Online Stroke Support Groups
The Stroke Recovery Association offers a range of Online Stroke Support Groups on a regular basis each month. Connecting Stroke survivors and carers from across NSW, the online groups focus on continued recovery after Stroke and the development of new friendships with others who have experienced Stroke. A staff member is present at all of the Online groups to facilitate the session and assist with any issues that may arise.
The Online Stroke Support Groups include the following:
- Online Stroke Choir – The Online Stroke Choir is a weekly session that is run by Music Therapists from Tuned In Music Therapy.
- Topical Thursdays – Each month, the Association invites a guest speaker to present a topic of interest to the group that they specialise in, which is then followed by a Q & A session. Previous guest speakers include Stroke Survivors, Carers, Neurologists, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Neuropsychologists, Return to Driving Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Ophthalmologists, Music Therapists and many more.
- Memory Monday – A session that involves members completing memory games as a group.
- Movie Club – Join members as they discuss the movie of the month as a group.
- Trivia Tuesday – A 40 question trivia quiz that tests members knowledge on a range of topics.
- Aphasia friendly Multiple Choice Quiz – A 40-question multiple choice quiz is designed to accommodate people who experience communication issues.
- Gardening Club – Green (and not so green) thumbs join together to discuss all things gardening as a group.
- Carers Afternoon Tea – A group specifically for carers and family members of people who have experienced a Stroke, this is a great opportunity to make connections with other carers and share your experiences.
- Working Age Sip and Nibbles – This session is specifically for Stroke survivors of working age (under 67 years) and is a great way to connect with others in a relaxed and fun environment. Sessions alternate between a games night and a Stroke focused discussion as a group. The Stroke Recovery Association reminds our members to only drink after clearance from your doctor, to drink in moderation and that drinking may also exacerbate the effects of your Stroke.
- Aphasia discussions with Amy – Facilitated by Amy (President of the Port Macquarie Stroke Recovery Club), the group begins with a discussion about a chosen topic and is followed by some speech exercises as a group.
- Maitland Aphasia Online Group – The Maitland Aphasia Communication Group meet in a face to face capacity, and have opened their meetings up to anyone who would like to join online. These sessions are specifically for people who experience Aphasia and is a great way to practice speech in a supportive environment.