Helen Hayes Hospital will present a free educational seminar program called You Don’t Need Another Stroke to inform stroke survivors, family members and caregivers about how to help protect against a future stroke. The program will take place on Wednesday October 17, 2007 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw.
The seminar is program is designed to provide stroke survivors with information to help them become effective partners in their own recovery. It will include an educational video and will be facilitated by Alyssa Hecht, CTRS. Educational materials will be distributed to all attendees.
According to the American Heart Association, there are approximately 5.5 million stroke survivors in the United States today. People who have had a stoke face up to a nine times greater risk of having another stroke and are at more than double the risk of having a heart attack versus the general population.
The event is free of charge and registration is not necessary. For additional information, call 845-786-4200.