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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


 BRIDGEPORT - St. Vincent's Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (upcoming dates are May 18th and  June 15th) from 5:30pm-7pm in Hawley 3A of the Cancer Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center  For May 18th, the guest speaker is Dr. Srinath Kadimi, Director of Neurovascular Services at Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut. In addition, Dr. Kadimi is the Director of the Stroke Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center. He will be discussing stroke in general and answering any questions from the group

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, please 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 contributed.


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