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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


BRIDGEPORT - St. Vincent's Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (upcoming dates are April 20 and May 18) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Hawley 3A of the Cancer Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center.   For April 20, Dr. Peter J. McAllister will be speaking on the topic of spasticity. 

McAllister earned his degrees at the University of Connecticut and completed his fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at the Medical College of Virginia. 

McAllister has numerous affiliations in the state of Connecticut including St. Vincent's Medical Center, Yale University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, and University of New Haven.

The Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group addresses the concerns and needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers. It also provides an opportunity for participants to interact with others for emotional support as well as to share strategies and techniques to improve their quality of life.

Speech, occupational, and physical therapists as well as neurologists and social workers are also available to provide information and links to services in the community. The group is sponsored by St. Vincent's Department of Social Work and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

There is no charge for attendance at the group. Parking is free with validated ticket.

For more information, call occupational therapist Melissa Kopp at 203-576-5361 or social worker Helen Polewoj at 576-5608.


Editor's Note: All information in this post was provided.


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