Support for stroke survivors and their carers

Maleny stroke survivors and their carers don't have to face recovery and rehabilitation alone.

The Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group offers support, education and a place to share personal experiences of their post-stroke journey.

The Hospital's senior occupational therapist, Rhianna Friend, said the Group was formed last year to provide the opportunity for those affected by stroke to come together at the Hospital and support one another.

"Medical and allied health staff provide information sessions on topics such as 'depression following stroke', 'falls prevention', and 'healthy diet following stroke"," Ms Friend said.

"Stroke is one of Australia's most common cause of death and a leading cause of disability; statistics indicate that one in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime.

"This affects someone's mother, father, partner, sibling, child, relative or friend."

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

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