Have you or a loved one suffered a stroke? Are you caring for someone who is recovering from a stroke?
Join neuropsychologist Christopher Rossilli, PsyD, and team members from the Baptist Health stroke center to learn more about rehabilitation and living a full life after a stroke.
The support group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Y Healthy Living Center in Mandarin. The meetings are free and open to the community. You don't have to be a YMCA member to participate.
Guest speakers are:
May 24: Michael Johnson, stroke survivor, "My journey after a stroke."
June 28: Ellen Schmitt, "Advance care planning."
July 26: Eugene Bebeau, MD, Baptist Health, North American regional coordinator for the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) and a speaker on meditation and health.
The essence of meditation is attention. Meditation increases the power of attention by encouraging focus, which leads to change. This effect is first and foremost felt in our body. Every part of the body is integrally linked with the brain through the nervous system. A change in the brain inevitably means changes in the body. Through meditation, bridges are built between the two sides of the brain, so new connections are made and we can see that the brain can heal.