Stroke survivors and families not alone

To the Editor

On Thursday Sept. 19 the Haliburton Highlands Stroke Support Group held their 12th anniversary meeting. We were pleased to have Philippa Barry a most inspiring speaker a blind lady from CNIB share her story of navigating in a sighted world. Joining us as well were Erin McHattie HKPR District Stroke program co-ordinator Peterborough Regional Health Centre and Erica Mugan co-ordinator MODC.

The support group was formed on Sept. 27 2007 with the help of the Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team. Why? To establish a source of communication literature caring and sharing friendship support and understanding. After emergency care ends after treatment in hospital ends after therapy is complete after you are back home what then? Please join us on the third Thursday of every month in the Fireside Lounge Hyland Crest seniors residence from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. It is for caregivers and stroke survivors. You are not alone!

“Stroke is very prevalent and we can’t just let people who have experienced a stroke step out of society. It is not good for them and it is not good for society” said Nancy Mayo Canadian Stroke Network.

For more information call 705-286-1765.

Lois Rigney

Minden Hills