Our main objective is to communicate with caregivers so we can support each other and develop a better understanding as to our role in our journey as caregivers. We focus on emotional and practical support and information exchange.
Transitioning through the different stages is likely to heighten emotions causing frustration, stress and anxiety. These emotions - "the roller coaster ride"- be assured are normal. We gain strength, skills and insight through group sharing in how to cope in these situations.
Further to this; daily routine, plans and goals will have changed—for some more than others. The dependency of our survivor and the amount of their dependency on us, be it for grooming, meals, therapies etc. can create a great loss in our own independence. We can learn how others have dealt with this situation be it through their own resources or community support resources. Community resources are changing constantly and we as a chapter do our best to keep informed and pass this onto our stroke survivor community.
We will have speakers from community support organizations providing firsthand information to assist with your particular situation
We invite you to come out to a meeting and give it a try. There is no commitment, membership fee. Just a casual atmosphere to relax and hopefully gain some insight to leading a better care-giver life.
Caregiver comment -" just attending the meetings and hearing what other caregivers have to share assisted me in working through a situation. I don’t feel so "isolated in my role as caregiver"
Chartwell Terrace on the Square
100 Caroline Street, South, Waterloo
Time: 2nd Tuesday Monthly (Sept-June)
1:30– 3:00 p.m.
Benefits of attending Meetings
- Knowledge and strategies that can assist in day to day living.
- Develop practical strategies that can be tried safely with stroke survivors as well as precautions to be aware of.
- Understand some of the common relationship challenges.
- Understanding the social perspective of a stroke survivor, thus being able to be more sensitive and supportive.
- Meeting new people that share common challenges and give positive perspective.
- Network with local organizations for supports.