Stroke

Healthgrades recently released their 2019 Report to the Nation, in which they ranked Overlook Medical Center among the top five percent of hospitals in a variety of specialties and services, including neurosciences, cranial neurosurgery and bariatric surgery. They also named us one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care, general surgery and critical care. Read more >





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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Stroke Health Awareness
Evaluate your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure and pulse check, and weight and body mass index measurements. Stroke-related counseling by health care professionals is included.
 
  • Thursday, May 2; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 7; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, May 8; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, May 9; 10:00am to Noon
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 14; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood Library, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, May 15; 8:00am to 11:00am
    DeCorso Community Center, 15 E 4th Street, New Providence, NJ

     
  • Thursday, May 16; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 21; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite of Union, 2401D US 22, Union, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, May 28; 1:00pm to 4:00pm
    North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
Stroke 101/Healthy Heart        
Learn what happens within the body when a heart attack or stroke occurs. This presentation covers the symptoms of both conditions and appropriate response measures.
Friday, May 10; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Bauer Community Health, 100 Main Street, Millburn, New Jersey
For more information, or to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
Stroke Caregiver’s Meeting
Anyone caring for a stroke survivor can receive mutual support and encouragement.
Third Thursday of every month, 2:00 to 3:00pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 6 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, 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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