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Social Support and Activities

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How do I continue activities I enjoy?

Recovery is about getting back to meaningful activities and living as independently as possible .

The effects of stroke may require you to make changes in your daily life. But, you don’t have to give up all hobbies or leisure activities you enjoyed before your stroke. 

Your occupational therapist can help you to adapt some activities and learn to use assistive devices. Fishing and golfing are examples of such activities. 

You may also wish to explore new interests. Many community and day programs offer social, recreational and exercise activities for people living with stroke. 

Physical activity is a great way for you to:

  • Stay active
  • Reduce the risk of another stroke
  • Meet people

Some programs or activities you may want to consider include:

  • Local community centre programs
  • Bowling leagues
  • Gardening programs
  • Pool programs
  • Group exercise classes like yoga, pilates or tai chi

 

Where to learn more about this topic:

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