Cape Coral Hospital to Host Stroke Ability Fair

Mark your calendars and join us for a Stroke Ability Fair to be held on Thursday, Apr. 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Hospital, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral.

The event is free and open to the public. Services of Lee Memorial Health System and our community partners that support and enhance the stroke survivor’s abilities will be showcased.

Various departments of Lee Memorial Health System will be on hand including ‘Meet the Neurologist’ and ‘Meet the Pharmacist’ to answer questions. Also available will be simulation stations to better appreciate stroke effects, food sampling from community meal services, physical therapy orthotics, speech and visual therapy adaptive equipment and video demonstration of swallowing tests.

This is an opportunity and accessibility to over 30 different types of services and programs available here in our own communities.

Although the focus will be on the stroke survivor, this fair will provide information on resources available for any post-acute situation, chronic disease and/or recovery process to facilitate a person during their recovery phase to promote and experience optimal healing.

Free health screenings will be available, including blood pressure readings, BMI calculations and glucose testing. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are major risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Although you can’t control all of your risk factors for stroke, you can take steps to prevent stroke and its complications. Stroke Awareness and prevention information will be available

For more information, please call 239-424-3488.

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