Stroke

Overlook Medical Center has once again received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. Bestowed on us by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, this accolade signifies our commitment to getting stroke patients the clot-busting treatment they need faster, reducing long-term effects and disability. Learn more about our stroke center >





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.

World Stroke Day
We will highlight stroke awareness with interactive demonstrations and a stroke survivor guest speaker. Refreshments are included.
Monday, October 30, 2:00 to 5:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

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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