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
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
- 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?
- Family history
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Inactive lifestyle
- Heart and/or vascular disease
- High red blood cell count
- 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.