Stroke Awareness Week and educational presentations to be held
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, home of Niagara's Designated Stroke Center, is celebrating Stroke Awareness Month in May with a series of health-related events.
Activities begin May 5 with a presentation by neurologist Dr. Gregory Sambuchi, head of the Mount St. Mary's stroke team, at the Town of Niagara Senior Center. The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. and is titled, "Stroke Awareness and Risk Factors." From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11-15, Stroke Awareness Week will take place at the hospital and include displays for stroke risk, wellness and blood pressure, exercise and body fat, stroke rehabilitation, diabetes and nutrition, and smoking cessation.
From 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, a nutrition and diabetes class will take place in Room 249 of the main hospital building. The program is free. Registration is encouraged. Call 716-298-2297.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, the hospital's EmStar Emergency Department will hold its annual EMS-EMT appreciation and awards dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21, "Living with Diabetes" will be held in Room 249. Call 716-298-2297 to register.