2011-12-22 / Living

McLaren offering free “Stroke Education”

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center offers a free, ongoing “Stroke Education and Support Series” for stroke survivors, those at risk for stroke, and their family members to attend year round.

These free programs are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute. Topics of discussion change each week and cover these topics: Understanding Stroke; Health Issues Related to Stroke; Nutrition and Healthy Eating; Exercise and Activities of Daily Living; Emotional Issues; and Communication & Cognitive Issues. Speakers include physicians, speech language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians and social workers.

The first half of each series is educational and the second half is devoted to support time for survivors and their family members. Additional details follow.

The Stroke Education and Support Series is the first and third Wednesdays each month and there is no cost. The sessions are from 3:30-5 p.m. at the McLaren Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute, G-4466 W. Bristol Rd., Flint on the third floor. — G.G.

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