Our Mission Is To
empower survivors and their families to overcome the challenges of life after stroke
The American Stroke Foundation NEXT STEP Program offers a variety of classes and activities designed to promote wellness in stroke survivors. These classes include:
Practice conversing on a variety of topics - everybody takes part in the conversation.
Adapt To The World
Learn how to increase daily independence at home and in the community.
Quest to become more independent, resourceful, and better connected to the community.
Choose and participate in activities of your choice (e.g., crafts, reading, games, conversation). You’re the boss!
Check out the calendar below to find out when each is available throughout the month.
Who Can Participate?
All participants must be able to fulfill basic personal needs (e.g. eating, using the restroom) or be accompanied by a caregiver who can assist them.
Interested in participating?
Give us a call to request information or schedule a tour!
What's Coming Up
The Stroke Walk
Sep 12, 2015
8:00am – 12:00pm
Feb 14, 2015
12:00am – 11:59pm
Who we are
“An organization that empowers.”
Founder and Board Member
Mission Facility Coordinator
Bob has been attending the American Stroke Foundation out at the Blue Springs site for a little over 2 years. He had a stroke in January 10, 2012, and couldn’t be happier having found this organization along his journey of recovery. Bob stated, “I love all of the things that we do!” He expressed that his favorite thing to do at the American Stroke Foundation is exercise. Bob participates in the fitness program with the YMCA trainers on staff and attends the pool sessions led by a fellow stroke survivor. Bob feels that he is getting better and stronger while increasing his endurance. “I used to only do 20 minutes. Now I can go for 30 minutes, take a 5 minute break, and do another 30 minutes. Bob feels that the American Stroke Foundation has helped him regain his strength which has allowed him to keep up with his 10 grandchildren. Bob loves to play football, volleyball, and chase after his grandchildren. Bob shared that he feels like he has a second family here at the American Stroke Foundation and values the friendships that he has made. Although, Bob has difficulty communicating due to his aphasia he has made lasting impressions on those around him at the American Stroke Foundation. Bob stated that he loves the people and he has made several new friends including his closest friend, Glen.
Jeri had her stroke in August of 2013 and went through inpatient and outpatient therapy. After she got home from therapy, she was sitting in front of the TV for eight hours a day. She decided that she needed to get out of the house and searched online for senior programs to get out into the community. Jeri says, “I didn’t find any senior programs, but I somehow found the American Stroke Foundation and I was so excited. I immediately went for a visit and signed up then and there.” Jeri says she loves the American Stroke Foundation because she is learning so many things that she never knew or thought about before. For example, “I didn’t know that my risk of a stroke is greater now that I’ve had a stroke. ASF helps me keep my risk down through regular exercise, stress management, and other learning activities.” She likes working with the personal trainers at Blue Springs and working on her balance and affected side in pool therapy. Jeri thinks the people at the Stroke Foundation are just wonderful: “We rally around each other and try to help each other.” ASF has also been instrumental in helping Jeri get a job after her stroke. As she went through vocational rehab, everyone at ASF worked with her to get nice interview clothes, hair and makeup styling, and did interview practice with her. Jeri says, “I just started a new job and it’s going pretty well. I want to keep doing as much as possible and ASF helps me do that. I can’t say enough good things about ASF.”
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