Dipping a toe into Activities

Today I’m venturing into the Stroke Association online activities.
Preliminary meeting this morning.
I don’t know what I am letting myself in for, but I feel sure it will be interesting.

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Hi @Bobbi, I’m sure it will be good for you. I really enjoyed the fortnightly “Zoom Cafe” meetings organised by the stroke association where you get together with other SS and just discuss anything. Normally it would be related to issues we all face and it is a really good way to see how others are affected.
It is quite a nice social thing and if (like me) you don’t mind jumping in when there is too long an awkward silence then I feel I can help others with my advice of my experiences.
As they say, it’s good to talk, and I’ve always found I feel better afterwards. Just have to be conscious not to steam roller the meeting and let others talk when they want to. :rofl::joy_cat::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
I’m sure you’ll get some benefit from it.
All the best,
Mark

Sounds a good idea. How do you join?

there’s info in the post linked to below

@Retrokeyplayer

I’ve just attended my first meeting with some other stroke survivors, also new to this, conducted by Nicola of the stroke association.

(Details of how to get involved in the post above.)

Nicola explained how these Zoom calls were conducted and what sort of activities were available.

The meeting was informal, very relaxed and questions were encouraged.

I don’t get out of the house at present, so this gives me some outside contact that I find invaluable. I know there are others in this situation who would also want to be involved.

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I also attended this meeting & will be joining others as & when I can. It gives me the opportunity to speak with other people as I can only go out if someone takes, & my hearing issues allow, me so spend a lot of time on my own. There’s no pressure to join any of the sessions & it sounds like you can just dip in & out as you want to to.

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I followed up the beginner session with a look at the geneology group.
They were discussing the research they had done and received advice on how to improve their searches. My wife and I were told how to make a start and it was explained that the early stages would be deliberately uncomplicated. We decided to continue and go a bit further with this. It does look interesting and there is help on offer.

I thoroughly enjoyed researching my family tree. It can be quite addictive especially if you come across little mysteries. I need to get back into it as still some mysteries to unravel. Would love to hear how you’re getting on.

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@Bobbi I’m sure you’ll enjoy these sessions, good to hear you’re taking advantage of them.

Best wishes

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Another Zoom meeting today. A chance to meet other Stroke Survivors and also to learn more about stroke.
The experience was interesting and useful on many levels. There are other activities but I won’t try to tackle them all at once, it wouldn’t do to burn out after the first couple of sessions.

@Mrs5K I bet it is absorbing. I’ll be sure to post after my first session.

@Mahoney Thanks for the good wishes, I’m looking forward to more :grinning:

Next step right now is to have a brew and give myself an hour to relax and recharge.

@Bobbi thats great to know. It sounds really positive. Enjoy and great work on your wobble walk. Soon you will be hurrying around. My best wishes and luck :grinning: enjoy your brew, Loraine

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@Bobbi not sure if it was mentioned in the genealogy session but a site I used a lot was freebmd.

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

It’s a good starting point & worth a look.

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Thanks @Loshy I see you are regular too, it must be the brussels sprouts. :smiley:

I’ve made a note @Mrs5K will take a look as you suggest. Thanks :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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