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Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups provide the opportunity to share ideas, information, and coping methods with others dealing with the experience of stroke. Both stroke survivors and their care partners can benefit from these groups.

The Renfrew County Group meets monthly in Pembroke. Contact Alice Grenon at 613 732 3949 ext. 1118

Stroke Survivors Support Ottawa is not actively meeting at this time but offers a Stroke Support Line at 613-604-2409. Please leave a message and you will get a call back. They also have an active Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/StrokeSurvivorsSupport/

There is also a Peer to Peer visitation program for acute care patients at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

The Eastern Ontario Stroke Survivor Support Group meets monthly in Cornwall on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 pm at the Riverdale Terrace Retirement Residence, 1200 Second St. West, Cornwall. Contact Deena Dufresne at 613-936-8784 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Alexandria Area Life After Stroke Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (Alexandria). The cost of parking is covered. For more information telephone 613-935-4382, click here Alexandria Area Life After Stroke Support Group flyer or visit the facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lifeafterstroke.alexandria/   

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has set up two Facebook groups: one for those who are living with the effects of heart disease or stroke and the other for their care supporters.  These are members-only groups that provide people with a safe and respectful place to share experiences and to support one another. Click here to find out more or to sign up:

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart/recovery-and-support/the-power-of-community 

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The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa is a community-based Centre dedicated to long term support for people affected by aphasia.

They take a family-focused approach where the relationship between the person with aphasia and their closest contacts is the priority. They support people with aphasia in all aspects of community and family life.

Their website is: https://aphasiaottawa.org/ or click logo to left

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The Champlain Community Support Network offers an online platform called Caredove where members of the community and healthcare providers can search for community services and directly book appointments. Many community and therapeutic services in the Champlain region are listed. They are appropriate for persons who have had a stroke and their families. You may self-refer, or work with your healthcare provider to link to the services you or your loved ones need in the community. Click here to access. 

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Created by the Stroke Foundation, a national charity in Australia, the EnableMe website is dedicated to stroke recovery and support. There are tips, tricks and tools that have been shared by other stroke survivors, as well as a Community Forum for discussion.  

Their website is: https://enableme.org.au/Community/Forums or click logo

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