For a downloadable/printable list of current programs with scheduling and pricing, click here.
The programs we offer here at the Center are designed to challenge and support survivors
at any place in their individual journey. Most of the programs are offered in a group environment
that provides social interaction as well as lots of encouragement and inspiration!
To enroll in a class or if you have questions about any of these programs,
feel free to contact us.
Aphasia Music Therapy
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and/or the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke. Aphasia Music Therapy is led by a board-certified neurological music therapist, who helps stroke survivors with aphasia learn to use music to help with conversational speech. People with aphasia are surprised when they are able to sing words that they are not able to say! Research shows us that people with Aphasia have success re-learning communication through accessing the musical portion of the brain.
We are currently taking names for the waitlist.
Aphasia Group Therapy
Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and/or the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke. Aphasia Group Therapy is led by a board certified speech-language pathologist to help stroke survivors with aphasia practice communication strategies and engage in language exercises and activities.
Brain Fit Music Therapy
Brain Fit Music Therapy is led by a board-certified neurological music therapist, who helps stroke survivors enhance movement, verbal expression and processing through music exercises and activities. The classes are interactive and fun; they may include singing, tapping a foot, shaking a maraca or banging on a drum. No musical talent is required!
Cognitive Group Therapy
Cognition, or the way we think and process information, is often affected by stroke. Cognitive Group therapy is led by a board-certified speech-language pathologist to help stroke survivors improve cognitive skills such as memory, organization, planning, time management, and problem solving, using strategies and tools to increase independence.
Art Therapy is led by an RN who is also an accomplished artist. Using a variety of mediums, participants discover new ways of self-expression and are encouraged in their creativity. Even clients who have never painted before find that they are able to open up different areas of the brain as well as increase their strength in visual acuity and fine motor movement.
Participants create a variety of crafts from Holiday Crafts and Christmas Cards to knitting and art activities.
This class is offered seasonally in fall and winter.
Please call the office to check for the next scheduled round of craft classes.
Individual sessions at the Center can be used for skill-building in areas that help improve speech and cognitive functioning. The skill-building programs that are used are all based on techniques pioneered by speech therapists and are clinically proven to help clients improve speech, cognition, and language.
Individual sessions can also be used for counseling to help learn about stroke, strategies for coping, and emotional regulation. Computer, iPad and Wii programs are available for use during individual sessions that are scheduled by appointment.
Just Guys' Group
The "Just Guys" group is a group of guys that is understanding and meets to encourage each other, share experiences, ideas and advice, and gain perspective from fellow stroke survivors along the journey to a "new normal".
Not only do the guys talk about things they have in common with each other, but the group also provides an educational and social experience where they go on outings and participate in community events.
Mindfulness is a way of being, a way of living day-to-day consciously and mindfully, of which the ultimate goal is to help us consciously make healthy, long-term, loving, peaceful, compassionate choices and to have all of our actions and reactions reflect those choices.
Slightly different than traditional meditation, recent research shows that practicing Mindfulness is reduces blood pressure and stress, and enhances mood.
Find your calm in this adapted chair yoga class for stroke survivors. Relax while you increase your mobility and practice stretching. Participants will also focus on different breathing techniques that awaken your body and your spirit! This class is open to all survivors and no previous yoga experience is needed.
This class is offered seasonally in fall and winter.
Please call the office to check for the next scheduled round of Yoga classes.
Continued physical rehabilitation can help stroke survivors to maintain the status quo without losing the progress they worked so hard to achieve, and it has also helped them continue to improve. Our rehab classes are supervised and led by a licensed physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy related to neurological disorders. Held in a group environment that helps to keep the cost to the client low, while providing a social environment that is supportive, RMSC volunteers and staff provide assistance, under the direction of the therapist, to ensure the safety of the client.
Please note that all new PT clients will require a one-time PT evaluation to ensure we can provide the appropriate level of therapy needed.
Pool therapy is like a physical therapy class in a warm-water pool! Being in the water allows for a thorough body workout, without the stress to your joints and the strain on your muscles. The warm water encourages muscles to stretch and lengthen and increase movement and strength.
This class is led by our licensed physical therapist and participants in this class are supported by our pool therapy volunteers throughout.
Pool therapy also requires a one-time PT evaluation.
LiteGait® is a gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill. It provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. Its unique harness allows for the progression weight bearing and also allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns. LiteGait can lift clients of all sizes from sitting to standing and assists with gait training in a fall-free environment and is available by appointment. As with all physical therapy, a one-time PT evaluation is required prior to scheduling an appointment.
Young Stroke Survivors Group
Young stroke survivors are looking for others who have been impacted by stroke, something most people associate with their grandparents, not themselves. This group is designed for people who had a stroke under the age of 55. In this group, there is laughter and joy interspersed with occasional moans and groans as we challenge survivors to reach new heights, break records, and set higher goals.
We are here to prove recovery never ends, that the brain can heal, and no one is alone in this journey.
There is a Young Stroke Support Group at RMSC in Littleton, for specific meeting times, here is our support group list!