MedWatch: Stroke Club
Munson has had a stroke club for a few decades now, but more people should know about this resource if they've suffered from a stroke, care for someone who has, or know someone. It's important for people to understand that you can have a life after stroke, and support is a key part of recovery.
Avid sailor Steve Rutkowski, who also is a quadriplegic, will talk about adaptive sailing and possibly offer members of the Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club a sailing experience at the June 13 meeting.
Stroke Club members should meet at the boat house on the north end of Boardman Lake, behind the library. The 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. program will cover adaptive sailing techniques, discuss the Traverse Area Community Adaptive Sailing program, provide information on classes, and if weather permits, include opportunities for members to experience a sail on the lake. Equipment will be available to assist individuals with any physical disability.
For more information, contact facilitators Melinda Hollands, LMSW, or Angela Leete, LMSW, at Munson Medical Center's Social Work Department at (231) 935-6380.
The Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and offers stroke survivors and support persons the opportunity to learn, share, and connect with one another through speakers, demonstrations, and group discussions.