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Stroke Education Programs
This group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the Hyland Center. 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.
This 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.
This is a week-long series of topics related to stroke diagnoses. The program is offered every week from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the Acute Rehab Unit. It is taught by rehabilitation professionals and is open to community members, patients and family members. Call the Starting Now program coordinator at 314-525-3432 for information. Topics include:
- facts about strokes
- emotional and behavioral changes
- effects on mobility and daily living
- communication, cognition, swallowing
- nursing management: bowel, bladder and skin care
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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