Something about this new Group.
I am a member of this Forum and a stroke survivor.
Before I had this stroke our family had an occasional online meeting using Zoom, usually during a holiday period. I ran a quiz for family members. All of that fell away. Strangely it disappeared as covid appeared. So I have not been involved in anything like it for a few years.
Since my stroke, I have found reading and writing on this forum to be useful and stimulating. I have learned that I’m not the only stroke survivor in the world. The problems I have encountered are not mine alone.
In addition, the folk who contribute on this forum are kind, listen and often have something useful to say. Hearing what others have to say has helped me to cope with what is, in truth, a traumatic experience. Contact in this way has helped me see where I am in the world and even shown me what choices I can make. Plus it is nice to feel there is someone out there who listens and understands.
It has occurred to me that a Zoom meeting, once in a while could provide this sort of interaction, face to face, as well. At least it could give an opportunity for contact with someone in the same sort of predicament as oneself. I don’t know how it would work out in reality, but maybe it is worth a try?
I will set up Zoom meetings every once in a while, if there is some interest. Maybe I am offering to take on more than I can manage. I am not a professional, I have no backing and I would be providing this service free, in my own time and by a free Zoom call. Nevertheless I am tempted to try this out. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say.
Does the idea of taking part in something like this interest you? Have you any thoughts on the matter? Will you apply to join such a meeting?
I will watch and wait. Any feedback on this thread will help me take a direction. I am optimistic, but there are no guarantees.
Take care and . . .
keep on keepin’ on
Because this is an open space, for your safety, comfort and security, only registered members of the Forum can join the Group.
(you can join My Stroke Guide at https://mystrokeguide.com/)
We will try to make sure everyone who joins gets a chance to take part.