Stroke Support Group

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Why a Support Group?

A stroke support group enables stroke survivors, family and friends to learn more about stroke. We empower members with information and support that promotes good health and a better quality of life.

Stroke can be very isolating, it is important for survivors to meet regularly to off set the risk factor of a poor outcome following a stroke. The support group allows survivors to meet others who will help them face and overcome common challenges, they can become inspired to move forward with warmth, acceptance and the emotional support to help find meaning in their life following a stroke.

Our aim is to offer all our members a feeling of hope. We help them manage their  needs and expectations with kindness and understanding. We encourage individual goal setting , self help and a healthy approach to ongoing rehabilitation. The group provides feedback that validates the survivors own feelings and expectations.

The group is a place for stroke survivors to make new friends sometimes to replace those  lost after a stroke.

Activities

We run weekly group meeting on Tuesday mornings.  Friends meet, have a chat, exchange stories and share experiences. At lunch time we  enjoy a cup of tea / coffee.

We always enjoy welcoming new members to this weekly session. The following are an example of  some of our activities:

  • Chair-based exercises
  • Meditation & mindfulness
  • Crosswords
  • Soduko
  • Card Games
  • Art/clay sculpting
  • Cinema visits
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Outings /day trips

The age profile of attendees varies but is most often people sixty years and over.

Please feel welcome to join us by contacting the co ordinator. At the Club we strive to promote a relaxed environment for everybody and we’re always pleased to see a new face.

Date: Every Tuesday morning (except July & August)
Contact: 061 444 999 or 087 254 6742

Volunteers

If you have some time to support a very worthwhile project, we would like to hear from you. Volunteers play an active role in our group. There are many ways to become involved – helping occasionally in fundraising, becoming a regular helper at our weekly or monthly club meetings or by joining the committee. Volunteers extend the stroke support network and increase the Club’s diversity. To enquire about volunteering contact our coordinator Mary Tobin on 061 444 999 or 087 254 6742

NOTE: In accordance with regulations and best practice, all volunteers must undergo Garda vetting.

Donations

While the Club has received funding from the HSE, in order to continue and improve our services we rely on fundraising activities and donations. If you would like to become a friend of the Club through a donation we would welcome your contributions. All donations will be acknowledged. Our fundraising policy complies with the highest standard and is available as public information.

SPONSORED WALKS/MINI-MARATHONS

Contact the Coordinatior for a Sponsorship pack which includes a T-Shirt

COLLECTION BOXES

Collection boxes are located in shops, petrol stations and bars throughout the Mid West, these are a convenient method of making a donation to the club. If you would like to display a collection box in your premises please contact Mary Tobin at 087 254 6742 or 061 444 999

Our charitable status number is: CHY 17263.

If you are interested donations can be made to:

Allied Irish Bank Plc.
Castletroy
Co. Limerick

Account Name : Stroke Support Club
Account Number : 16652084
NSC : 930148

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR STROKE SUPPORT