If there is something Frank likes more than his morning espresso, it is helping people.
As a retiree he has plenty of time for himself and others, and his typical week is always busy.
Frank starts each day with prayers, meditation and exercise. Occasionally, he tends to his stamp and coin collection. And three times a week, he volunteers with stroke survivors.
“I want to help them cope with the disability. I had a stroke in 2005, and when I left the hospital, I didn’t receive information on the kind of support available to help me during recovery,” said Frank. “I want them to know it’s going to get better, and it’s important to accept their disability and move forward.”
At the time of his stroke, Frank didn’t know about March of Dimes Canada. Later in his recovery, a friend told him about the Next Steps Walking program and he joined. Then in 2015, he became a March of Dimes Canada volunteer with the organization’s After Stroke program.