West Jefferson (WJ), in partnership with the Culicchia Neurological Clinic, will offer FREE personalized stroke risk assessments, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI screenings; as well as education on strokes, activities/games, door prizes and stroke empathy activities (how would you do everyday activities, if one side of your body is paralyzed). To RSVP, call 504-349-1789 or go to www.wjmc.org/stroke.
This year’s theme is Margaritas & Mariachis in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Cucos Restaurant will provide virgin margaritas and Mexican fare.
Stroke Awareness Day will feature a talk by Dr. Robert C. Dawson III at Noon. Dr. Dawson has an international reputation in the field of interventional neuroradiology, which uses modern X-ray equipment and the most sophisticated catheterization tools to access the smallest vessels of the body to treat neurological disorders. He will speak about the signs & symptoms of a stroke and treatments.
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. The goal during Stroke Awareness Month is to teach the public signs, symptoms and prevention measures that they will remember all year long. A stroke can affect anyone at any time.