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Heart&Stroke Living with StrokeTM program

The Heart&Stroke Living with StrokeTM program is a community-based support and educational program designed for stroke survivors and their caregivers to gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke.   

The 6-week program allows you to develop new skills, make new friends and gain confidence in your ability to control your life. A healthcare professional leads the weekly, two-hour meetings that incorporate principles of self-management. The meetings are highly interactive, focusing on building skills, sharing experiences and lending support.

Program topics include:  

  • Understanding stroke
  • Physical changes and challenges
  • Swallowing and nutrition
  • Cognition, perception and communication
  • Emotions: Focusing on depression
  • Activities and relationships
  • Reducing the risk of stroke
  • Moving forward

Listen to stroke survivors speak frankly about the challenges they face every day, and also hear some useful advice from healthcare professionals in the field.   

To find  a Living with StrokeTM program in your area, please call 1-888-473-4636 or your provincial office telephone numbers listed below.

Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunavut

403-264-5549

British Columbia & Yukon

778-372-8002

Manitoba

204-949-2000

New Brunswick

506-634-1620

Newfoundland & Labrador

709-753-8521

Nova Scotia

902-423-7530

Ontario

416-489-7111

Prince Edward Island

902-892-7441

Quebec

514-871-1551

Saskatchewan

306-244-2124

The Living with StrokeTM program is not intended to replace therapy or treatment. It will provide information and support to help you cope with the challenges of living with stroke.

This program is designed for stroke survivors who have completed their active rehabilitation and are living in the community.

Last reviewed: November 2010.