HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on Tuesday, April 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the HealthPlex Conference Room. The HealthPlex is located north of the hospital at 14160 Jamestown Road, Breese. Please park in the lot in front of the HealthPlex – an accessible covered circle drive is available at the entrance.

The goal of the Stroke Support Group is to foster a better understanding of stroke recovery, rehabilitation, and prevention of recurrent strokes, while providing an opportunity for stroke survivors to meet others with similar challenges. In addition, the meetings offer caregivers and family members of stroke patients an open atmosphere for sharing and for supporting each other. There is no charge to attend.

The April 18th meeting in Breese will discuss occupational and speech therapies and exercises that can help prevent another stroke. Information on Tonya Troxell, St. Joseph’s new occupational therapist, and Susan Bickline, Rehab Director and speech therapist, will also be distributed.

Breese session topics for the remainder of the year include: “Medication Related to Stroke”  ̶  June 20, “Community Resources”  ̶  August 15, “Staying Active”  ̶   October 17, and “Meet the Dietitian”  ̶  December 19. All sessions will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

For information, please contact Amanda at (618) 234-2120, Ext. 4837 or Amanda.Ernst@hshs.org.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439
ashley.gramann@hshs.org

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