Category: Living With Stroke

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  • Category: Living With Stroke

    We were delighted when Sir Ian McCartney Chair of Healthwatch spent the afternoon with us to officially launch our Self Care for Stroke Programme. The afternoon went really well. For those who don’t know what this is all about we are pleased to announce that we offer a course of six two hour weekly sessions […]

  • Category: Living With Stroke

    Week one and two of the ‘Self Care for Stroke Training Programme took place this month with a great turn out from Stroke Survivors and Carers alike. On week one Carol gave an introductory welcome speech highlighting what Think Ahead does for Stroke Survivors and Carers in the local community. This was followed by two […]

  • Category: Awareness, Living With Stroke

    During Think Ahead’s Raising Stroke Awareness week Dr Andy Sutton a GP Commissioner for the Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group spoke out on how to help prevent Stroke. He outlined his concerns regarding the higher incidence of Stroke in the Wigan Borough and the importance of lifestyle choices such as lack of exercise obesity smoking […]

  • Category: Living With Stroke, Personal Blog

    Are you ready for winter? Is your home ready for winter? As I sat thinking of something interesting and useful I suddenly thought of the winter! Probably because I have just heard the central heating click on! … Are you ready for winter? I know we can’t cover every eventuality but we can certainly limit […]

  • Category: Events Awareness, Living With Stroke

    Asda Distribution are welcoming Think Ahead health trainers nurses the smoking cessation team and Active Living to their site on Wheatlea Industrial Estate Wigan on Friday 12th October 2012 to offer ‘free’ blood pressure checks promote healthy lifestyle choices and raise awareness of Stroke to all their employees. We are encouraging organisations to display our […]

  • Category: Living With Stroke, Personal Blog

    Community Stroke Support PART TWO: – Lounge and Bathroom Last month I spoke about clearing the kitchen to make moving about and daily living easier. This month it’s the turn of the lounge and bathroom. The same rules apply as with the kitchen; keep walk ways as clear as possible and position chairs and tables […]

  • Category: Living With Stroke, Personal Blog

    Community Stroke Support PART ONE:- The Kitchen: As I visit new referrals homes I am very aware that if you’re living environment is made as safe and user friendly as possible by adapting our daily living spaces we can help ourselves to feel less disabled! My topic for this month is: The Kitchen. Re-positioning the […]