A chapter of

Activities

Meetings:  4th Wednesday of every month

Share information, success stories, & inspiration

Northminster United Church  1:00 - 3:00 pm

300 Sunset Blvd. (east off Chemong Rd just south of Walmart)

Light refreshments served                  Everyone Welcome!

Building fully accessible

Our facilities are wheelchair accessible

NEXT MEETING

Our monthly meetings are suspended until further notice.

PAST MEETINGS

September

"Gadget & Gizmo Show & Tell" Members shared helpful tools & devices that make their lives a little bit easier. Tawnia Milne (an Occupational Therapist on staff at PRHC) brought numerous items from the Stroke Ward in the hospital.

August

Sheri McKeen of the Central-East LHIN gave us an overview of the many excellent programs & services provided through our local LHIN.

April

Keith Rashid, Manager of Accessible Travel for March of Dimes, shared the details of the excellent Accessible Travel program. It includes trips to far-off locations such as The Caribbean, Hawaii & Alaska, as well as day trips to sports and cultural events around southern Ontario. People with mobility or other health issues are assisted by professional attendants so that caregivers can also enjoy a relaxing vacation as well. Bill shared photos of his recent accessible trip to South America & The Panama Canal. For current Accessible Travel & Day Trips, visit the March of Dimes Accessible Travel webpage.

January

Wendy Gibson returned to take us through a basic yoga routine. If you are interested in incorporating yoga or Nordic walking into your stroke recovery routine, contact Wendy at wendytgibson@gmail.com.

October

Certified Professional Recovery Coach Karyn Dowdall took us through an exercise aimed at identifying our strengths which can then be used to accomplish our goals. For more information or to get in touch with Karyn, please visit her website: coachingwithkaryn.com.

Melissa McNamara of the Central-East LHIN conducted a workshop on How To Get The Most Out Of Your Healthcare Appointment. It was highly informative and should benefit all of us in our future appointments.

May

The folks from Urban Poling told us how Nordic poles can help make walking a safer and more productive exercise. We also had the opportunity to test drive the poles for ourselves!

April

Tamalea Stone of Drive On! informed us about what's involved in getting your driver's licence back after a serious health issue. She provides one-on-one training and guidance throughout the entire process.

March

Debbie Hellyer of FishAbility shared with us the details on two programs she offers locally: Adaptive Fishing and Sledge Hockey. With her special equipment, anyone who can so much as move one finger can catch fish! We will be making use of her services for our annual Summer Picnic  this year.

September

Peter Kayser of Kayser Financial Services spoke to us about the Disability Tax Credit. His colleague, Brent Tully, enlightened us about the Registered Disability Savings Plan. While the savings plan is geared toward younger people with disabilities (less than age 50), the tax credit is something that most of us can take advantage of. Call Peter at 705-755-0100 if you have any questions.

 

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Peer Support Services at March Of Dimes offers fully accessible travel opportunities to various interesting and exotic locations. Not only are all facilities entirely accessible throughout each trip, individual needs are assessed prior to travel & appropriate attendant services are included (to give caregivers a much needed break!) Travelers with no need for attendant services pay  a basic rate that is competitive with other travel services, so friends and family can join in the fun.

March Of Dimes also offers the opportunity to enjoy sporting and entertainment events closer to home. These are fully accessible once participants reach the event location. Space is usually limited and available on a "first come, first served" basis, so please contact Aisha Mian at 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7212 as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these popular activities.

Click here to check the current schedule for:

Accessible Travel

Accessible Day Trips

If interested in accessible travel, please contact Keith Rashid at 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7213 or krashid@marchofdimes.ca

For further details, please visit our

Activities Bulletin Board

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

 A Walking Group is being formed. Stay tuned for more information and updates.

  

For information and details on accessible activities and therapeutic programs, please click on our Bulletin Board.

For helpful local accessibility information based on members' actual experience, take a stroll down:

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RECENT ACTIVITIES

We had a very enjoyable Holiday Lunch on December 4th. A festive spirit was in the air as we celebrated the successful conclusion of another year. Thanks to The Cheese Shop for a fabulous turkey dinner!

30 Group members gathered on June 12th to tour the Ice Age Mammals exhibit at the Peterborough Museum & Archives and to enjoy each others company. After viewing the imposing bones of extinct mastodons, mammoths and other long lost mega fauna, we had a very nice picnic lunch in the pavilion behind the museum.

On December 12 we gathered for our annual Holiday Lunch. Thirty five Group members and family enjoyed a classic turkey dinner as we looked back on another successful year.

On October 29th, World Stroke Day was formally recognized in the City of Peterborough. Deputy Mayor Henry Clarke kindly read the proclamation in the foyer of City Hall.  Thanks to all the members who attended to show their support!

Thanks to everyone who supported our Open House on October 17.  We met a few potential new members and enjoyed socializing for the afternoon. Thanks as well to Sara from March of Dimes, Sheri from the Central-East LHIN and Kimberley from the PRHC Stroke Ward for providing display material and expertise on stroke recovery programs in our community. And last but not least, thanks to Nexicom for providing the refreshments!

On July 17 we had our annual Summer Picnic & BBQ. This year we traveled to Bewdley where, thanks to the folks from FishAbility Sports Club, we enjoyed the option of adaptive fishing or a pleasant cruise on Rice Lake. A good time was had by one and all. Thanks to everyone who brought a food contribution and to Nadine for helping to organize the event.

Just under 50 Group members and friends enjoyed our annual Holiday Lunch at Northminster United Church on December 13th. The volunteers provided a fabulous meal of roast turkey with all the trimmings and homemade pie for dessert. It was a great way to finish our 11th year of operation and to get into the Holiday Spirit!

Thanks to all who attended our Open House on October 11. We met some new stroke survivors and caregivers, and otherwise had a pleasant afternoon socializing amongst ourselves.

We enjoyed a fantastic pot luck Picnic & BBQ on August 23rd at Sandy & Gary's beautiful home on Chemong Lake. Over 30 Group members and friends attended. Thanks to Sandy & Gary, to Rose for organizing, to Clem for cooking and to everyone for the wonderful food!

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