Supporting people “Moving on After Stroke” – The MOST Program
- Do you know patients or stroke survivors can learn to manage the challenges of life after stroke?
- Do you know that meeting and problem solving with others could be an effective way to learn new strategies and to overcome obstacles?
- Do you know that ongoing exercise contributes to your overall well-being?
The Moving on After Stroke Program (MOST) program can help!
The MOST program is for stroke survivors, family members /care partners who want to learn about strategies to manage the daily challenges of living with a stroke. Participants will learn about stroke through discussions with other stroke survivors, their family members, friends or care partners and the facilitators of the program who are both physiotherapists. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise in a group and practice important functional activities with professional supervision. This program is beneficial in guiding participants towards the setting of goals and getting back to activities they were involved in prior to their stroke or exploring possibilities for the ‘new you’! The impact of this program lies in the opportunity to have open guided dialogue with other stroke survivors, and to learn from and support each other. Many friendships have developed from people’s participation.
Those who benefit from the MOST program are adults who have completed their active stroke rehabilitation, are ready to move on with their lives, are living in the community, and enjoy participating in a group setting. Care partners including friends and family members who are actively involved can also benefit. St. Joseph’s Care Group has been running this program in Thunder Bay and through videoconferencing to the Northwestern Ontario region for over 10 years. Participants in the program and their family members find it of great benefit in managing their lives with more ease. MOST meets twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30-12:30 over the course of 9 weeks. Sessions are offered 3 times annually.
We sincerely hope you choose to join us in promoting this beneficial program. If you have any questions or would like to enroll, please don’t hesitate to contact Catharine Tombs, Coordinator and co-facilitator of MOST program at (807) 343-2431 ext 2537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.