The Center offers exercise therapy focusing on balance and strengthening of the weak side with both individual and group treatments. Clients are allowed to attend programs of their choosing.
Speech therapy is offered on an individual and group basis along with computer assisted communication therapy using both individual programs and computers designed to assist communication.
Recreational therapists offer a schedule of activities to fill the day. These programs vary from rap sessions on current events, group sessions on dealing with recovery issues, improvisational theater, arts and crafts, computer usage and Wii to entertainment and bingo. The programs are designed to promote interaction and peer support development along with cognitive improvement mixed in with just plain fun for the clients, caregivers and loved ones.
Programs are offered Monday through Friday from 9:30AM to 2:00PM. Clients are encouraged to attend programs of their choosing.
A hot lunch (heart healthy of course) is served at 12:30PM daily if the clients and caregivers wish to partake for $4.00 each.
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The recreational therapy program is a comprehensive program offering our clients a variety of options to aid in recovery of cognitive function, light motor skills, memory skills, and explore talents and skills that may be new. The program includes therapeutic games including Wii which offers a high level of competition, arts and crafts, computer instruction, and skill sessions designed to keep abreast of current events, build vocabularies, and engage the mind. Group sessions are scheduled with both clients and families and caregivers discussing issues of concern to each. A part of the program is devoted to socialization – getting to know each other, enjoying and participating in entertainment and exploring talents for just plain fun. Programs run Monday thru Friday from 9:30AM to 2:00PM. Afternoon programs include Bingo on Wednesday and Friday and memory games on the other afternoons. Check the schedule of events to see what is coming up.
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Speech therapy is available to those who need it on both an individual basis and a group basis. If appropriate, our senior therapist will refer you to an individual appointment with our speech therapist after your initial evaluation. The speech therapist will determine the best course of support to help you regain communication skills. This may range from working one on one with the therapist and volunteers to joining one of our groups building skills or working with our computer assisted communication tools to develop alternative methods of communication. Clients can then schedule their therapies to gain the best possible results.
Exercise is a very important part of recovery and clients are encouraged to participate at the appropriate level for them and build strength while concentrating on balance. We offer both individual and group instruction plus the gym is open for clients to work out on their own with the assistance of staff and volunteers. The gym is open from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, Monday thru Friday and is well used every day. Individual appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday after an evaluation is completed by the Director of the department. Exercise regimes are set up on an individual basis making sure that you are working on what is best for you.
Meals at the Center
There are two times a day that we offer food at the Stroke Recovery Center. Monday thru Friday we offer a heart healthy lunch to clients and caregivers for $4.00 each. This is time for enjoying a good meal with friends and family, getting to know each other and getting good nourishment as well. As morning begins at the Stroke Recovery Center, we offer a limited continental breakfast – usually coffee and bagels, toast and/or sweet rolls for free. This is a time for clients to get caught up with friends, make new friends, plan their day and just enjoy a moment of relaxation before beginning their therapies. However, once 9:30AM rolls around, it is off to work for all clients.
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