“Saving Strokes” Golf Program

Get Back in the Swing of Life with “Saving Strokes” and morning golf program for stroke survivors and caregivers.

  • Wednesday, March 29th
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Saving Strokes Program is a relaxing, fun event that gives survivors and caregivers a chance to get back on the greens, get outdoors, meet other survivors and caregivers and just have fun!None of your own equipment (or skill!) is required; walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. The event includes golf instruction, a heart healthy luncheon featuring a speaker.

  • Date/Time:  Wed., March 29th, 10am-1pm (please arrive at 9:30)
  • Location:  Starr Pass Golf Club, 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Directions:  Take Starr Pass west off of I-10.  When you get to the resort, follow signs for the Golf Clubhouse
  • Cost:  The event is FREE but RSVPs are required.

To Register:  call 844-3316-0276 or go to www.savingstrokes.com  (registrations are still be accepted)

Categories: Events, Healthy Living

March is Nutrition Month!

Healthy For Good™ is the American Heart Association’s new movement to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small, incremental changes today can create a difference for generations to come.  The movement is built on four pillars: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.

Learn more!


Categories: Awareness, Healthy Living

Stroke Prevention Saturday

Save the Date for Stroke Prevention Saturday!

April 15, 2017 | 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM*

Tucson Medical Center
Marshall Conference Center
5301 E. Grant Road

Free stroke prevention screenings brought to you bu Tucson Medical Center and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson

For more information call (520) 324-1960

*Last intake is 11:30 AM, please allow 45 minutes for testing, 8 hour fasting is recommended

Categories: Events, Uncategorized

Spokes Fighting Strokes

We have a new resource listed on the Fitness page.


Spokes Fighting Strokes offers free adaptive cycling sessions (trikes provided) every Thursday at Curtis Park in Tucson.  Sessions are at 10 am and 1 pm.  Preregistration/RSVP is required.  Contact Lise or Dan at (303) 249-8621 or dan@spokesfightingstrokes.org and provide the following information: height, weight, which side is affected and level of functionality (wheelchair, cane, assist needed, etc).


Categories: Healthy Living, Resources

Register for Stroke Camp 2017!

Save the date for Stroke Camp 2017!

June 2 through 4, 2017
Redemptorist Renewal Center
Tucson, AZ

Camper Registration Form 2017

Volunteer Application Form

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Download the Stroke App

stoke-appThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association invite you to download the free “Spot a Stroke FAST” app (iOS or Android).

Click for iOS

Click for Android

Face drooping
Arm weakness
Speech difficulty
Time to call 911

Source: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp


Categories: Awareness, Resources

Lecture: Compassion and the Caregiver

Tucson Medical Center’s The Core at La Encantada and the University of Arizona are sponsoring a series of free public lectures, Conversations on Compassion.

JANUARY 25, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Compassion and the Caregiver

oconnor_mary_frances_ua_headshot_0Mary Frances O’Connor, Department of Psychology

Caregivers include family members, doctors, psychologists,social workers, and chaplains. Fatigue and burnout can hit anyone in a caregiver role who takes on this very important task in the lives of loved ones and patients.

Dr. O’Connor will discuss the difficulties faced by caregivers, but more importantly will discuss compassion as the overarching motivation for this difficult work. We can’t “run out” of compassion, but we can learn to improve our self-regulation skills in the face of difficult situations in order to decrease fatigue and burnout.

For more information and to register visit https://compassioncenter.arizona.edu/events/compassion-and-caregiver.

Where: The Core at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, suite 277 In the La Encantada Shopping Center, Upper Level

Categories: Uncategorized

Facing the Holidays as a Caregiver

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but particularly after you or a family member has experienced a stroke. Here are a few suggestions and strategies to ease the holiday season and help you find calm in the midst of what can be a busy and emotional season. [Continue reading]

Source: Micki Burns, (December 6, 2016),  Stoke Smart, http://www.strokesmart.org/Holidays-Caregiver

Categories: Awareness, Survivorship

Eat healthy every day

Make every day healthy eating day!

The American Heart Association sponsored a National Eating Healthy Day on the first Wednesday in November.

Visit the AHA website to learn more about healthy eating – just in time for the holidays!



Categories: Awareness, Healthy Living

Stroke Retreat 2017

Save the Date for the Stroke Retreat!

When: June 2-4, 2017

Where: Redemptorist Center, Tucson, AZ

Look for additional/registration information soon!


Stroke Camp 2016

Categories: Announcements, Events, Survivorship

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