Jim Molle is an enthusiastic member of the Oceanside Stroke Recovery Society. Says Jim, “It is such a wonderful program. I look forward to coming every Friday.”
Jim was born in Wainwright, Alberta and grew up in Calgary. He spent his working career in the engineering division of TELUS. He loved to rebuild old cars and machined parts for them on a lathe. In 1979 and 1980, he was the speed boat champion for Canada. One of Jim’s treasured possessions is his certificate of membership in MENSA Canada.
In June of 1999, at 45 years of age, Jim suffered a stroke. Then, in a ‘stroke of luck’, Jim’s wife met Sandy Glazier at the dog park in 2017, Sandy being the wife of a stroke survivor who is already a member of OSRS. Jim soon learned about the Society’s benefits.
Jim is very positive about the benefits of his weekly visits with OSRS. “The speech therapy and group activities are excellent and keep the mind active and get new connections happening. It has improved my quality of life. There’s a feeling of belonging and everyone is so supportive and helpful.” He recommends OSRS for other stroke survivors, saying, “Yes, it is a necessity; it keeps you positive and motivated!”