‘Take Your Brain Out To play’ Saturday

Free community event intended to introduce stroke and brain injury survivors to new skills and information

VANCOUVER — The PeaceHealth Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group invites all members of the community to “Take Your Brain Out to Play” this Sat., May 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

The free community event is intended to introduce stroke and brain injury survivors to new skills and information in a fun and relaxed environment.

“Take Your Brain Out to Play” will include a variety of activities to engage and stimulate the brain, including:

  • container gardening
  • jewelry making
  • rock painting
  • tai chi
  • coloring station
  • chair massage

“Take Your Brain Out to Play” will be a fun and educational experience for anyone dealing with stroke or brain injury, and their caregivers. Music will be provided by “The Backstrokes” and a number of organizations with be on hand to provide helpful brain injury recovery information including Hanger Prosthetics, Aphasia Network, CVAN, Area Agency on Aging & Disability, and Kailey’s Brain Art.

The free event will be held in the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Health Education Center at 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, in Vancouver, WA. Parking is available in the 92nd Avenue parking garage. For more information contact PeaceHealth Southwest Stroke Program Coordinator Kimberly Kirkpatrick MS, RN, CNL at (360) 514-3213.

About the Stroke Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center:

The Stroke Center at PeaceHealth Southwest is the regional medical center for comprehensive stroke services, featuring a team of stroke (brain attack) experts from many health disciplines who provide 24-hour rapid response to stroke care. www.peacehealth.org/southwest/services/stroke-center

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