Walk Your Way to World Stroke Day!

World Stroke Day October 29 2017 
World Stroke Day on Sunday, October 29th is fast approaching and this year MODC is partnering with Urban Poling to raise funds and awareness!

For the month of October, Urban Poling will donate 10% of the sales from ACTIVATOR poles purchased through their online store at urbanpoling.com​. You can also purchase ACTIVATOR poles at participating Guardian and IDA stores, where donating $10 will get you a free set of snow baskets. 

We all know that physical activities like walking are a crucial part of keeping healthy and recovering after a stroke. Some of us need extra support though, which is where the ACTIVATOR poles come in. Their poles help you feel secure and confident while you get the activity you need to be as healthy and strong as possible.  
Stroke survivor Lynn Bellanger used the ACTIVATOR poles during her recovery. "They are by far the most effective tool I’ve ever used," says Bellanger. "Overall, they’ve been great for my rehab and my recovery."

Over 200 independent studies have found that walking poles help you strengthen your core, improve your posture and balance, and provide a more intensive work out than traditional walking. 

To purchase ACTIVATOR Urban Poles

Visit one of the following participating Guardian and IDA store locations, during the month of October, where donating $10 will get you a free set of snow baskets:

Province         City Store & Location
Alberta                             Calgary Calgary Co-op Home Health Care - 9309 Macleod Trail SW                                                 Calgary Glenmore Landing Pharmacy - D167 - 1600 - 90 Avenue SW
                                          Edmonton Hawkstone Home Health Care Pharmacy - 100 - 18332                                                                                      Lessard Rd. NW
                                          Edmonton  The Mobility Shop​ - 9122 82 Ave.
                                          Edmonton Vita Home Health Care Ltd. - 9124 82 Ave. NW​                                                                   Vulcan                 Lifemed Pharmacy - 218 Centre Street - PO Box 518           
British Columbia           Burnaby BC MedEquip Home Healthcare - 2230 Springer Ave.   
                                          Comox Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy #169 - 1782B Comox Ave.
                                          Duncan Island Mediquip - Duncan - 1063 Canada Ave.
                                          Nanaimo Island Mediquip - Nanaimo - 2258-B Dorman Rd.
                                          New WestMinster Sunquest Mobility - 618 - 6th Street  
                                          Port Coquitlam Wilson pharmacy - 3-2185 Wilson Ave.
                                          Victoria Forbes Pharmacy - Burnside - 1-101 Burnside Rd.
Manitoba                   Rothesay Innovative Medical Supply - 217 Henderson Hwy   
                                          Winnipeg kennebecasis Drugs Ltd - 1 Marr Rd.
Ontario                           Alliston              Wray's Guardian Pharmacy - 33 Victoria Street W​
                                          Amherstburg Amherstburg Home & Health Medical - 433 Sandwich                                                                                         Street South
                                          Barrie              ​ Superior Home Health Barrie - 56 Churchill Dr., Units 1-3
                                          Bracebridge           ​Heather's Home Healthcare - 169 Manitoba Street
                                          Caledonia           ​ The Medicine Shoppe #210 - 14 Cathness St. E​​
                                          Caledonia              Haldimand Family Health Team - Caledonia Site - 14                                                                                          Cathness St. E
                                          Carleton Place Carleton Place Drug Mart - 47 Lansdowne Ave.
                                          Charlottetown        Harding Medical - 17B MacAleer Dr​.
                                          Chatham          Chatham Centre Pharmacy - K101 - 100 King St. W                                                                                            - Downtown Chatham Centre 
                                          Cochrane           ​ Wallace Drug Store - 109 6 Ave. Box 1810​​
                                          Collingwood          Stuart Ellis Pharmacy - 169 Hurontario Street
                                          Courtice            Courtice Home Healthcare - 1423-1427 King St. E, Unit 5 ​
                                          DT                         Kellys Home Health Care - 411 Bridge St. E
                                          Etobicoke        ​ Glen Cade Pharmacy - 290 The West Mall
                                          Glencoe           ​ Glencoe Pharmacy - 253 Main St.
                                          Guelph            ​ Norfolk Pharmacy - 85 Norfolk Street, Suite 100​
                                          Hearst             ​ Pharmacie Novena - Box 550, 4-9th Street​
                                          Hamilton            ​ The Back Shop and Home Health - 78 Ottawa St. North
                                          Huntsville           ​ Huntsvilles Hometown IDA Drugstore - 10 Main St. East
                                          Kingsville          ​ Kingsville IDA - 271 Main Street East 
                                          Leamington           ​LMS Medical Supply - 197 Talbot St. W, Unit 201
                                          Leamington           Thomson Guardian Pharmacy - 20 Talbot St. E
                                          London            ​ London Care Pharmacy - 140 Oxford St. E, Suite 101
                                          London             Duramed Mobility - 207 Adelaide St. S 
                                          Mount Forest         ​Walsh's IDA - Mount Forest - 129 Main Street
                                          Ottawa             ​ New Edinburgh Pharmacy - 5 Beechwood Ave.
                                          Ottawa             ​ Ontario Medical Supply Limited - 1100 Algoma Rd.​
                                          Petrolia            ​ Hogan Pharmacy - 4177 Petrolia Line
                                          Ridgeway         Boggio & Edwards Ridgeway Pharmacy - 307 Ridge Rd.​
                                          Sarnia              ​ Medical Motion - Sarnia - 1139 Confederation St. 
                                          Simcoe            ​ Professional Mobility - 157 West Street​
Smiths Falls 2Care4 Medical Limited - Attn: Kathy - 88 Cornelia St. W, 
                                                                           Unit F
                                          Stouffville​            ​ Stouffville IDA Pharmacy - 6212 Main Street​
                                          Strathroy          Bossons Pharmacy - 35 Front St. W.
                  Thornhill          ​ Mobility Spot - 2300 John St., Unit 3
                                          Toronto            ​ Total Access Centre - 200 Spadina Ave.
                                          Toronto            ​ The Mobility Shop - 1865 Leslie Street       
​                                          Toronto            ​ Port Union Pharmacy - 5550 Lawrence Ave. E
                                           Wasaga Beach​     Wasaga Beach IDA - 30 - 45th Street, Unit 1
​                                           Waterloo           ​ K-W Clinics Pharmacy - 65 University Ave, E
Prince Edward Island      Charlottetown       Harding Medical - 17B MacAleer Dr.


​​In Store Demonstrations

On World Stroke Day – Sunday, October 29 - some locations will host in-store demonstrations to make sure everyone is using their new poles correctly. 

Webinars on use and benefits of urban poling

Urban Poling is hosting free webinars outlining the benefits of urban poling for stroke survivors on:
- Wednesday, September 27
- Tuesday, October 3
- Tuesday, October 10
- Wednesday, October 25
* All the webinars are scheduled from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. EST.

A webinar for health care professionals on how to use ACTIVATOR polls as innovates tools to improve outcomes for their stroke client's movements will be held:
- Wednesday, October 4 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. EST.  

Click here to register for a webinar

And thank you to our partners at Urban Poling, Guardian, and IDA.

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