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Inova Loudoun Hospital Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group

Next Meeting February 12 at 11 a.m. with Focus on Exercise

Leesburg, VA – January 27, 2014 – 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, February 12.

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.

Media contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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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.

 

2 Comments

  1. Jerome on April 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I am looking for a caregivers support group to help as I care for my wife, thank you

    • InovaNewsroom on April 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, Falls Church, VA. Meets the second Wednesday each month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or directions, contact Julie O’Brien at 703-776-4623.

      Stroke Survivors and Caregivers support groups —
      Alexandria, VA: Meets the second Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m. to noon. Registration is requested but not required. To RSVP or for more information, call 703-504-3543 or email maimunah.jafer@inova.org
      Falls Church, VA: Meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. No registration is required. For more information, contact Karen Going at karen.going@inova.org
      Leesburg, VA: Meets the second Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required. For more information, contact Robyn Thompson at robyn.thomson@inova.org

      Please find more information on our website at http://www.inova.org/healthcare-services/neurosciences/patient-support-services.

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