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June is Stroke Month

June is Stroke Month

Brockville – A stroke is a sudden and unexpected event that can turn the lives of both stroke survivors and their caregiver’s upside-down. It can be very difficult for stroke survivors and their caregivers to adjust to the physical, emotional and cognitive changes that may occur after this life-changing event.

CPHC is here to help with the stroke recovery journey. Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Groups are offered in Brockville and Perth. The Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support group meetings provide an opportunity to be around people who are going through a similar experience. It is a chance to learn from each other and share strategies for success. Guest speakers provide information on how to maintain health and well- being post stroke. Social support is a key component of stroke recovery for both the stroke survivor and the caregiver. There is no cost for these groups.

Stroke Prevention Awareness will be the focus of a free educational session in Brockville being held by CPHC (2235 Parkedale Avenue) on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 3 pm.

During this two hour session the following topics will be discussed: What is Stroke? What are the Risk Factors for having a Stroke? and What can I do to Prevent a Stroke? For more information on how CPHC can help with the stroke recovery journey or to pre-register for this free educational session please call 613-342-3693, extension 2161.

Exercising after a stroke can help recover, help prevent a second stroke and improve physical and emotional health. CPHC offers a free stroke specific exercise classes in Perth. This class follows the Post Stroke Community Based Exercise Guidelines that were developed by the Post Stroke Community Based Exercise Guideline Working Group of the Ontario Stroke Network.

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