Following a stroke individuals may have difficulties thinking or using their arms and legs and must learn a new way to do daily activities. Life After Stroke activities focus on providing skills, strategies, and technology to deal with these changes. Additionally, this program supplies opportunities for individuals to be productive and active members of their community as they take their next steps in life.
Here are a few Life After Stroke activities offered at Next Step locations:
- Meal Preparation Activities: Participants are responsible for their daily lunch set up and clean up. Discussion on selecting healthy food choices, recipes, grocery shopping, and adapted techniques for meal preparation occur in educational skills classes.
- Giving Back: Participants provide special recognition in giving back to the community. Previous Giving Back activities include Adopt-a-Family during the holidays, special recognition day to local first responders, making toys for animal shelters, and special recognition to our ASF volunteers.
- Community Re-Integration: Participants are encouraged to resume previous community and travel interests with family and friends. Support is provided in life skills classes and actual outings as workable for program sites.
- How To: An opportunity for participants to learn a new skill, activity or hobby in a fun and exciting environment. Adapted techniques are taught to address any physical limitations. Recent activities include making origami, learning to use technology, and creating pottery.