Monday, February 22, 2016

'Tis the planning season!

By Monica Vest Wheeler
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp Staff Volunteer

Our staff and volunteers take fun seriously! Planning for the 2016 Stroke Camp season started last year as our crew got together to work on the theme, discussion group topics, entertainment, crafts and much more.

Now, I'm not going to reveal right now what we're doing for 2016, but I thought you'd enjoy this glimpse into what went into our planning for last year's theme of our around the world with Stroke Camp. We are a close-knit group that thrives on fun and working together to create the best experience for our stroke survivors, caregivers and volunteers.

We tried out costumes for skits and group activities and had many laughs in the process. We also experimented "on" some of our local stroke survivors who are members of the Chime Strokers to try the "me books" concept last year, which was very successful. It was an opportunity for us to gauge the interest, comfort level and how much time it took to complete the project. 

As you can tell, we love what we do because we love our survivors and caregivers. We love even more what we get in return: the smiles, the laughter, the friendship and THE love!

Can't wait for the new season to start!!