Once a stroke survivor is discharged from hospital and returns home, or moves into appropriate accommodation, he or she embarks on a life-long stroke recovery journey. Throughout this journey, the stroke survivor, carers and family members must make adjustments to cope with various stroke-related disabilities, and rebuild their respective lives. Community-based stroke support groups, like the Boroondara Stroke Support Group, can play an important role by helping stroke survivors and their carers to make the necessary adjustments and to rebuild their post-stroke lives.
Generally speaking, BSSG Membership is open to stroke survivors and carers living in the City of Boroondara. We also welcome volunteers who would like to help stroke survivors and carers on their long stroke recovery journeys. However, we are flexible to the extent that people living outside Boroondara, or people with a brain injury other than stroke, such as Parkinson’s disease, may become members if we can provide them with the support they need.
The BSSG offers its members a wide range of activities and programs that help stroke survivors and their carers to rebuild their post-stroke lives and to reintegrate into their local communities. By providing a range of programs, and by encouraging stroke survivors to participate in them, we hope to provide each of our members with something new around which their post-stroke lives can be built.
The cost of membership of the BSSG is minimal, at only $15 per year.
The BSSG obtains the funds necessary to run these programs largely by obtaining grants and receiving valuable support from organisations such as the Access Health and Community (formerly Inner East Community Health), the Hawthorn Community Chest, the City of Boroondara, the Rotary Clubs of Kew and Preston, the Jack Brockhoff Foundation and the Federal Government’s Stronger Community Programs. We also have very valuable partnerships with community organisations such as Uniting AgeWell’s Elgin Street Centre and the MCC Kew Sports Club.
Click here for the Membership Application Form