The GSA offers support to people with strokes, their families and carers through a range of detailed information, booklets and advice.
We hold a group each week to help stroke members recover cognitive skills eg. memory, numbers, reading, writing (especially if you have to learn to use your other hand), etc. also speech through friendly interactive work in small groups or on a one to one basis.
Outings – where families can come along and join in the fun. Outings are free to all our stroke members but we do ask spouses and friends to pay for themselves.
Family support – we have a range of booklets/ leaflets on all aspects of strokes and families can come for advice on helping stroke patients at home etc.
We understand that a stroke can be devastating to families and can affect all of the family.
We raise funds for essential equipment for stroke sufferers where needed and appropriate.
The group has guest speakers from time to time who can offer talks on various subjects and a lady who comes in occasionally to introduce a musical afternoon and singing. People who have suffered a stroke can sometimes find that they can sing better than speak and singing can strengthen the speech muscles.