July 2024: Stroke Awareness

June 28, 2024

Stroke Awareness

A stroke can change our lives forever. It can reform the way we see ourselves, the world and the ones we love. But there are measures that can be taken to either prevent this from happening or reoccurring.  Managing post-stroke life or using preventative measures to avoid the possibility of a stroke can seem difficult, but it really comes down to health, lifestyle, and awareness. Knowing what a stroke is and that it can happen to you is the first line of defense for stroke awareness.

Women are more likely than men to have a stroke About Women and Stroke | Stroke | CDC

Learn about the effects and occurrence rates of stroke in men About Men and Stroke | Stroke | CDC 

Below, we have compiled various resources that can aid you in your journey to understand what a stroke is, how to prevent it, and how to manage post-stroke life.

Cayuga Medical Center is a Designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Joint Commission. Click on the above link for additional information about the services they provide and signs and symptoms to look for if you think you are having a stroke.

Center for Life Skills | Ithaca College is another resource in our local community for someone who has already had a stroke but would like to benefit from working 1:1 with PT, OT and Speech Pathology students in Ithaca College’s supervised clinical programs. The Center for Life Skills program is held at Longview and open to participants from the community.

American Stroke Association is another great resource with information about preventing a stroke or reoccurrence, healthy living and how to connect to supports in your local community.

Brain Injury Support Group | The Finger Lakes Independence Center (fliconline.org) holds a local stroke and brain injury support group each month.