The St. Maarten Heart and Stroke Foundation in collaboration with the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation (WYCCF) are organizing a “Family Fun day for patients who have had a stroke and their caretakers.
The purpose of this year’s event is prevention “ BE FAST” and recovery and wellbeing “BE ACTIVE”.
Unfortunately, it is possible to get several strokes in a lifetime, and therefore it is essential to stress prevention. Most recovery is seen in the first three months after a stroke, so it is important to get physiotherapy in a rehabilitation center or at home. Some patients continue to recover in the first to second year. There are patients that fully recover but there are more patients that remain with disabilities. Remaining active despite the disabilities improves the quality of life and wellbeing of a stroke patient.
Our focus is not only on the stroke patient but also on the caretakers and family members. It takes a lot of sacrifices and effort to remain dedicated to the care of a loved one after suffering from a Stroke. With the help of the AUC medical students and the staff of the WYCCF, we have organized an event that will provide medical information on the prevention of strokes, do blood pressure and cholesterol checks and do safe and responsible fun games and testimonials. We encourage the community to bring their family member, friend, or even a neighbor who has suffered from a stroke out on this day to enjoy themselves.
This event is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday at Emilio Wilson Park from 10:00 a.m to 3 p.m Come and Have fun with us.
Anyone who would like to register or needs some assistance with Transportation please contact us at 721 523 7887.
Health Protocols will be strictly in place.