22nd Jan, 2018

Evesham stroke group needs help to continue vital work

Lorna Morris 5th Aug, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A RALLYING call has been made by an Evesham stroke group in a bid to attract new members and provide survivors with much-needed support.

Created in partnership with the Stroke Association, Evesham Stroke Support Group helps people in the area rebuild their lives after a stroke.

The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 10am to midday at Wallace House Community Centre on Oat Street.

Caring volunteers run the group and meetings provide an opportunity for stroke survivors to meet other people affected by stroke and share their experiences in a relaxed environment.

Members can also access vital information about life after a stroke with details of local services as well as enjoy games and quizzes, music and exercise sessions.

Claire Sandalls, chairperson of the group, told the Observer: “We currently have around 20 members who come along to socialise with other people who have been affected by stroke.

“It’s really helpful for stroke survivors to chat to others who have had similar experiences and know they’re not alone.

“We’d love to see more stroke survivors and carers from around the area come along and join us at the group,” she added.

Her calls were echoed by Jodie Drust, community development and partnership officer from the Stroke Association.

“It’s hugely important that stroke survivors feel supported in their local community as they are on the road to recovery,” she said.

“Local groups like Evesham Stroke Support Group offer invaluable social support.

“We really appreciate the important role of our clubs and groups and the vital work they do in their local communities,” she added.

Anyone interested in learning more about the group can call Claire on 07745 566043 to find out more.

Visit www.stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 30 33 100 for more information on the Stroke Association.

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