EDISON — Edison residents are invited to attend a free educational seminar, focusing on the physical and psychological adjustments both patient and family will encounter as a result of a stroke, on Wednesday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. at the Edison Senior Citizen Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue.
The program will include an insight into how families and survivors can adjust to the many life changes that occur post stroke and tips on how to make positive changes to adapt to new found lifestyles. Prior to the program, participants will enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m. and can participate in a free blood pressure and stroke assessment screening between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Co-sponsored by Whispering Knoll Assisted Living and Heritage at Clara Barton Assisted Living, speakers include experts in the field of counseling and rehabilitation. Presenters include JFK Johnson Rehabilitative Psychologist Robert E. Donahue, PhD, and licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists from the nationally acclaim JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at JFK Medical Center. Comments and insight from a recent stroke survivor and his spouse will be included.
Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, the Edison Town Council, and the Edison Department of Health and Human Services would also like to remind residents that a stroke is a medical emergency and requires prompt treatment in order to minimize damage and complications.” “A stroke can strike at any age and is the leading cause of disability. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is key to early treatment,” said Riciglinao. “But should a stroke occur, understanding the road to recovery and learning how to cope with the result of possible life altering outcomes are important tools for both the patient and the family. ”
Pre-registration is required for the stroke program as seating is limited. For directions to the Edison Senior Citizen Center, registration information and programs and services available to Edison senior residents, call 732-248-7345.
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