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Caregiver Live-stream Workshops

With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke programs developed a seven-week Caregiver Support program in 2019. We are pleased to announce the addition of a live-streaming option as well as recorded versions of these sessions. The first of seven online sessions will start on Thursday, March 26 at 1pm ET, with the remaining sessions taking place each Thursday at 1:00. Open access to the online videos will be available starting March 27.  Click here for more details on how to join the workshops.

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Seniors' Centre Without Walls

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a free interactive telephone-based program that connects seniors 55+, as well as adults 18+ with disabilities. Through the use of group telephone calls, SCWW provides a rich line-up of health-related information from professionals in the community, later-life learning opportunities, participation in brain-stimulating activities, and most of all, the space to create meaningful friendships and community for those who may feel isolated. It is a seniors’ centre from the comfort of home!  Click here for the full schedule of activities and learn how to join.

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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 or email 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:  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 the logo to the left.

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The Champlain Community Support Network offers an online platform called Caredove. Here, you can search for community services and directly book appointments. Many community and therapeutic services in the Champlain region are listed that are appropriate for stroke survivors and their loved ones. You may self-refer, or work with your healthcare provider to link to the services that you need in the community. Click here to access the Caredove website. 

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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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