Stroke survivors from across the Wirral are being encouraged to discover their musical side and join a new choir. The Stroke Association, in partnership with Wirral Community NHS Trust, is organising the choir, which will be made up of people who have been affected by stroke and their carers. More than 152,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK, and one third will have aphasia. Aphasia affects people’s ability to communicate, whether it is speaking, reading, writing or understanding. The charity will host a pilot choir meeting at Kylemore Community Centre in Pensby, on Tuesday 4 March from 10am – 12pm. For details on further meetings contact Wendy Kay on the details below. Wendy Kay, Communication Support Coordinator from the Stroke Association, said: “Aphasia has a massive impact on stroke survivors’ lives and some people can find singing is a good form of expression. “We hope that the choir will help people discover a new talent or rediscover an old one. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an expert, it will be fun and friendly for all involved.” To find out more about the choir please email contact Wendy Kay on 0151 625 6483. For more information about stroke, ring the Helpline on 0303 30 33 100 or visit www.stroke.org.uk.
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