Last Friday of the Month: Strokes!

Stroke Awareness

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”  — Stroke Survivor

You probably know of someone in your community who has survived a stroke. It is the brain’s equivalent of a heart attack, happening when there’s an issue with blood flow to a part of your brain, too much or not enough.

We hosted a virtual presentation with Keri Johnson, Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia in the Department of Neurology. She is involved in the outpatient stroke clinic and coordinates effective, evidence-based care to the patients recovering from a stroke.

Keri discussed stroke prevention, how you can recognize symptoms and how you can help if someone is experiencing a stroke.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we fall.” — Confucius

World Stroke Day is October 29

F.A.S.T. is how we come together to end stroke® Learn the stroke warning signs: F.A.S.T. Face Drooping Arm Weakness Speech Difficulty Time to call 911

BridgeLine Place’s August Social

The BridgeLine Place Clubhouse was able to host its second social after our remodel. The clubhouse’s members decided to have pizza from Marco’s and watch a few episodes of a popular television series. Members are still deciding on what they would like to do for September so stay tuned!