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"THERE'S HOPE AFTER STROKE"

ONLINE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

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                      FORMERLY "HIGH HOPES"                   

 

     

                

        We Have HIGH HOPES!

We Hope to share our hopes and fears with others who understand what we are going through.

We Hope to inspire others by our strength.

We Hope to make new friends.

We Hope to learn about new rehab opportunities.

We Hope to gain perspective for our lives by observing other survivors.

We Hope to improve our lives and ourselves.

LET'S LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!

WHY WAS HIGH HOPES STARTED? 

High Hopes was started so stroke survivors and caregivers would have a place to go to share experiences, and learn about stroke through interaction with others. At the meetings, members share their dealings with stroke and numerous topics are discussed.

The group's plans include inspiring other stroke survivors by visiting them in rehab centers and including patients at LBGH. 

ALSO:

Community Outreach

Health Fairs

Senior Centers

Having Fun Together

 Striving to reach more people who have had a stroke to provide post-stroke tips on living a good life in spite of disabilities.   

      

    

  More about "THERE'S HOPE AFTER STROKE" 

 (FORMER NAME,   "HIGH HOPES" ) 

            

GUEST SPEAKERS are important to the success of our meetings. We intermingle and learn a lot from each other.

 Health pros from Centra, AHA as well as others, go to our meetings to assist the group in coping with problems that ultimately befall many survivors and caregivers.                                                 

     Past Guest Speakers for High Hopes Meetings:

Centra Health Employees:

 Laura Gauldin, RN, BSN, Neuro Nurse co-ordinater

Mary Marshman,RN,MSN,CNRN,    Lynchburg General Hospital

Laura Gauldin,RN,BSN NICU, Lynchburg General Hospital

Betty Zaring,CRRN,    VA Baptist Hospital Acute Rehab.

Verna R. Sellers, MD,    PACE  Medical Director

Stacy Pedigo, O.T.  VA Baptist Hospital Acute Rehab

Heather Howard,LRT,CTRS  Acute Rehab VA Baptist Hospital

Kristie Kidd,RN, NICU, Lynchburg Gen. Hospital

Michael Bassett,OT,  VA Baptist Hospital Acute Rehab.

Cynthia Borum, RN,  VA Baptist Acute Rehab

Christi Thomas, Summitt Rehab Center, Wyndhurst 

Sampadi Desi, MA, LPC, Centra Counseling, Rivermont School

Wayne Lanham, Chaplain, Lynchburg General Hospital

Amanda Anthony, OTR/L, VA Baptist Outpatient Rehab Dept.

Maureen Mahland, MSPT, VA Baptist Outpatient Rehab Dept. 

 DR.  JAMES DUNSTAN, MD,  CENTRA HEALTH

****Speakers from Other organizations****

Alison Bonds Shapiro, MBA   Author

 Linda Recinos - Infinity Care, Lynchburg

 Natalie Wilkins -GLTC - Greater Lynchburg Transit

Jessica Longfors, PT,MPT,Rehab Associates

 Judith C. Johnson,BS,MS Ed,Brain Injury Asso of VA

 Ann Cralidis, MA,  UNC Doctorate Candidate

 Evelyn Terry, Dir. of Development, EASTER SEALS

 East West Acupuncture of Lynchburg - Matt

 Betsy Vetter,NC Advocacy Dir. American Heart A.

 KimberlyGilbert,  American Heart Association

 Vicky Sandifer, Program Dir., Mental Health America

 Yvonne Blevins,   Innovative Technologies, Roanoke

   Ed Robinson,Lynchburg Area Center Ind. Living

   Jeff Smith, Rush Homes,  Lynchburg

    Laura Laeschbacher,  Massage Therapist 

     Jane Simms, Massage Therapist

     Travelbugs,Inc.   Jane Peters Travel  Specialist

    Tracey Davis,Generations Solutions, Home Health

      Home Instead Home Health, Lynchburg

      Carson Wagonlit Travel,Laura Tyree, Lynchburg

      Bentley Commons Assisted Living, at Lynchburg

      Bonnie Boyles:  Depression, Attitides, Inspiration

      Marcy Godfrey, Life Line Screening

      George Williams, Generations Solutions

       Rose  Pruitt, Health Nut Nutrition (store)

        Brenda Dixon, Marketing, HOME INSTEAD

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

                          BECAUSE OF YOU,  

         THERE's HOPE  AFTER  STROKE !                                                                                                                        

              

             

             

                                   A  W  A  R  D  S  

             

AMERICAN  HEART ASSOCIATION  2005

2005 Heart/stroke Walk  Lynchburg/Central VA

Named "OUTSTANDING TEAM"

We raised over $3,000 for the American Heart Association!!

                                  WE ARE SO VERY PROUD!

 

Past Event  

      Dec. 9, 2009 was our annual holiday party  at the Lynchburg General Hospital Private Diningroom;

Same place as our monthly meeting...

Guest speaker was  ANN CRALIDIS, MA,LPC.  She is a UNC DOCTORAL CANDIDATE, reporting to us, the results of her Right Brain Study in which six of us participated!

Our luncheon was followed by drawings for several door prizes.

 This year, in lieu of a group grab-bag exchange, we  donated food or money to a place that serves free dinners to the needy public,  "DAILY  BREAD", Clay Street, Lynchburg. This was suggested at the November meeting by group members and was agreed upon. 

We collected a lot of food and $80 in checks/cash. Thanks everyone!

Thank you Evie Wright for delivering the $80 collected, to the Daily Bread.

The food was given to Holy Cross Church to be distributed to known needy families in Lynchburg.  Thank you Emily Sublett, for delivering the food to the church.

Thanking Centra for your wonderful hospitality. 

 Wishing you Well,

Carole