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Catholic Health offers stroke support group at Kenmore Mercy Hospital


Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
To help area stroke patients live their highest quality of life, Catholic Health is offering bimonthly stroke support group meetings at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. "Stroke Survival: Personal Stories of Success and Happiness" will be the topic of the next meeting, set for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the emergency department conference room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Stroke survivors Jackie Jackson and Lesley Maisch, both volunteer American Stroke Association "ShareGivers" at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, will address the physical, mental and emotional changes they faced after their attacks. In their volunteer role, Jackson and Maisch regularly visit with new stroke survivors in the hospital's medical rehabilitation unit. As "ShareGivers," they are uniquely equipped to share their experience, encourage progress, and lend support to stroke survivors and their families throughout the recovery process.
Attendance is free and open to recently diagnosed stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. Each meeting includes a guest speaker discussing topics of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers, including information on available community resources.
The Catholic Health stroke support group offers a relaxed and supportive environment for individuals and families to learn more about available community resources for stroke patients. Free parking is available at both locations and light refreshments are served. For more information, or to register for a meeting, call Catholic Health's HealthConnection at 716-447-6205 or visit www.chsbuffalo.org/events.

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