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Health Education Series comes to Niagara Falls

Posted Oct 6th, 2010

The Niagara Health System’s Health Education Series is travelling to several communities this fall and in October the focus is on stroke. Every 10 minutes, someone in Canada has a stroke. Protect yourself and your loved ones by coming to a health education session titled Stroke – What You Need to Know

Health professionals will explain the signs and symptoms of stroke, the importance of calling 911, treatment offered by the Niagara District Stroke Centre at Greater Niagara General Site, the inpatient care team, and local follow-up support for stroke patients and their families.

Stroke – What You Need To Know

When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: Niagara Falls Public Library, Victoria Branch, LaMarsh Room
Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls (map)
Presenter:  Leanne Hammond, Niagara District Stroke Centre

“We offer many best-practice stroke care services across Niagara and believe public awareness of how to access these services is key to improved patient outcomes,” Leanne says. “Niagara has higher-than-average chronic disease rates, which include stroke. Many people don’t realize that countless strokes could be prevented with simple lifestyle changes."

A wide range of take-home information will be available. After the presentation, attendees can try gentle exercises on Wii video game stations. Free admission and parking.

This health education event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Public Library and Niagara Health System. For more information on this and other events, go to

For more information, media may contact:

Caroline Bourque Wiley
Public Affairs Consultant
905-378-4647, ext. 43113

Niagara Health System