp, Community Intervention Coordinator
Call or email Kelly@ 604-737-6269
*please confirm attendance by contacting the number above
Vancouver General Hospital’s Hyperbaric Unit
You’re invited to participate in our research study about Ischemic Stroke and Hyperbaric Oxygen.
Vancouver General Hospital’s Hyperbaric Unit is conducting the study called ‘The Hyperbaric Oxygen Post Established Stroke Study’.
1. Are you between the ages of 19 and 85?
2. Have you had one ischemic stroke 6 months to 3 years ago?
If so, we want to hear from you!
This study involves multiple visits over 2 years.
You will be offered a small amount of money to assist with the travel costs of coming to Vancouver General Hospital for treatment and subsequent visits.
Want more information?
Call: Research Coordinator: Janice Andrade (Tel) 604-875-4111 ext. 68469
7:00 pmLocation: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Exhibition Hall
ART AFTER STROKE is a special event taking place on Friday July 8th 2016 at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver BC
ART AFTER STROKE will feature incredible work by stroke survivors in the visual and performing arts. Exhibition and performances will include:
Painting • Photography • Music • Theatre
OUR GOAL is to raise awareness and funds for important stroke recovery programming. We want everyone to know that there is life after stroke. After all, if you don’t know a stroke survivor yourself, then you do know someone who loves one.
ART AFTER STROKE EVENT DETAILS
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Exhibition Hall
Date: Friday, July 8th, 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Tickets: $30 (inclusive of all entertainment and refreshments)
Go check out our online auction!
For more information and updates please see our Facebook Event Page: