Stroke Awareness Month an Inspiration

Stroke Awareness Month has come and gone.  But the need for awareness and recovery continues.

If you haven’t had a chance to see our “Faces of Stroke” Campaign, please take the time to do so.  The campaign features 8 stroke survivors of different backgrounds, ages, and races to illustrate that a stroke does not discriminate.  Our month long campaign ended with a great event to honor our survivors.  It was an evening of fun, friendship, inspiration and song.

Stroke experts held a series of lunch and learn presentations throughout the month.  Presentations included: “My Life: Stroke Prevention” presented by Shirley Koehler, Ph.D.,ABPP, “Tell Me About Stroke” presented by Nathan Matthews, PTA  and “Power Foods for the Brain” presented by Kerrin Going, MS, RD LDN.

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On Wednesday May 29th, members of the Stroke Wellness and Brain Injury Wellness Programs gathered to celebrate the anniversary of both programs, along with Brooks’ partner organization, the First Coast YMCA.   Dr. Richard Bultman, Stroke Wellness Program participant and a family physician in Orange Park, spoke to the crowd.  

On the last day of Stroke Awareness Month, the Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Team held a Strike Against Stroke.  Walking through the halls chanting: “Strike Out Stroke,” “Do your part!  Take Care of your Heart!”

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Stroke Awareness Month!

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