New Stroke Club to launch in Stow on the Wold

People who have had a stroke and those who look after them are invited to join a new Club to be launched in Stow on the Wold 

The Club will be started by The Stroke Association with help from Newlands House, a retirement development on the edge of the town that is comprised of retirement homes, care facilities as well as exclusive facilities such as a coffee shop, beauty suite and restaurant.

To help get the club started Newlands are kindly offering the facility free of charge, the new Stroke Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30am – 12.30pm. The clubs launch will be on Thursday 31st March 2011.

The Club will offer members various activities such as arts and crafts, gentle exercise, reminiscence (where people discuss historical artefacts) and health demonstrations – such as massage, blood pressure checks and other social activities.

The Stroke Association is also looking for volunteers willing to help support this new group. This will involve various roles such as helping members undertake activities, spending time listening to and supporting members, providing refreshments and joining the Club committee. The Stroke Association welcomes applications from people who have had a stroke.

This Club will form part of the new countywide service, which has been jointly commissioned by Gloucestershire NHS and Gloucestershire County Council, and will support stroke survivors and their carers by setting up new Stroke Clubs and supporting existing clubs, which are located in Gloucester, Cirencester, Lydney, and Stroud.

To find out more and to register your interest please contact the Gloucestershire Stroke Association Stroke Club Coordinator,
Caroline Seguro on 01452 520723
www.stroke.org.uk

Get together with family and friends to Step out for Stroke this May!  Walks are taking place throughout the UK, so there is sure to be an event near you.
For more information, visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout or contact 020 7566 1525