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August 27, 2013

In an effort to expand stroke services for area patients, Catholic Health will be hosting a Stroke Support Group the second Saturday of each month from 9 a .m. to 11 a.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Light refreshments will be served.

Attendance is free and open to all, including those recently diagnosed stoke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones.

Each meeting will include a guest speaker discussing various topics of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers, along with information on available resources for stroke patients and their families. Following the presentation, a moderator will open the program for questions and group discussion.

Upcoming Meetings

The first meeting of the Catholic Health Stroke Support Group will be held on Saturday, September 14. During the meeting, Dr. James Czyrny, medical director of Rehabilitation Services for Catholic Health, will discuss “Rehab after Stroke,” followed by a question and answer period.

Topics for future meeting include:

  • October 12, 2013 – “Foods that Make You Feel Good,” featuring registered dietician Maureen Lester
  • November 9, 2013 – “Strategies for Independence,” featuring Kevin Gibson, director of Rehabilitation Services for Catholic Health 
  • December 14, 2013 – “Spirituality and Surviving the Holidays,” featuring Sr. Connie McGregor, director of Spiritual Care for Catholic Health Home Care 

Future meeting will include presentations on nutrition, rehabilitation, alternative therapies and spiritual care, as well as topics suggested by the group.

OLV Senior Neighborhood

The Catholic Health Stroke Support Group at the OLV Senior Neighborhood offers a relaxed and supportive environment for group discussion and sharing to help participants better cope with the effect’s of stroke.  

The OLV Senior Neighborhood is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available.

More Information

For more information, or to register for the first meeting, please call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112 or click here to register online