Program provides support following strokes

The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society is offering an education-based stroke support program.

The South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society is offering an education-based stroke support program.

Learning About Stroke is offered in Penticton in the autumn, winter and spring.

The program provides resources and tools for individuals affected by stroke.

It is designed for stroke survivors and caregivers.

The program runs for eight to 10 weeks, with each session an hour and a half in length.

Topics include general health and lifestyle improvements to lower the risk of a second stroke and developing a better understanding of memory, problem solving and communication challenges.

Anyone who has had a stroke and still lives in their own home or anyone who is an active caregiver of a stroke survivor can participate in this program, free of charge.

To reserve placement in the next Learning About Stroke program in Summerland, please call 250-490-0613 by Friday, Sept. 23.