Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club

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January 19, 2017 15:51

The Stroke Club started 21 years ago for younger survivors, but they have aged and there has not been much success in recruiting the younger age group.




Sara Boxenbaum

Sara Boxenbaum (center) introduces communication and hearing-disorder students from the University of Haifa, who presented club members with a quiz. (photo credit:WENDY BLUMFIELD)

Passing through a hospital department or rehabilitation center, it is distressing to see the effects of strokes. The long, difficult road to recovery is a challenge for a patient at any age and for the family.

But at the Stroke Club in the Ramot Sapir Community Center in Haifa, the positive atmosphere, dynamic energy, buzzing conversation and plentiful laughter show that these stroke survivors are indeed meeting challenges they face.

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