Stroke Support Services

Community Care for South Hastings has been offering stroke support services since May 2013. Monthly support groups are available for Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and Couples at our Belleville location.

Stroke Survivors

2nd Wednesday of every month

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility: Has experienced a TIA or a stroke at any point in your life

This group brings survivors together to share information about recovery, successes and stressors. We talk about feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and other emotions that are common to people after experiencing a stroke. Goal setting and self-management are practiced and encouraged. Ideas about rehabilitation and community resources are shared.

Caregivers: 3rd Thursday of every month

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Provides physical and/or emotional care to a TIA stroke survivor

This group provides an opportunity for Caregivers to share the effects of stroke on family relationships. Daily challenges are discussed as well as the sharing of successful coping strategies. Information about the availability of community resources and how to access them is shared. The idea of ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ is encouraged and practiced.

Couples: 4th Wednesday of every month

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Eligibility: TIA or stroke survivor and their caregiver

This group provides an opportunity for Stroke Survivors and their Caregivers to share concerns and problem solve together as a way to help manage changes in daily life and in relationships.

There is no cost to participate. Refreshments are provided.

All of the groups are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Open to new members
  • Led by a trained facilitator
  • Provided snacks and refreshments

Living with Stroke Series

The Living with Stroke series is offered twice a year. The goal of the program is to provide you with tools and support to reduce the risk or another stroke and to improve the quality of your life. This free program consists of 2 hour sessions which run for 6 consecutive weeks. It is open to Stroke Survivors and Caregivers. Topics that are covered include:

  • Learning about stroke and dealing with its impact on your life
  • Dealing with physical changes and maintaining activities
  • Understanding the importance of nutrition to your recovery and living with diet restrictions
  • Dealing with communication and mental function issues
  • Understanding and dealing with emotions after stroke
  • Maintaining important activities and relationships
  • Learning how to reduce your risk of stroke
  • Using your knowledge to continue with your recovery and your life

To register for any of the Stroke Support groups, please contact Lorraine at:

613-969-0130 Extension: 5207 or by email using our contact us form.

For more details, please see our Stroke Support brochure below. To change pages, zoom in or out or to download the brochure, position your cursor over the brochure so that the tool bar appears at the bottom of the PDF image.

Stroke Support Brochure