The American Stroke Foundation provides a variety of group classes, fitness programs and community outings aimed at promoting wellness and positive outcomes for stroke survivors and their families. Survivors can learn and practice skills in a supportive atmosphere with others who understand—and are often experiencing the same day to day challenges. They choose the activities and schedules that best meet their needs and interests.
Are you wondering if you, or a stroke survivor you know, would be a good candidate for the ASF? Would you like to know how to get started? For more information, see Who Can Participate and find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
You can also participate with us by letting us know about stroke survivors in the community who would benefit from joining the ASF. Because the ASF programs are not geared to medical intervention or rehabilitation, referrals can be made by anyone—physicians or other health care providers, clergy, family and friends—and, of course, stroke survivors themselves.
Doctors do need to sign medical releases for survivors who are interested in our fitness program. Find a copy of the medical release form here.
If you would like to volunteer with us at the ASF, read more to learn about how to get involved with leading a class, assisting with a community outing, or participating in a special event.