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Sarnia Clubhouse

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The idea to start a Stroke Recovery Association stems from the Outreach Program at the Marshall Gowland Manor, Home for the Aged in Sarnia. Karen Irie, Supervisor of Special Services, who coordinated the Outreach Program, sent a survey to known stroke survivors, hospitals and social service agencies to discover if there was an interest in forming a support group for stroke survivors and their families. A positive response was received, with support coming from not only stroke survivors but agencies like the Red Cross, Home Care, VON (Victorian Order of Nurses), LEO (Lambton Elderly Outreach) and Twilight Haven Home for the aged.

The first meeting was held February 1, 1983 at Marshall Gowland Manor. Thirty eight people attended, twenty eight of which were stroke survivors or family members and the remaining ten were service providers. At that meeting, volunteers came forward to form an Executive Committee. A second Stroke Recovery Association meeting was held in March of 1983 and saw even more interest in membership. Stroke Recovery Association Sarnia-Lambton became incorporated on April 28 1992.

The Club supports more than one hundred members and their families and caregivers and has several very dedicated volunteers.

The Club is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with scheduled programming running from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day. On average, the Club sees approximately 25 to 30 members each day. With programs such as therapeutic exercises, swim classes and Zumba being offered, membership continues to expand.

The Club’s activities are funded, in part by the Sarnia-Lambton United Way as well as through fundraising efforts.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday – 8:30 – 4:00
Programming – 9:00 – 3:30

What to do at the Clubhouse


Fitness & Exercise Classes
Our trained staff run low-impact group exercise classes that assist members with stretching, flexibility, strength training and coordination.

Both Clubs have fitness equipment including NuStep Machines, treadmills and free weights. The Chatham Club has parallel bars and a rehabilitation staircase.

Arts & Crafts

Members are encouraged to participate in organized crafting classes as well as to explore their individual creativity using a range of different materials.

The Chatham Club has a full-service Woodshop where CNC, painting and building projects can be created for members.


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