Postponed until 2022: Registration Open for Rural Appalachian Stroke Camp

The Rural Appalachian Stroke Camp has been postponed until Spring 2022 due to increased COVID-19 cases in our region. More updates will provided in the future.

HAZARD, Ky. (July 21, 2021) — 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.


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