About

Since 1974 we have been the main provider of stroke recovery and community re-integration services to North and West Vancouver residents. We offer peer and volunteer supported programming in an inclusive group atmosphere 4 days/week from 10am – 2 pm.

We have 3 coordinators, 1 speech language pathologist, 2 exercise therapists, 2 music therapists and over 30 volunteers. We also provide caregiver support for those interested on the 3rd Monday of the month at our West Vancouver location.

Mission Statement

To encourage our members to live with dignity and independence in their own homes for as long as they possibly can. To help them improve their speech and mobility, enhancing their quality of life by encouraging them to be partners in their own recovery through self help.

Values    

The North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre offers stroke survivors and/or caregivers an opportunity to come together with other stroke survivors in a supportive environment. They receive help with speech, physical exercises, and enjoy mind-challenging games such as bridge and cribbage as well as crafts and carpet bowling. They also have an opportunity to socialize and to make new friends, thereby helping to prevent isolation and depression.  The North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre brings health care closer to home.

Goals

  1. To address the functional, psycho-social and physical needs and goals of stroke survivors.
  2. To address the need of caregivers to be their advocate and provide informal respite.
  3. To encourage independence through self help.
  4. To evaluate the services of the North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre and use the information collected in the program planning.
  5. To promote public awareness of stroke disability and of the services available at the Centre.