Dr. Ritter to Speak at Upcoming Event


Leslie Ritter

Leslie Ritter, PhD, Director of the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona (SRCSA) will speak at the upcoming Life After Stroke & Brain Injury event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Tucson Medical Center Senior Services.  Dr. Ritter’s talk, Community Resources on Your Path to Recovery will higlight SRCSA and other community services.

Other presentations include:

  • Your Brain after Injury: On the Path to Recovery | David Teeple, MD, TMC Stroke Center/Center for Neurosciences
  • Managing Depression | Sarah Burger, PhD, Center for Neurosciences
  • The Healing Power of Laughter | Gulshan Sethi, MD, Pima Heart, Director of TMC Cardiothoracic Surgery

Life After Stroke & Brain Injury is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Tucson Medical Center Senior Services is located at 1400 N. Wilmot. Registration is required. Please call (520) 324-4345 or email for more information.

stroke event

Categories: Announcements, Events, Healthy Living

Save the Date for Stroke Prevention Saturday

Reminder: Stroke Prevention Saturday is April 15th at Tucson Medical Center. Learn more

Are you at risk for a stroke? Join TMC and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson for the annual free Stroke Prevention Saturday, April 15, 7 a.m. to noon at TMC Marshall Conference Center.

Free testing for:

  • Height, weight and body mass index
  • Blood pressure and oxygen saturation
  • Glucose and cholesterol measurements
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound to look for blockages or narrowing
  • Electrocardiogram

A physician will review your results with you.

The screening is recommended for those 50 years and older. For best results, an eight-hour fast is recommended.

In addition, to learning about their risk for stroke, participants will also receive information on recognizing the signs of a stroke and how to control risk facts and the signs of a stroke.

No appointment necessary. Please allow 45 minutes for screening.

Light snacks will be available.

Categories: Events, Healthy Living

“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  (registrations are still be accepted)

Categories: Events, 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

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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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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

Benefit Concert

November 5th | 12:00 to 2:00 PM | Shoppes at La Posada | Green Valley

There will be a benefit concert for the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona on Nov 5, 12 noon-2pm at the Shoppes at La Posada, 665 S. Park Center Ave,  Green Valley, AZ.

The concert features The Dust Devils, a popular Tucson band playing traditional bluegrass and newgrass music.  The concert is free.  There will be a raffle, live auction, food and drinks. Fabulous harmonies, toe tapping and sing-alongs are guaranteed to bring a smile to all!


Donations will be accepted at the concert and will help the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona support the June 2-4, 2017 Retreat for stroke survivors and volunteers, the stroke resource website, education seminars for the community, stroke support groups, and our future physical meeting place!

Can’t attend but want to offer your support?  Send your tax free* donations to:

Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona
3938 E. Grant Rd. #185
Tucson, AZ 85704

Concert generously supported by the Gordon Foundation and La Posada.

*The Stroke Resource Center is a registered 501c(3).  Please make checks payable to Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona.

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Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click to complete the registration form on the Stroke Camp website. Scroll to select the May 20-22 session at the Redemptorist Center in Tucson.

stroke campAs a result of the generous support from The Gordon Foundation, the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona has partnered with Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp to provide the first ever 3-day weekend stroke camp retreat in Tucson for stroke survivors and caregivers.

The mission of Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp is to “improve the quality of life for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their families.” The retreat features various activities such as games, education sessions, discussion groups, hiking/walking, entertainment, and more!

stroke camp

Image: Stroke Camp Gallery


The three day weekend retreats are designed specifically for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their family members and adaptations are made to the best of our ability so that everyone can participate. Survivors are encouraged to attend with a caregiver. If survivors will be coming alone, they need to be able to perform all activities of daily living with minimal assistance. Volunteers are available to provide a helping hand, but will not provide skilled nursing.


  • Registration for the general public begins on April 7th. Space is limited to 20 survivors and 20 caregivers. Click to register. Questions? Call the Stroke Camp at (309) 688-5450.

General information for the camp can be found at

Please thank our camp sponsors!

  • Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona
  • The Gordon Foundation
  • William “Bill” Feinberg Stroke Endowment and Dept. Neurology, University of Arizona
  • Health South Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
  • Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Tucson Medical Center
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Feb. 6th is Go Red Day!

AHA-Red-DressNational Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6, 2015, but heart disease and stroke kills 1 in 3 women every year. That’s why we want to say thank you for helping raise awareness no matter what time of the year.


Categories: Awareness, Events

Healthy Heart Day on Feb. 7th

Join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center for an interactive day of heart-healthy information, screenings and activities.
February 7, 2015

University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ 85724

Start the day with a health fair, including free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, breathing assessment and medication consults with UA College of Pharmacy students. Browse heart-health information tables. Try tai chi and laughter yoga. Learn about the latest heart health updates from University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center experts.

Learn more and register.

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