Living Life After Stroke: Recovery, Support and Resources

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 04:49.
10/09/2009 - 05:00
10/09/2009 - 05:59

MetroHealth Medical Center presents...

Living Life After Stroke: Recovery, Support and Resources
Stroke Education Conference for Stroke Survivors and Their Families

Location: MetroHealth Medical Center Rammelkamp Atrium
Conference is Free of Charge

Friday, October 9, 2009
9:30 - 10:00 am       Registration (Rammelkamp Atrium)
10:00 - 11 :00 am    Keynote Address: Gloria Ferris, Stroke Survivor
11:00 -11:15-am      Break

11 :15 - Noon        Session 1
(Participants to attend one of the following) 
A. Improving Coping: Attitude Changes that Help 
Elizabeth Dreben, PhD, Rehabilitation Psychologist 
B. Therapeutic Yoga: Healing the Mind Body and Soul 
Maika Berkowitz, OT

Noon - 1:00 pm       Lunch (Provided free of charge)

1:00 - 1:45 pm       Session 2

(Participants to attend one of the following) 
A. Prevention of Primary and Secondary Stroke
Richard Wilson, MD 
B. Benefits of Recreation Therapy 
Justin Taress, CTRS, Recreation Therapist

1:55- 2:40 pm          Session 3
(Participants to attend one of the following) 
A. Community Resources - Cheryl Crahen, CRC, PC 
Benjamin S. Gerson Family Resource Center 
B. Drumming for Wellness---. 
Carol Shively Mizes, MT-BC, NMT Fellow, Activity Therapy Coordinator

2:40- 2:50 pm          Evaluation

PLEASE NOTE: Registration Deadline: October 2, 2009
Return or call Registration to: 

Shelly Amato, Nursing Business Office 
MetroHealth Medical Center 
2500 MetroHealth Drive 
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998 
(216) 778-3663
Please Indicate Letter Choices for Sessions:
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Your Name (s) __________________________________________
Telephone number ______________________________________
Number attending lunch___________


2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109-1998
United States
Phone: (216) 778-3663

Gloria Ferris

I meant to promote this more today, but got sidetracked by the dental torture...I am not good when it comes to teeth.  In any event, Gloria and I share a propensity towards plaque and heart disease (but, hey, no cavities!).  

 Gloria is a real fighter and this event at Metrohealth is a tribute to her spirit.  I hope that she reports on the event here and if other folks can attend, please report here.  Metrohealth staff sometimes get a bad rap, but Gloria knows, and I know, that they DO work miracles. 

The fight never ends.  Gloria in Excelsis Deo!