Stroke


Did you know? Three out of four people who suffer their first stroke have high blood pressure. That makes Stroke Awareness Month a good time to have your blood pressure checked and brought under control if it’s not at or below the national guideline of 120/80. Overlook Medical Center offers screenings every Monday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Overlook Downtown, located at 357 Springfield Avenue in Summit, NJ. Counseling and educational materials are provided.

Stroke Programs and Screenings


Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Brain Attack: Stroke 2017
Learn the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
Wednesday, May 3, 10:00am
DeCorso Community Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ
Presenter: Robert Felberg, MD

Stroke Screening
Find out your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure and pulse checks, and weight and body mass index monitoring.
Tuesday, May 16, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Livingston Health Department, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Stroke: Act F.A.S.T.
Know what to do in the event you or a loved one has a stroke.
Wednesday, May 17, 10:00am
Union Wellness Center, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

Stroke Support Group
This group is for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Third Thursday of the month; 1:00 to 3:00pm
Monsignor John F. Corr Stroke and Neuro Education, Treatment and Research Center
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Ground Floor, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4412.

Msgr. John F. Corr Stroke and Neuro Art Therapy
Art therapy may help stroke patients improve their functional abilities, as well as their socialization, communication and coping skills.

Fee: $5 (first class is free)
First, second and third Tuesday of every month, 1:00 to 2:00pm
Monsignor John F. Corr Stroke and Neuro Education, Treatment and Research Center
Atlantic Rehabilitation, Ground Floor
95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Caregivers Meeting
Anyone caring for a stroke survivor can receive mutual support and encouragement.

  • Second Tuesday of every month, 12:30 to 1:30pm
    3rd Floor SOULarium
  • First Thursday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
    3rd Floor SOULarium
  • Third Thursday of every month, 2:00 to 3:00pm
    1st Floor, conference room in the back of the cafeteria

Atlantic Rehabilitation, 95 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ
For more information, please call 973-971-4412.

Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

 

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