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STROKE INFORMATION

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Hope and help for stroke survivors and caregivers

Our friendly support and first-hand experiences

can help you cope with life after a stroke.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICES ***

Due to the pandemic,  all  MCSA in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice.

We need volunteers to serve as chapter chairpersons and helpers

in order to resume having chapter meetings in 2023. 

Let us know if you can help.

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Our monthly Communique' newsletter is now digital.

To receive an email copy, send your name and email address to [email protected]

To request postal delivery to your home or office,

leave a message with your name and mailing address

on our helpline phone  (301-681-6272) or via email ([email protected]).

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 Please consider donating to MCSA.

* Send checks to MCSA, PO Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343.

 NOTE:  MCSA is authorized to solicit donations

from Maryland residents only.

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SAVE the dates and plan to attend our upcoming  programs:

* January 10  (Tuesday,  2-3 p.m. Eastern Time): 

"Continuing your Fitness Journey Post Stroke"

Presented by Jared Ciner, Spirit Club

Virtual program.  Email invitations will be sent.

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* January 19th:  MCSA's Virtual Stroke Support Group

(3rd Thursdays at 3pm to 4pm Eastern Time via Zoom)

Virtual program.  Email invitations will be sent.

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* January 4 and 25:  Chair Yoga with Regine.

Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12 noon Eastern Time.

Virtual program. Email invitations will be sent.

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(See details about our upcoming programs in our monthly Communique' newsletters

or email [email protected] for more information.)


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (Virtual)

WHEN: 

TUESDAY,  JANUARY 10, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time

TOPIC:

"CONTINUING YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY POST- STROKE"

SPEAKER:

JARED CINER,  SPIRIT CLUB

Description:

*Learn about the importance of physical activity after a stroke.

*Discover ways to maintain physical activity and find resources to help you, especially after PT and OT services have ended.


MCSA's educational programs are free,  online presentations via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Zoom invitations will be emailed.

To register or get more details:

Leave a phone message for MCSA at 301-681-6272 or send an email to [email protected] Include your name, phone number, and email address.

 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP (Virtual)

WHEN

3rd THURSDAYS,

 3-4 PM Eastern Time

NEXT DATE:  JANUARY 19, 2023

Description:
* This is a free, friendly, online monthly support group for stroke survivors, family caregivers, and allied health care providers.

 * Ask questions about stroke, offer suggestions about post-stroke recovery, and share helpful stroke resources.

To register or get more details:

Leave a phone message for MCSA at  301-681-6272 or send an email to [email protected]  Include your name, phone number, and email address.


CHAIR YOGA WITH REGINE

WHEN:

1st and 4th WEDNESDAYS

11 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Time


Description: 

* Join us online to practice deep breathing and gentle stretching movements that can be done while sitting in a chair (or standing near a chair).

* Regine provides suggestions for alternative ways to do each movement for those who have limited arm or leg function.

MCSA's Chair Yoga classes are free, online presentations via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Zoom invitations will be emailed.

To register or get more details:

Leave a phone message for MCSA at 301-681-6272 or send an email to [email protected] Include your name, phone number, and email address.


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BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING:

Virtual meetings only (via Zoom)

Date:   Thursday, January 12, 2023

Time:  10 AM - 12:00 noon (Eastern Time) via Zoom

Contact Person:  Amy Boltz

(Call 248-652-0304 or email MCSA at [email protected]).

 

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 ONLINE STROKE RESOURCES

For a list of online resources that might be helpful to stroke survivors and their family caregivers-- including virtual stroke support groups-- email a request to MCSA ([email protected]).

Two pages of online resources have been included  in several recent issues of MCSA's Communique' newsletter

If you need a copy, call 301-681-6272 or email us at [email protected] --  and leave a message with your request and your contact information.  

 

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 Accessible sailing with CRAB

Twice each year (in May or June and again in September or October), MCSA hosts a sailing trip with CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating) in Annapolis, Md.

If you are interested in sailing with us, leave us a message via email ([email protected]) or call Janet Gritz (301-622-2282).  Include your name and contact information.  Seating is limited.


              ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 Pandemic  Cancellation Notice

All in-person MCSA meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic.

* Look for  MCSA updates  regarding future meetings or  cancellations. 

Send your email address to [email protected] so we can contact you via email.

 * If you need help from MCSA,  leave us a message at 301-681-6272.  Include your name and contact information.

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Meeting Program Requests

* We welcome your suggestions for topics, speakers, days and times you would prefer for upcoming virtual meetings.  

* We need volunteers to help plan and coordinate meetings and programs.

 * If you can help or you have suggestions,

email [email protected] or leave a message on our non-emergency telephone helpline at  301-681-6272.


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MCSA's Communique' newsletter is now distributed online only (unless home delivery is requested).

Please be sure we have your current email address so that we can keep you informed.   Send email address updates to [email protected]


To request "home delivery",  leave a message for MCSA at 301-681-6272 or at [email protected]  Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (if available).



Communique' newsletter

Membership in MCSA is free.
Sign up to receive our free, informative newsletter each month.  Learn about MCSA's programs and community events of interest, including other local stroke support groups, health fairs, and stroke research projects. 

Leave your name, phone number, email address, and home mailing address at 301-681-6272 or online at [email protected]


Donations to MCSA may be sent to

MCSA, P.O. Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343.   Donations of any size are appreciated very much!


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CONTACT US

MCSA​

P.O. Box 9343

Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343​

Phone:  (301) 681-6272
Email:  [email protected]