Stroke is the number one cause of disability in the US. Emergency treatment within three hours is critical and can be life-saving. However, stroke survivors experience a wide-range of lasting symptoms from slight to permanently debilitating. These effects can impact life physically, emotionally, and socially for survivors and their families.
The upcoming UnityPoint Health Stroke Survivor Retreat is a weekend getaway offered just for stroke survivors and their supporters. The Stroke Retreat will be held August 26-27, 2016 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. It’s sponsored by UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Quad Cities.
Stroke survivors and their supporters are invited to spend the weekend together participating in activities including: games, educational sessions, entertainment, pampering, discussion groups, crafts, and more. The retreat is in its second year and the goal to provide an opportunity for stroke survivors and their supporters to get away, have fun and recharge.
Cost for the retreat is $20 per person. Hotel reservations are extra and the hotel deadline is August 5. The Retreat registration deadline is August 10. You can find out more information about the UnityPoint Health Stroke Survivor Retreat or register for this year’s event at www.bit.ly/strokeretreat, or call (319) 369-8877.