Stroke Month

JUNE is Stroke Month!

Stroke Month is an exciting month dedicated to stroke education, treatment, and recovery initiatives. Stroke month will commence on June 1, 2013, and continue through the month of June. Institutions of the UTSP- Sunnybrook, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Toronto Western Hospital- will promote stroke awareness and post-stroke management with their own unique focus.

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Below is the official stroke month schedule:

Final Stroke Month Scheduling Across UTSP
  Date(s) Site Event
May May 29 TWH Fundraising bake sale
May 31 TWH(all) Big Bike
Week 1 June 3-7 SHSC Creating community of stroke survivors and caregivers
Focus: PEERS Fostering Hope and Patient Passport

  • Newsletter item
  • Video of PEERS Fostering Hope in Action

June 6: Booth- Information about SPC, magnets of stroke warning signs on Level 1, M Wing
June 5: Dr. Swartz leading provincial stroke rounds, from 8-9am, Rm A450. Will be broadcasted.

June 4, 6 SMH June 4: DVD presentation- Geriatrics: Where did I put….my memory
June 6 SMH(all) Big Bike
Week 2 June 10-15 SHSC Creating a community of healthcare professionals in stroke care
Focus: Knowing Each Other’s Work, VcOP, ABLE Guidelines

  • Newsletter item

June 12: Lunch N’ Learn for C4 Staff
June 13: Information booth, and magnet distribution on Level 1, M Wing

June 11, 13 SMH June 11: Booth- The Stroke Month booths throughout June will feature a blood pressure clinic, handouts, a viewing of different heart and stroke commercials on TV, and much more!
June 13: Stroke Fair- It will feature different booths, including Dietician Jeopardy, neglect training, a discharge planning booth, and more! It will also feature passports for people to move between booths. Once people have visited all of the booths, they will be entered into a draw for a prize.
Week 3 June 17-22 SHSC Working towards a healthier community
Focus: Stroke Prevention Clinic

  • Release of SPC audit results
  • Newsletter notice

June 20: Information booth, blood pressure clinic, and magnet distribution on Level 1, M Wing
June 21: Movie “Where did I put my memory?” with FREE Popcorn! (McLaughlin Lecture Theatre, EG61) 12-1pm

June 18 SMH Booth: Community Partners Day-Geriatrics
June 19 TWH UHN Blood Pressure Clinic/Trivia
June 20 SMH Booth
Week 4 June 24-29 SHSC Continued focus on Stroke Prevention Clinic

  • Newsletter notice

June 27: Information booth, blood pressure clinic, and magnet distribution on Level 1, M Wing

June 25, 27 SMH June 25: Booth
June 27: Guest Speaker- a stroke survivor will be speaking about her experiences and the peer support group she works with. 
June 28 TWH Talk/Jeopardy

SHSC- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
TWH- Toronto Western Hospital
SMH- St. Michael’s Hospital