Leisure activities can be relaxing and may help if the person is stressed or anxious.
- Relaxation classes
- Massage ( this could be a hand or shoulder massage at home)
- Eating out (this could be at a friends home, in a restaurant, at a barbecue)
- Watching sports ( live or on television)
- Computers, games, keeping in contact with friends
- Cinema or theater
- Meeting friends
- Short breaks/day out/picnic
Local stroke groups can be an excellent way for people with speech or communication problems to participate in leisure activities within a supported environment. Stroke groups for younger people often have social outings. Check the useful contacts at the end of this section.
Local day or night classes offer a wide variety of subjects and many of the venues have disabled access.
The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card Website
A national cinema card scheme offers disabled people a free cinema pass for a person to accompany them if they register to be a card holder. The card is valid for one year and there is a small charge to register. See the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association Card Website for details and how to apply.