Building Life After Stroke Together began as a simple acronym demonstrating the value of peer support amongst stroke survivors. B.L.A.S.T. is a recreational weekend that by osmosis generates a feeling of well being. It's simulated “therapy under the guise of fun”. Building Life After Stroke Together allows for the creation of new memories, enabling a shift towards a Better Life In Stroke Survival.
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Easter long Weekend Good Friday to Easter Monday
Snail Mail Address: TurtleTalk.ca B.L.A.S.T. 2340 Ferndale Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1Y8
Click on the road to BLAST And share our bliss
Daytime Phone: Evening or Fax:
(604) 943- 3206 (604) 253 - 2390
TurtleTalk.ca All inclusive with coach pick up from Lower Mainland and ferry terminals
RAISON D' ETRE Stroke Survivors have a vested interest in our 24/7 lifelong journey. "Building Life After Stroke Together‟ encourages an active role in recovery by having a BLAST and finding BLISS. GOAL We strive for BLAST Campers to become proud ambassadors for stroke recovery by providing a vehicle to achieve confidence, self esteem and enhance lives. ACTIVITIES Crafts, Games, Music, Exercises, Pool, Campfire and more. Special group activities are dependent on the generosity of volunteer practitioners and could include Conductive Education, Yoga, Aroma Therapy, or Educational Talks
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Health care practitioners, researchers, medical students, and others interested in stroke recovery are welcome. Experience life with stroke survivors performing active daily life skills and coping strategies in real life situations. Live and learn through casual conversation, unmatched in a clinical settings . • • • • •
We are 100% volunteer driven. Prize donations accepted. Donations go directly to camp cost. $25 Gift certificates are available. $25 Early Bird Discount if registered before Nov. 30. (Deposit of $50 required)
Check turtletalk.ca for everything you need to know or to contact us. The pool has a wheelchair ramp and is heated to a comfortable 92 degrees. Volunteers play a key role aiding survivors during pool time.
A team of massage therapists treat BLAST campers to a personal massage. Aromatic oils fill the room while they preformed Shiatsu, Healing Touch, Ayurvedic, Cranio sacral, etc.
REQUIREMENTS Campers must be able to climb into the bus or provide their own transportation. If help is needed with personal care camper must be accompanied by someone who can help. (ie: dressing, toileting, mobility, medicating).
CAMP SQUAMISH grounds and buildings are wheelchair accessible. Heart healthy meals recipes are submitted by BLAST campers. Vegetarian, Diabetic, gluten free, lactose intolerant meals are available if requested in advance.
Published on Feb 13, 2012