Those with Functional Needs.” Their first regional
quarterly stroke conference will be August 9, 2016 at
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
• “Stroke Can Happen at Any Age” is a SSEEO
presentation comprised of a panel of young stroke
survivors (21-51), a neurologist and a stroke
coordinator, who is responsible for organizing and
administering stroke outreach programs at a local
hospital. Since stroke is striking younger people, the
goal is to raise awareness and prevention of stroke to
local employers who have young workforces.
• “Survivor2Survivor” (S2S) is a telephone based
support program operated by SSEEO volunteers
with special training, overseen by a medical
advisory team. All the call volunteers are survivors
or caregivers who provide encouragement, support
and resources for new survivors who have been
discharged from the hospital or rehabilitation facility.
They are always encouraged to come to the local
support group to get connected with other survivors.
• The SSEEO annual walk/run for stroke is held in
conjunction with American Stroke Month in May.
The event offers family, friends and survivors an
opportunity to participate in an event to celebrate the
life and journey of survivors. It includes a health fair,
screenings and stroke education.
“In addition to these activities, SSEEO believes it is
essential for survivors and caregivers to play a key role
in representing the interest of current and future stroke
families by being the voice of the patient during the
legislative planning process,” said Christine Winiecki,
SSEEO’s director. SSEEO volunteers participate in
American Stroke Association advocacy events, lobby
days and stroke calls-to-action legislative requests.
“These programs, events and initiatives could not be
accomplished without the countless volunteers who work
tirelessly for the SSEEO mission to provide advocacy,
support education and resources to survivors and their
families,” Winiecki said. “We also could not prosper
without the generous financial support of our hospital
sponsors, donors and in-kind support.”
“These programs, events
and initiatives could not
be accomplished without
the countless volunteers
who work tirelessly for
the SSEEO mission
to provide advocacy,
support education and
resources to survivors
and their families.”
Try the ASA’s stroke support group finder to
see if we have a group registered near you and
join our online Support Network for patients
and families to connect and share with others
who’ve experienced stroke.