Staying Active After a Stroke
Friday 29th October
2pm – 3pm
Multiple factors can make it challenging for many stroke survivors to stay active after rehabilitation finishes. This interactive talk will explore how to overcome some of the barriers to staying active, as well as offering tips to boost your confidence and find the right physical activity for you.
In this session, Nicola Evans, founder of Finding Your New Normal, will share her personal journey, from experiencing 6 strokes to how she accepted her new life, and the important part that mindfulness played in that process. Craig Pankhurst, a former international swimmer, will talk about his experience of how to live a positive and fulfilling life after stroke, the strategies Craig has adopted to enable that to happen, and what motivated him to found the charity A Stroke of Luck.