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Page updated - 01 June 2010

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HELPING STROKE SURVIVORS

Success After Stroke (SAS) has been running for over 10 years. We meet at the Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard for different activities 5 days a week. The group aims to help stroke survivors get on with their lives in a positive manner.

 

On Tuesdays and Fridays SAS offers speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture and help from a Dietician. Other activities include sailing at the Woolverstone Project on Mondays, maths and croquet on Tuesday afternoons, art and pottery on Wednesdays, swimming in a private pool on Thursday mornings, Riding for the Disabled in the afternoon and IT on Friday as well as our usual workday. It also offers companionship and support from other stroke survivors, therapists and volunteers.

 

When asked, our members said that the best things about the group were:

  • ‘Everyone pulls together’

  • ‘People really listen to you’

  • ‘The group has motivated me to get on with my life again’

  • ‘We have fun and I have learned to laugh again’

  • ‘I always feel better after coming to SAS’

  • ‘There is always someone to turn to, either one of our lovely volunteers, one of the Therapists, or another member’

  • ‘My wife gets so much support from the other partners at the Carers’ Group which meets regularly

  • ‘I love the outings we go on and all the speakers who come and talk to us on so many different subjects’

 

To get the best out of SAS members need to be motivated and to be willing to contribute to the group. We have a wide range of ages and degrees of disability amongst this energetic and sympathetic group. If you are a stroke survivor or a carer/partner or if you know of someone, a neighbour or friend perhaps, whom you think may benefit from our support please call  Val Scott on 01473 829271 or Viv Bourne on (01787) 212233.

 

Please checkout the Success After Stroke website or Email Success After Stroke Our Postal address is PO Box 105, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP7 9BJ

 

S.A.S.

(Success after Stroke)

Registered Charity No: 1115016

 

Success-after-Stroke is an active and motivated self-help support group run by the members who are helped by dedicated volunteers and tutors in their efforts for rehabilitation, independence and confidence.

 

On Monday Afternoons there is Sailing at the Woolverstone Project.

 

On Tuesday Mornings the group meets at

The Stevenson Centre. Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard. CO10 0WD :

  • Socialising

  • Physiotherapy/Acupuncture

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Reading and discussion groups

  • Consultation with a Dietician

 

On Tuesday Afternoons the group meets at

The Stevenson Centre. Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard. CO10 0WD :

  • Maths, Money, Numbers and Calculations

  • Croquet

 

On Wednesday Mornings the group meets at

The Stevenson Centre. Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard. CO10 0WD :

  • Art - Drawing and Painting - Beginners welcome

 

On Wednesday Afternoons :

  • Pottery

 

On Thursday Mornings :

  • Swimming and Exercise (in a private pool)

  • Riding at The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding (RDA)

 

On Friday Mornings the group meets at

The Stevenson Centre. Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard. CO10 0WD :

  • Computer skills for the terrified

  • Software for aphasics

  • Email and Internet

  • Literacy - Reading, Writing and Discussion

  • Physiotherapy

  • Speech and Language Therapy

 

On Friday Afternoons the group meets at

The Stevenson Centre. Stevenson Approach, Great Cornard. CO10 0WD :

  • An IT Session catering for all levels of experience.

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Sailing

 

Croquet

 

Discussion

 

Pottery

 

Swimming

 

Brian & John

receive our Life

After Stroke Award

 

 

Out Reach Service

The group also offers an 'out reach' service. A volunteer and a member of the group will visit and befriend the applicant, forming a link between the group and the new member. This is to give the new stroke survivor the support and confidence to come to the group.

 

There are many young members and there is and no upper age limit. However, in order to gain the maximum benefit from the group the member must be motivated to work towards regaining independence and rebuilding their lives.

 

 

Outings

We also arrange many different outings to suit all tastes.