2017-02-10 / Local

Windsor news

The Cedar Hill Speaker Series continues with “Stroke Awareness for Stroke Survivors, Family Members, and Caregivers,” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at The Village at Cedar Hill, 92 Cedar Hill Drive in Windsor. Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are suggested. Call Barb Greer at (802) 674-2254.

The presenter is Michael G. Denmeade, Director of the Therapeutic Recreation Department, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. 

Stroke survivors and their family caregivers need help adjusting to the changes in their lives. Attendees will learn:

— What is a stroke?

— What is the prevalence of stroke in the U.S.? 

— What are the effects of a stroke physically, mentally, emotionally and financially? 

— What are the risk factors for stroke? 

— What can we do to reduce the risk of stroke? 

Denmeade is a nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialist, with a bachelor of science in recreational therapy. He is also a certified brain injury specialist, has presented at Vermont’s Annual Brain Injury and Stroke Conference, and is dedicated to improving care for patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries. Following the presentation there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served.

Wincycle, 59 Main St., in Windsor, will host a Linux Users Group meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. The group will discuss uses and solutions offered by the Linux operating system. All are welcome. For more information, call (802) 674-6320 or send an email to david.lavie@gmail.com.

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