Here's how Sheffield stroke survivors can join classes to aid recovery

Paces, the Sheffield-based specialist centre which supports adults with brain injuries and complex needs, is launching a series of free sessions to support stroke sufferers in Yorkshire with their recovery.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 9:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 9:12 pm

The six-week programme of virtual classes, which will start early in the New Year, aim to help those who are struggling to keep active and aid their recovery, both physically and mentally.

The free sessions will be led by neuro-rehabilitation expert Jules McDonald.

They will include work on walking and mobility, hand and fine motor skills and breathing and speech.

One of the online exercise sessions for stroke survivors

Jules said: “We know that keeping active and recovering from a stroke has been particularly difficult over the last few months which is why we’re proud to have adapted the work we do to support individuals remotely.

“Our new, free classes in the New Year are an opportunity for more people to get the benefits we can offer direct to their homes, supporting their recovery both physically and mentally.

"I look forward to seeing many new faces on the sessions in January.”

One stroke survivor called Andy said of the classes: “In the darkness of stroke recovery our once-a-week workout with Paces puts a rare smile on our faces.

"Don’t sit there going rotten, let the Paces team remind your brain what it has forgotten.”

Another participant called Desney said: “‘I especially enjoy the online group sessions and seeing the other members.

"It is so good for both my physical and mental health.”

Limited spaces on the six-week course are available but Paces want to encourage anyone who thinks they may benefit, or anyone who knows someone who might be interested, to get in touch for a taster session.

Call Paces head of adult services Darren Walker on 07376 205754 or email http://www.wearepaces.com/[email protected]

More details on the sessions can be found at www.wearepaces.com/strokesupport.

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