Today’s the 5th year anniversary for the OSRS Website! What better way to celebrate it, than to celebrate the latest Music Therapy Session in Foster Park!
Special Thanks to Tom for his incredible contributions to the music session! We want to hear more! Many Thanks to Bernice and Karen for the Loafundraiser, treats, and ice cream! Last but not least, thanks to June of Smart Move Services for her continued support of our website! Here’s to the next 5 years!
If anyone has some pictures of the session, please send them over. They’ll get added to the gallery!
Check out some of the pictures we have so far:
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.