My Stroke The Think Ahead Tavern The Think Ahead Tavern Covid-19: Think Ahead Tavern Update Due to social distancing, Think Ahead Stroke has now taken The Tavern, its popular pub-themed support group, onto online video platform Zoom. Tavern group meetings still take place at the usual usual time of 1.30pm on a Tuesday afternoon and include online pub games, quizzes and banter with the regulars. If you're a stroke survivor or carer, and The Online Tavern sounds of interest, then please email Alex at [email protected] The Tavern Today, around one in four strokes happen to people of working age, often leaving younger people with physical and psychological challenges to overcome. Let’s not dress it up: this can be tough going and lonely at times! In recognition of this Think Ahead has established a support group for younger male stroke survivors (but open to stroke survivors of any age and ability if they wish). The group meets 1pm each Tuesday at Ashland House, Ince, and is an opportunity for the lads to get together for a couple of hours, relax and have a laugh. Each week there are traditional pub games such as a quiz, snooker, darts, air hockey and dominos, plus an Xbox Kinect. Simply put, spending time with people of a similar age and background is proven to alleviate social isolation and improve wellbeing – it just perks you up! The group is full of like-minded individuals who all have ventured down a similar path, and share similar experiences. Strangers soon become friends in the Tavern, and the group is well connected within the local community. We have even been visited by local rugby league team, Wigan Warriors. Our peer mentors will also be on hand to keep tabs on mood and anxiety and can offer advice and support if needed. So why not give us a call on 01942 824 888 or email us at [email protected] and get down to our next Think Ahead Tavern.