Menlo Park Library to host stroke awareness seminar on February 13

by Contributed Content on February 8, 2016

The Menlo Park Library is inviting the public to an informational seminar about stroke causes, prevention, and appropriate response given by the Pacific Stroke Association on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers.

More than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. While stroke has dropped to the number five cause of death in the United States, it remains the number one cause of adult disabilities. An educator from the Pacific Stroke Association will present an informative overview about stroke: what it is, risks, prevention, and how to respond if someone you know is experiencing symptoms. This session is for individuals of all ages. Anyone can experience a stroke and we all can help others if we know the signs.

Pacific Stroke Association, formerly Peninsula Stroke Association, is a local, community-based nonprofit organization serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. It was founded in 1999 by a group of community members concerned with the lack of awareness of stroke symptoms among the general public and the medical community.

The February 13 event is free, and refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. No preregistration is necessary to attend.

Free wheelchair accessible van service is available for Menlo Park area seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 for van reservations. For more information, email John Weaver at weaver@plsinfo.org or visit the Menlo Park Library online.

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