Next Meeting April 10 at 11 a.m. with Focus on Exercise

Leesburg, VA – (April 1, 2013) – Inova Loudoun Hospital hosts a free Stoke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group.  The purpose of the support group is to provide a supportive and encouraging environment as a part of the stroke recovery process for those who are affected by stroke and their caregivers.  The group will meet the second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. – noon at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg in the second floor Patient Education Room.  The next Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group will be on Wednesday, April 10. At the April meeting the focus will be on exercise after a stroke.

Stroke is a “brain attack” cutting off vital oxygen and blood to parts of the brain that control everything we do.  Every year, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the US.  The survivors of stroke forever experience changes that can affect speaking, walking, memory, and thinking.  The recovery process after a stroke is life long.  Socializing in a supportive and encouraging environment is an important part of stroke recovery.  Support groups allow stroke survivors and caregivers to interact with others who understand the life changes that occur after stroke.

Participation is free and registration isn’t required.  For further information, please contact Robyn Thomson at 703-858-6667 or  robyn.thomson@inova.org.

Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.