“Did you know that approximately 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented?” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “Certain risk factors, such as eating habits, physical activity, smoking and drinking, as well as high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (AFib), high cholesterol, diabetes and circulation problems, all can contribute to your chances of having a stroke.”
Senator Hannon is urging residents to attend a free stroke awareness program being held on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Garden City Senior Center (located 6 Golf Club Lane, Garden City). The event takes place from 10 to 11 a.m.
Senator Hannon’s guest speaker, Kathleen Michel (administrative director and coordinator of the cerebrovascular program at Winthrop University Hospital) will explain what you need to know about the signs of stroke, including prevention and the importance of acting fast.
Reservations for this free event are required, and can be made by contacting Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 516-739-1700, or sign up online by visiting www.kemphannon.com.
This event is sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon and Winthrop University Hospital, and this location is handicap accessible.