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:
- Cooking: Occupational therapy students guide participants to select healthy recipes, shop for groceries, and cook a meal together.
- Give Back: Participants volunteer their time and give back to the community to help local partners in need. Previous Give Back activities include sorting books and packing groceries
- Out and About: Participants go out and enjoy life in the community with friends and loved ones. Support is provided to ensure safety, accessibility and full participation. Previous community outings include bowling and visiting the Kansas City Zoo.
- How To: Occupational therapy students teach participants a new skill, activity or hobby in a fun and exciting environment. Recent How To activities include making origami, learning to use technology, and creating pottery.