Last week’s Music Therapy session was a special one! The theme: Cowboy Songs (Walt’s great suggestion)! Walt came dressed as the man in black (picture coming soon). Hopefully, when things are brighter, we’ll see him dressed in white :D.
But the big news: 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside recently selected OSRS as the recipient of their quarterly donation to a local charity. Meeting via Zoom, they listened to 3 members talk about their nominated organization. The members then voted, OSRS was selected, and received $28,900! Thank you!!!!
This gift couldn’t have come at a better time, as Covid forced us to suspend many of our core fundraising activities. The funds will help cover the cost of the hall, our Coordinator, and various therapy programs. Our therapy sessions (run by professionals) include: exercise therapy, music therapy, art therapy, two speech therapists, an occupational therapist, and a psychologist (who provides counselling to stroke survivors and their caregivers). Some of these sessions are on hold until we can meet indoors again, of course.
Best of all, attending these sessions encourages social interactions which gives us a great opportunity to tell each other some bad jokes, and further develop the things we are working on in the sessions!!!
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you (!), 100+ Women Who Care Oceanside!
Check out some pictures from the amazing afternoon (click to enlarge): Updated with more pictures, thank you Bernice and Suzanne!!!
(Gallery will be updated with more pictures as they become available)
Kathleen has been contacted by someone doing research on stroke survivors. She requested we share an introduction with you, and the board accepted her request.
Here’s her message:
January 18, 2021
Smart Move continues to support Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society at their new location in Parksville. June Wood donates a portion of all items sold in the store. She also invites her clients to donate their potion of their sold items to OSRS. These donations are used to cover the cost of our therapy programs.
Smart Move offers their clients hand sanitizer, and masks are mandatory. There are a variety of locally made masks for sale if someone is looking for extra reusable or washable masks. The new store is large and can accommodate up to 20 people at a time. June is very cautious regarding customers coming into the store. Not only for client safety, but for the safety of staff, volunteers and herself.
Check out Smart Move’s new location at #149 Alberni Highway in downtown Parksville!
Open Tuesday to Saturday. Hours 10 am to 4 pm
OSRS members are grateful for Smart Move’s fundraising efforts.
November came and went with: Flu shots, exercises, and paintings, oh my!
Special thanks to everyone for doing such a great job following the Covid Safety Measures! We’re living through a stressful time, and these extra precautions not only keep us safe, but they allow us to more easily enjoy the therapy sessions!
December’s Morning and Afternoon Schedules are up on the site and available here.
The flu shot clinic went off without a hitch. Many Thanks to MJ for taking some splendid pictures of it (although Rick doesn’t appear to be enjoying himself ;).
Check them out: