Stroke Camp: A New Beginning for Stroke Survivors

August 23, 2019
Father and Son Fishing

Often stroke survivors and their loved ones feel isolated; sometimes hopeless in regaining meaning in everyday life. They may have lost friends they shared activities with, or lost their ability to work, exercise, drive, walk or even participate in conversations. A stroke demands you reinvent your life, financially, emotionally and physically.

The NHRMC stroke team understands that recovery is difficult, which is why they’ll be hosting a stroke retreat this fall for survivors and their caregivers.

Stroke camp is an opportunity for stroke survivors and their caregivers to get away from their daily life and routine. This weekend-long retreat will be a time to relax, interact socially and gain support and knowledge from staff and peers so they can return home feeling rejuvenated.

Recent stroke camp attendee and caregiver for her husband, Debra Smith expressed the importance of supporting future camps, “The stroke camp gave us both a break from our everyday routine like doctor appointments, physical therapy and keeping my husband active. It was my weekend getaway too. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for this opportunity.”

NHRMC believes stroke care goes well beyond the initial hospitalization. We want to see our stroke survivors overcome obstacles and feel supported in their community. Stroke survivors are our friends, neighbors and community members. It is our mission to help make their recovery as smooth and seamless as possible.

NHRMC is proud to deliver award-winning stroke care, including recognition from Healthgrades as a five-star recipient for treatment of stroke. As we continue to grow our services, we need your help to fund advancements in care and education as well as additional patient programs such as the stroke camp.

Support the growth of the award-winning stroke program at NHRMC by making a charitable gift today using the form below.