Adapt to the World: In this class, survivors will work on occupational performance problems to assist with their daily independence at home and in the community.
ASF Council: Each site has a council, elected by their peers, to give input and to address issues within the Stroke Foundation.
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.
Cooking: Each month we plan a meal, grocery shop, and cook together.
Creative Conversation: Everybody takes part in the conversation. We cover different subjects every week, for those with and without aphasia.
Current Events: Attention! Attention! Read all about it! We’re recapping on this week’s events. Bring your newspaper clippings, internet stories, and any “current events” in your life that you would like to share with the group.
Emergency Readiness: It’s always important to be prepared for emergencies that can pop up unexpectedly. Learn how you can get ready if a disaster strikes!
Exercise w/Carolyn: You will get a workout while you sit in a chair with Carolyn’s upbeat exercise class.
Express Yourself: Survivors will express themselves through various arts and crafts projects. If you like, bring a spare t-shirt or an apron to protect your clothes from the paint splatter!
Games: Survivors finish the day with fun and games!
Girl Talk/Guy Banter: Girls will talk and men will banter. Enough said!
Give Back: Volunteering our time and efforts is a great way to help out others in our community, and it can really make us feel good about ourselves too. We will be doing a variety of activities to help others in this class.
Happy Place: In this class, we’ll help survivors reach their “happy place.” No plane tickets to a tropical island required.
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 will lead this class, which introduces us to songs and their words.
Mind Over Matter: Survivors will work on problem solving skills and speed processing while completing worksheets.
Minute to Win It: Stroke survivors will challenge themselves to games inspired by NBC’s popular game show “Minute to Win It”.
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.
Name that Tune: Survivors divide into teams and name the title and artist of a song after hearing a short piece of it.
Potluck: Every month we have a potluck and everyone’s invited ! A team of volunteers will be there that day and is excited to meet our stroke survivors. We will have a sign-up sheet for food items. Look for the sign-up sheet the week before the event.
Spread the Word: Stroke survivors will participate in stroke advocacy projects using the internet and other forms of media.
Survivor Support: Don (KS) and Sandy (MO) come to share stories and boost us up.
Tea with Edi: What can be better than tea and pie shared with a real life English person (I’d say she was European but she doesn’t like that much.)
That Darn Arm: Let’s give your arm a workout and maybe it will work a little better for you.
Verbal Communication: This class gets you talking about everything under the sun. Great for people with aphasia, but others like it too.
Wake Up Your Brain: Every morning we do activities designed to stimulate your brain, especially parts of the brain that may have been affected by a stroke. The games are challenging on purpose — if they were easy, they wouldn’t help much, now would they?
Yes Wii Can: Survivors will work on their balance and endurance while playing the Wii.