Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warrior Support Group

The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warrior support group, formerly known as the Hazard area Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Stroke Support Group, is the first 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 the Eastern Kentucky region. 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

World Stroke Day occurs annually on October 29 to bring global attention to the serious nature and high rates of stroke. The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warrior group hosts activities and events on this day to increase awareness about stroke prevention and treatment.

Meetings

The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warrior stroke support meetings are hosted each month by 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

2nd Tuesday of each month

Time

5:00 pm

Location

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

*Meetings currently held via Zoom due to COVID-19

Support Group Meeting Flyer
Click here to download a PDF version. Feel free to share the flyer with others!

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

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



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