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Stroke Support Group

When: First Wednesday of Every Month
Where: 4th Floor, Presence Covenant Medical Center
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

What is a stroke support group?

  • A self help discussion group where stroke survivors and their families meet to help one another
  • A group of people with similar problems, who offer encouragement and moral support
  • Dedicated to helping stroke survivors and their families understand the many physical and emotional needs after a stroke
  • A place to meet new friends and learn
  • A place to socialize and have fun with other people
  • Where you meet as equals to help find meaning and purpose by helping others

Objectives:

  • To encourage hopeful and positive attitudes
  • To help make required adjustments in lifestyle
  • To provide socialization opportunities for survivors and their families
  • To provide education on stroke and emotional support  

Program Topics:

  • Introduction of participants and the objectives of the group
  • Group discussion of individual needs and areas of concern
  • Physiology of stroke: warning signs and prevention
  • Role of motivation in rehabilitation process
  • Communication problems after stroke
  • Community services
  • Exercise and diet

Could I have a stroke?
Risk factors:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Heart and/or vascular disease
  • High red blood cell count

Warning Signs

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

For more information, please call us at 217.337.2202.

 

 

 

 

 

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