Steps for Stroke
1 Mar @ 12:00 am - 31 Mar @ 11:30 pm
Steps for Stroke this March challenges you to take a minimum of 10,000 steps a day on each of the 31 days throughout the month.
Registration fee is €15 in aid of Croí and all participants receive a snood on completion. Please register using the button below.
- Each year 7,500 people in Ireland suffer a stroke
- Almost 6,000 are admitted to hospitals
- Almost 2,000 people die as a result
- In 2020, over ¼ of these were people under the age of 65
- Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability and the third leading cause of death in Ireland
- Over 30,000 people are living in the community with a disability as a result of stroke
At Croí, we want to support stroke survivors and their families to overcome challenges by offering valuable support in their recovery.
We want to build on our existing stroke support service and develop a unique resource for the West of Ireland as we recognise there is still a significant unmet need for more support for stroke survivors post-hospital discharge. We aim to support stroke survivors to live within their communities, to promote Independent living after a stroke and to eliminate isolation with an expansion of our day centre, available to both stroke survivors and their carers.
The aim is to ease the transition from hospital to home whilst allowing each person reach their full potential.
One way to reduce your risk of stroke, is be active for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week, at a moderate intensity.
An activity of moderate intensity will increase your breathing and heart rate, such as a brisk walk.
You can also break up your activities into two 15-minute activities or three 10 minutes.
By doing your part, you will get the health benefits.