Stroke awareness talk at Tumut Library

Published on 18 October 2018

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Stroke awareness and prevention programs will be key topics of discussion when the Stroke Foundation visits the Tumut Library on Monday 22 October.

Snowy Valleys Council’s Tumut Library is hosting a free talk on stroke prevention and awareness presented by the Stroke Foundation as part of its Stroke Safe Speaker program.

The Stroke Foundation is a charity committed to increasing awareness and prevention of stroke.  They have developed several programs to improve community awareness of the risk factors and the signs of stroke, and improve the detection and management of blood pressure.

Council’s Director of Strategy, Community and Development Gus Cox said the Stroke Foundation’s programs can help people to become stroke safe.

“Many strokes are preventable and this is a great opportunity to learn and better understand stroke and how it can be prevented,” Mr Cox said.

Topics of discussion will include what stroke is, what happens when someone is having a stroke and the different types of stroke, how to recognise the signs of stroke, what to do if someone is having a stroke and how to prevent stroke.

The free talk will take place at the Tumut Library at 11am on Monday 22 October.  A complimentary lunch will be provided following the talk.

For more information contact the Tumut Library staff on 6941 2541

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