Adapt to the World: In this class, participants learn how to increase their daily independence at home and in the community.
Brain Bootcamp: Every morning we do activities designed to stimulate your brain, especially parts of the brain that may have been affected by a stroke. These activities are challenging on purpose — if they were easy, they would not help much, would they? So bring your thinking caps and be ready to work this vital organ!
Balance with Brian: Brian McKiernan brings physical therapy students to laugh at his jokes and work on balance. Don’t miss this class if you have any problems with your balance.
Book Club: Survivors engage in group discussion about assigned readings from a book of their choice.
Caregiver Support Meeting: Once a month, caregivers meet as a group for support and encouragement. This month, we are meeting in Blue Springs at Scooter’s!
Chore Board/Games: The group ends the day with a little bit of work and A LOT of fun.
Clubhouse: During clubhouse hours, survivors independently choose and participate in activities of their choice (e.g., crafts, reading, games, conversation). They’re the boss!
Computers: Stroke survivors participate in advocacy projects and navigate the social media world (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Skype) as a group.
Cooking: Each month we plan a healthy meal, grocery shop, and cook together.
Creative Conversation: Everybody takes part in the conversation. We cover different subjects every week, for participants with and without aphasia.
Empower Yourself: Aiding stroke survivors in their quest to become more independent, resourceful, and better connected to the community.
Express Yourself: Survivors will express themselves through various arts, crafts, and stroke advocacy projects. This month, we will introduce therapeutic writing.
60 Minutes of Fame: Come get your 60-minutes FAME…Fitness And Mobility Exercise!
Give Back: Volunteering our time and efforts is a great way to help out others in our community, and it really makes us feel good about ourselves, too. We will do a variety of activities to help others in this class.
Happy Place: This class is all about mental tranquility! We will engage in activities to help relax your mind and take you to a “happy place.”
Life Management: Stroke survivors will participate in general activities with a focus on psychosocial issues such as self-awareness, role satisfaction, support systems and stress management.
Listen to the Words: Dave leads survivors down memory lane of famous songs and lyrics. His playlist changes every week, too!
Morning Muscle Moves: Get your muscles awake and flexible! Do you do these at home on days you’re not at the ASF? You should.
Music with Maggie: Maggie is our music therapist and all-around fun gal. She brings us songs and laughter. Did you know that music helps our brains? Maggie will tell us how!
Out & About: This month’s community participation event is still to be determined by the stroke survivors. We will post detailed flyer soon!
Survivor Support: Don comes to share stories and boost the group’s spirits.
Verbal Communication: This class gets you talking about everything under the sun. Great for people with aphasia, but others like it too.