Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Leonard Cohen "Anthem: Ring the bells that still can ring"


                       Forget your perfect offering
                      There is a crack in everything
                      That's how the light gets in

Published Jan 3/ 2013

It's Still Me

A delightful short film about living with aphasia created in cillaboration wiht The American Aphasia Institute and can be purchased at their website :

April 14/2013

Announcing The New Sunlife Patient and Resources Centre at Toronto Rehabiliation Hospital's University Site and The Ground Floor

October 6/2013

This summer, after a very busy year rolling out the TICC (Transition Improvement for Continuity of Care) initiative, in particular “Peers Fostering Hope” in various acute care and rehabilitation hospitals in Toronto ( see above); I decided to have a break from everything “strokie” (except for, of course living it). As usual the time has flashed by and this fall the TICC committee will be entering a new phase, evaluation of how the changes to stroke care are working.

Committee members will be fanning out across Toronto interviewing many different folks who are actively invested in stroke care. The interviews must be complete by October, so the results will in by late fall/early winter. I will keep you posted.

I have changed my last name back to my maiden name of Kenny, so my header should change shortly.

Happy Fall!

Marilyn Kenny

Oct 16/2013

Stroke Thrivers: Retraining the Brain


October 20/2013

Information on some Transportation Services in Toronto

Cutting back on Added Sugar

November 12/2013

Gardening Linked to Longer Lives

HIT Training

*Check with your doctor before trying any new exercise regime. A stress test might be indicated to evaluate whether you are fit enough to try "hit" training and can indicate which maximum heart rate is safe for you.

Remember to get your flu shot!

Nov 22/2013

 Eating Nuts Linked to Healthier, Longer Life

Nov 22/2013

Four Simple ways To Boost Your Energy 

Nov 22/2013

7 Ways to Boost Mental Health (and get a better sleep)

Nov 28/2013


We are excited to provide you with information about the new Waterloo-Wellington Regional Aphasia Program as part of the Integrated Care Pathway for Stroke. In cooperation with Adult Day Programs, this program offers conversation groups once a week at the following locations:
Guelph 2 sessions
Waterloo 2 sessions
Kitchener 3 sessions
Cambridge 3 sessions
Elmira 1 session
Erin 1 session
Fergus 1 session
6 sites and 13 sessions for PWA
I am pleased to have assisted in any way to make this happen.
And yes, The Expressive Cafe is still going strong and ready to start tha New Year on Jan/16/14.
If you need info or, email me and will sent you forms to register.
Frank Austin :D Co- Founder/Survivor 

Jan. 22/2014

Spread of Flu linked to Fever Medications

 More reasons to Go To the Hospital Immediately Upon Onset of Symptoms

March 1/2014

Magnesium is Important to Good Health

May 17/2014

 Potential New Treatment For Preventing Strokes 

Feb 3 /2015


Be very suspicious of new cure-alls, especially when unsupported by medical research-it may cost you dearly and they generally are coincidental in their effects (if not dangerous). In other words the patient may well have the same improvement (or better) in the same time period with traditional treatments like speech, physio. and occupational therapies. Much as anyone yearns for it, there are NO miracle cures despite slick advertising and impressive claims.


Feb 12/ 2015

New Procedure a "Major Breakthrough" in stroke treatment: Canadian Study