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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

03/22/2010

Stroke support group at Genesys meets April 1

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Genesys Inpatient Rehabilitation Center will conduct a free community stroke support group meeting Thursday, April 1, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the atrium conference room of Genesys Regional Medical Center's Health Park campus.

Topic for the April meeting is adaptive golf. Recreational therapist Monica Haubenstricker, will demonstrate adaptive golf equipment and how stroke survivors with limitations can continue to play golf. In addition to this demonstration, the group meeting will include a discussion with caregivers about resources available in the community that will help support their needs.

This Genesys-sponsored free monthly group meets the first Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It provides an opportunity for stroke survivors and their family members to exchange ideas, support and encourage each other, and learn more about their medical condition from Genesys specialists. Each meeting includes an educational component as well as information on resources available in the local community for stroke survivors.

To sign up for the April 1 meeting, call the Genesys Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at 810-606-6520. Those who sign-up in advance will receive a free valet parking pass.

Genesys Regional Medical Center's Health Park campus is located at One Genesys Parkway in Grand Blanc Township (Holly Road exit 108). The atrium conference room is located inside the main entrance of the hospital.

Genesys is the only hospital in the area to receive advanced certification from the Joint Commission for its stroke services. This achievement means Genesys has been recognized for its exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for its stroke patients.

To obtain this advanced certification as a Disease-Specific Care-Advanced Primary Care Stroke Center, Genesys must meet Joint Commission rigorous national standards and safety goals that demonstrate safe, high-quality care, treatment and services for stroke patients, with continued efforts to improve processes.

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