Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Stroke Support Group is the first group of its kind in Perry County to offer support for stroke survivors and caregivers. It was established in 2015 as part of the Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transition (KC3T) program and is registered with the National Stroke Association. The stroke support group’s service area includes Perry, Letcher, Leslie, Breathitt, and Knott Counties. The group is very active in the community conducting educational campaigns, providing stroke risk screenings, creating public service announcements, and many other activities.

Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month and each year, the support group plans mulitple activities to educate the community about stroke prevention, signs, and symptoms. The members of the support group advocate for city and county officials to sign proclamations to declare May as Stroke Awareness Month in our local communities.

World Stroke Day

In 2019, the Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Stroke Support Group hosted the first annual World Stroke Lunch-and-Learn. Members of the community were invited to learn about stroke prevention and recovery. Free health and stroke screenings were offered. This will be an annual event in October. 

Meetings

Hazard Stroke Survivor and Caregiver stroke support meetings are hosted each month at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health. Each month guest speakers share practical information such as modified exercises to stay active, nutrition and recipes, preventing recurrent strokes, medication management and more. Members motivate each other and share ideas on how to approach the challenges in their daily lives during stroke recovery. Meetings are open to stroke survivors, caregivers, and community members.

Dates

4th Wednesday of each month

Time

5:00 pm

Location

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
750 Morton Boulevard
Hazard, KY 41701

For more information about the stroke support group, please contact:

Keisha Hudson
Adminstrative Research Assistant Senior
UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
(606) 439-3557, Ext. 83452
keisha.hudson@uky.edu  

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