Neuroscience & Stroke

Stroke Education Programs

Stroke Club

This group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room on the 8th floor of the hospital. This is a member-driven club with a coordinator/sponsor from St. Anthony's Medical Center's Acute Rehab Unit. The meeting on the second Wednesday usually features a guest speaker on topics of interest to members. On the fourth Wednesday, the attendees split into two groups — survivors and caregivers. Each group then discusses issues such as role changes in the household, disability management, behavior changes and coping. Special events such as fishing trips, picnics and luncheons are planned by the group. The Stroke Club newsletter is published every other month. Call 314-525-4561 for information.

Stroke Panel

This group is for survivors of strokes and their family and friends. The presenters are survivors and caregivers. The group meets the first and third Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the Acute Rehab Unit dining room. This is an excellent avenue for persons trying to understand the effects of stroke. It features an informational panel for new stroke survivors to meet with experienced stroke survivors and provides an opportunity to discuss questions and concerns. Call 314-525-4561 for information.

Starting NOW

This is a stroke education program for patients in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. The program is offered every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on the Acute Rehab Unit. It is taught by rehabilitation professionals and is open to patients, family members and friends. Topics include:

  • facts and figures of strokes
  • how strokes affect mobility
  • communication and daily living
  • medical management and recurrent stroke prevention
  • cognition and swallowing
  • understanding changes