New Emory Group for Stroke and Heart Disease Survivors to Meet
ATLANTA -- The newly formed
"Love and Courage Stroke and Heart Disease Survivors" organization will
hold its kickoff meeting on Tuesday, January 21, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
in the Helen S. Mills Multipurpose Facility at 515 John Wesley Dobbs
Sponsored by the Emory Healthcare
Office of Community Affairs, the "Love and Courage" group will be open
to any interested person living with high blood pressure or cardiovascular
disease. It is especially targeted toward African Americans who have
suffered heart attack or stroke, in an effort to promote rehabilitation
and prevent relapse.
Speaking at the initial meeting
will be Dr. Doris Armour and Dr. Michele Rusin , both assistant professors
of rehabiliation medicine at Emory. They will present a general overview
of the medical aspects of cardiovascular disease, followed by a discussion
of the emotional and psychological effects of stroke.
Louise C. Strozier, a three-year
stroke survivor, formed the "Love and Courage" group as an extension
of a support group she joined at Emory's Center for Rehabilitation Medicine.
"My stroke experience led me on a journey of trying to locate available
resources," she said. "I wasn't able to do that until I came to Emory
and learned about the stroke support group, which has been very helpful
to me. I was able to meet other survivors and find genuine warmth and
Parking is free for Tuesday's
meeting and refreshments will be served. For questions, call Louise
Strozier at (404) 758-3555.