STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAMS
DSRS offers weekly Speech Language Pathology (SLP) for stroke survivors with aphasia and apraxia. These are common communication disorders affecting speech, comprehension, and the ability to read or write. Sessions are led by both certified and retired speech language pathologists.
Keeping an active lifestyle after stroke can yield tremendous benefits. DSRS provides opportunities for self-paced exercise led by a certified fitness instructor -- everything from chair fitness to mall walking to afternoons at the gym.
Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize and form new pathways in response to brain injuries like those from stroke. DSRS offers weekly group brain games and learning opportunities to help increase cognitive activity for stroke survivors.
NEXT STEPS MALL WALK
Next Steps Mall Walk is offered in conjunction with Stroke Recovery Association of BC. Once a week, we offer a self-paced mall walk (or roll) for all abilities. Volunteers and walkers pair off to increase fitness and confidence levels, while engaging in great conversation. Tsawwassen Mills Mall is the indoor setting for this program, and we walk before the mall opens.
Perk Activities® is a 1-hour weekly program that promotes connection with self and others on a deeper level, through creative, thought-provoking activities. Discovering skills, new friends, reasons to laugh, a sense of well-being, and a place to feel free -- these are all a big part of what Perk has to offer.
DSRS offers a weekly peer support group for Caregivers, led by a registered mental health nurse. This group provides emotional and practical support through discussion and, from time to time, art therapy. It meets in parallel with scheduled stroke recovery activities.