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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:14 am

Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Boswell Rehabilitation Center invite stroke survivors and their loved ones to attend a free stroke support group open to residents in the Northwest Valley.

Summer support groups meet the first Thursday of every month from 8 to 9 a.m. at Banner Boswell Medical Center. The next stroke support group meeting is July 4 and the guest speaker will be Noreen Goodell, case manager for Boswell’s Stroke Units. The group will be meeting in the first floor Ironwood 2 room, 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.

The fall schedule starts the first Thursday in September at Banner Boswell Rehab Center and goes from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in the Main Dining Room, 10601 W. Santa Fe Drive.

The stroke support group gives members the opportunity to share concerns and support each other in a welcoming and confidential environment. The group also provides a variety of educational topics related to stroke for the stroke survivor and caregiver through discussion, audiovisual presentations and scheduled speakers.

Stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain becomes blocked. Deprived of oxygen, brain cells die. The effect on stroke survivors can range from minimal to severe; creating a lifetime of injury for some that may include physical disabilities, difficulty speaking or swallowing, behavioral changes or memory impairments.

About 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke and 137,000 people die from stroke each year in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association.

For information on the stroke support group, call Donna Holland, RN BSN, Stroke Coordinator at 623-832-7634. Seating is limited.

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