Beaufort Memorial hosts ‘Living Well After Stroke’

Stroke survivors and their caregivers are invited to “Living Well After Stroke” from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 8, in the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center classroom.

The free event, hosted by Beaufort Memorial, is designed to address the social, economic, and physical needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in the United States.

“The goal of the event is to offer stroke survivors and their caregivers information, resources, and tools they can use to survive and thrive after stroke,” says BMH Stroke Coordinator Sheri O’Brien, RN, BSN.

The conference will provide expert education on post-stroke topics including:

• Fitness;

• Driving;

• Management of depression, cognitive decline, fatigue and stress; and

• Occupational, physical and speech therapy rehabilitation services.

Occupational and physical therapists will be available for questions and area vendors will share resources and products available for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

A light, Mediterranean inspired lunch will be served while a speaker discusses the brain health benefits of healthy eating. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 843-522-5585 by Friday, May 3 to register.

To learn more about Beaufort Memorial Hospital, visit www.bmhsc.org.

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