Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group of San Joaquin County and Beyond
Monthly Event - Second Thursday of every month: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
Many live with an aneurysm all of their life and it never burst. A brain aneurysm is a abnormal bulgings of an artery. It is estimated that 1 out of every 15 people in the United States have an aneurysm during their lifetime. Most people live with an aneurysm and never even know it because it doesn't burst or cause any disabling effects.
Brain aneurysms are often discovered when they rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or the space closely surrounding the brain called the subarachnoid space, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage or a hemorrhagic stroke, brain damage and death. Unfortunately the mortality rates are high.
The average age of a person having a brain aneurysm is between 40-60 years of age. oftentimes during the prime of life. Those who survive often have neurological impairments, physical and cognitive damage and recovery is a lifetime project. Since the average age of those having a brain aneurysm is younger than the average age of those having an Ischemic stroke, traditional stroke support groups, may not be fulfilling for these survivors. They are active and want to talk about ways to renew life again and have a full social life again.
In our Support Group we will share stories, plan excursions and support one another in the quest for recovery. We will also work to create greater awareness about brain aneurysms.
There will always be a medical professional participating. Jim Chong, board member, cheerfully wrote our theme song and we are slowly, but surely, preparing for American Idol...well lets keep hope alive!
There is no charge to participate in this group. It is a self-help engaging program, but do everything at your own pace. We are here to support you.
Special thanks to Dameron Hospital for hosting this program, providing the space and for providing evening snacks.
525 West Acacia Street
Healings in Motion, Inc.
About Healings in Motion
Healings in Motion is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that has been presenting LOCAL educational programs to save lives. The following programs have been presented over the last 8 years in California's Central Valley.
Programs and Services:
- Professional Health Coaching/ Stroke and Caregiver Peer Coaching
- The Central Valley Recovery, Awareness, Preventing Strokes program ("CV-RAPS")
- Brain Aneurysm/AVM Support Group
- Partners for Stroke Awareness and Progress
- Brain Walk - A F.A.S.T. Track to Stroke Awareness
- Coach for Life's Champions Awards Gala
- Celebrating Caregivers - An Inner Safari