Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stroke Education And Awareness Events Being Held

As part of the Public Awareness and Education connected with June being Stroke Awareness month I attended an information session at the Montague Rotary Library on Wednesday.

"Services for stroke survivors
Wednesday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m. June is Stroke Month. Judi Gosbee (Physiotherapist-Home Care), Anna Nabuurs (Team Leader-Home Care), and Joan Watson (Occupational Therapist-Home Care) will be at the Library to deliver an information session on services available to stroke survivors and answer your questions. This discussion would benefit stroke survivors, their family members, and caregivers. All are welcome!"

Unfortunately I was the only one who showed up for the event. (I guess stroke survivors and their families in Eastern PEI are being well cared for and didn't see the need to find out what services are available to them)

Melysia LaFrance  was also there from The PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation. Melysia brought along some copies of the booklet "Getting On With The Rest Of Your Life After Stroke"

I met Judi Gosbee a new home care Physiotherapist for the first time and she introduced me to a new product called the "Dictus Band" for drop foot.

I personally found the hour spent there to be beneficial and would recommend for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members  to attend similar events that may be held in your local area.

1 comment:

  1. That is really disappointing that more people didn't show up. There is so much special knowledge that we can share. How do you get people to take advantage of what is available to them?

    I would love to work on setting up similar events but I am not sure we have a network of people who would attend here either.