Rural Appalachia Stroke Camp

Date: 
Sep 25 2021 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
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Location: 
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Event Category: 
Community Event

The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warriors, a support group of stroke survivors and caregivers, announced registration is now open for the first Rural Appalachia Stroke Camp will be held Sept. 25, 2021, at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. The group is partnering with the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) and the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) to host stroke survivors and caregivers for a fun-filled day to relax, learn and rejuvenate.

The theme of the camp is It’s Your Day: Refresh-Renew-Refocus. Keynote speakers will be providing information on stroke awareness, stress management, music therapy and healthy eating. Attendees can participate in a number of activities that will be adapted to stroke survivors’ needs, including fishing, boating, putt-putt golf, crafting and cooking demonstrations.

There is no cost to attend the day, but registration is required and attendance will be limited.

REGISTER HERE

The East Kentucky Stroke Warrior group formed in 2015 to provide advocacy and a positive forum for stroke survivors and their caregivers to ask questions, share challenges, triumphs, and other personal experiences. Additionally, the group provides community education to increase awareness about stroke signs, symptoms and prevention, and it has been recognized with two awards from the American Stroke Association in 2020.

For questions or more information about the stroke camp or the monthly support group meetings, contact Keisha Hudson at krhuds2@uky.edu.

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