Ingalls To Host Free Stroke Awareness Fair May 11
Ingalls Health System is hosting a free Stroke Awareness Fair Saturday, May 11, at the Ingalls Family Care Center in Flossmoor to educate the community about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Highlights of the family-friendly event include blood pressure, body mass index and weight screenings; education about stroke risk factors and prevention; mini-massages; a stroll on the health center’s marked walking path; kids’ activities; healthy snacks and raffles. Participants can also purchase edible planters – perfect for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts.
“Knowing your stroke risk factors, following your doctor’s recommendations and adopting a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take to prevent a stroke,” explains Deb Lawrence, neurovascular advanced practice nurse and stroke clinical program coordinator at Ingalls. “The Ingalls Stroke Awareness Fair provides a great opportunity for participants to identify their own personal risks and learn how to take steps now to minimize the possibility of a stroke.”
A leading provider of stroke services, Ingalls was the region’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center, a designation held since 2006. For the past 10 years in a row, Ingalls has been designated a Five-Star Recipient for treatment of stroke by independent ratings company HealthGrades, and in March, Ingalls was awarded the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Stroke Association for a third year in a row.
Ingalls’ comprehensive stroke center offers 24/7 stroke specialty services, including the availability of vital diagnostic imaging and clot-busting medications, acute care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
For more information about the free Stroke Awareness Fair, call Ingalls Care Connection at 1.800.221.2199 or visit us on the web at www.Ingalls.org. The Ingalls Family Care Center is located at 19550 Governors Highway in Flossmoor, between Kedzie and Vollmer Road.