Posted on: September 26, 2015

Fit For Function

Gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke

A community-based exercise program for individuals with stroke and their caregivers.

This community-based exercise and educational program is designed for persons with stroke and their caregivers to gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke. The partners include the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford, the YMCA of Niagara, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Brant Community Healthcare System and Niagara Health System.
Fit For Function is currently recruiting people who have had a stroke to participate in a research study.
All people who agree to take part in the study will be randomly assigned to either an intervention group who will receive the “Fit for Function” Stroke Wellness Program, or to a control group who will receive a regular YMCA membership. Participation for both groups is three months and a YMCA membership is provided.
You will have an equal chance of being assigned to either group. The program is led by YMCA staff with support from a physiotherapist.
You are able to participate if you:
– Have had a stroke
– Are 18 years of age or older
– Are living in the community
– Are able to walk independently with or without an aid for a distance of at least 10 metres
– Are able to be active for 60 minutes with rest breaks
– Are able to independently follow instructions
– Have permission from your doctor
– Are not involved in active rehabilitation

For More Information

For more information about the study or to sign up now, please contact:
Susanne Sinclair – Study Coordinator
905 525-9140 ext. 27810
The Les Chater YMCA is running Fit For Function for those that want to do the program but do not want to participate in the study.