Welcome to Woking Strokeability
Woking Strokeability is a group set up to assist stroke survivors and help their carers. We are a small group which has charitable status. The purpose of Woking Strokeability is to provide support, aerobic and aqua aerobic exercise with qualified instructors and social events for stroke survivors and their carers.
Why the community needs this charity
We help to restore confidence and fitness. Help with getting limbs moving as much as possible. Carers need support and benefit from the contact with fellow members. Exercise is so valuable after a stroke, whatever type has been suffered. As well as therapeutic exercise we arrange outings and social events such as meals out, sailing and theatre trips.
Results and outcomes
After stroke survivors are allowed home, we provide the exercise. With exercise, mobility and confidence are improved and, in some cases, paralysed limbs are able to regain some movement.
Impact of Coronavirus
Almost all our members are over 60, with some in their 80s. Due to the impact of their disability and / or age the majority need to self-isolate for the full 12 weeks. During this period, we cannot hold our regular twice-weekly exercise sessions. In common with many organisations, we are using Zoom to bring our members together. This is not just for the exercise sessions, but also to provide socialisation and support for our members.
At this challenging time, in addition to donations from our supporters, we are pleased to have been the recipient of a grant from the Surrey Coronavirus Response Fund. They are funding our twice-weekly virtual sessions and helping to provide our members with exercise equipment that they can use at home. The picture shows Issi our trainer and some members at one of our Zoom sessions.