-Run F.A.S.T. for Stroke- -
Join NCRH in its first “Run F.A.S.T. for Stroke”,
a community event to raise awareness of Stroke
during the month of May. F.A.S.T. stands for FACE:
“smile,” ARM: “raise both arms,” SPEECH: “Repeat
this phrase,” TIME: “Call 9-1-1.” Our goal is to
raise awareness, support and honor survivors,
and decrease the incidence of stroke in Northern
Colorado with this fun run and health fair.
Date: May 18th, 2013
Time: Survivor Walk – 8 am
5K, 1 mile – 8:30 am
Awards/Door Prizes – 9:30 am
Health Fair – 9 am - 11 am
Location: Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
4401 Union Street,
Johnstown, CO 80534
Registration: 5K - $20, 1 mile - $10
Online and Mail-In Registration must be received by May 9th.
Registration will also be available at packet pick up and race
Survivor Walk: We invite all stroke survivors to participate
in a 50’ walk following a testimony from one of our stroke
survivors and NCRH graduates. We welcome all survivors,
weather walking, propelling a wheelchair, or assisted by
family or a therapist, to participate in this walk. If you require
assistance from a therapist to walk 50 feet, please contact
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital prior the race and
we will assist you in reaching this goal. Individuals wishing to
participate in the survivor walk only must still register and sign
the waiver. You may participate at no cost.
T-Shirts: Tech T-shirts will be provided to all participants
that register by April 19th. Sizes: S,M,L,XL,XXL. Woman’s cut.
Course: Starts and stops at NCRH. • Timing: Manual
Awards: Awards will be presented to the top three overall
male and female finishers of the 5K and 1 mile events. Door
prizes will be drawn following awards.
Sponsorship: Any business interested in participating in this
event should contact Christina Salas at 970.619.3477 or
Proceeds: All entry fees and donations from this event will
benefit a local equipment supply company providing low
cost equipment to our community, Rocky Mountain Medical
Outfitting & Recycling and the National Stroke Association.
Race Restrictions: Headphones and animals are not
permitted on this course. Baby joggers and wheelchairs are
Packet Pick up: May 17th, 8am-8pm at NCRH.
Register Online Here
- Climbing Higher Stroke Support Group
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to invite stroke survivors and caregivers to attend a stroke support group on our campus.
Please join us to have the opportunity to learn more about continued stroke recovery and coping with stroke. Share your experiences with others who have experienced a stroke.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
4401 Union Street, Johnstown 80534
For more information contact Leah Davis at (970) 619-3400
There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
We will meet at 4:00 pm the third Tuesday of every month.
- SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT STROKE THIS MAY
National Stroke Awareness Month Activity Announced at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital.
About 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year, yet most people in the U.S. cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors. Many strokes - some studies indicate that up to 80 percent - can be prevented through risk factor management.
There is no doubt that more education about stroke is needed. Public awareness of stroke warning signs and risk factors has not improved during the past five years, but May is a time to change this startling statistic. National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. In honor of this special time, National Stroke Association encourages everyone to help raise awareness in some way, including community awareness events or activities.
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital has treated 268 stroke patients in the past two years. To honor National Stroke Awareness Month, Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital is taking a lead from the National Stroke Association and striving to educate Americans to learn about risk factor management and how to recognize and respond to warning signs by acting FAST.
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital will host a community lecture.
What: “The Spectrum of Stroke Management“
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
4401 Union Street, Johnstown, CO 80534
National Stroke Association offers a free Stroke Awareness Resource Center with downloadable stroke educational information, graphics and ways to get involved in raising awareness. Learn more at www.stroke.org/awareness.
Did You Know?
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
• Between 1998 and 2008, the annual stroke death rate fell 34.8 percent in the United States. The actual number of stroke deaths declined 19.4 percent.
• By 2030, it is estimated that 4 million people will have had a stroke. This is nearly 25% higher than 2010 estimates.
• Stroke is an emergency! It’s important to learn stroke warning signs and how to respond to them. Emergency treatment may be available if a stroke is recognized FAST and 9-1-1 is called. Use the FAST test to remember warning signs:
About Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital
Built in 2005 this facility offers 40 private rooms, a 6000 square foot therapy gym and an aquatic therapy pool, which are all part of the unique design that fosters a comfortable and responsive environment for its patients. NCRH offers numerous specialized and progressive rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, respiratory therapy, neuromuscular development techniques, a dysphasia management program, cognitive therapy, wound care management, aquatic therapy and more.
Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital has been recognized, for the 6th consecutive year, in the Top 10% of 791 Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities in the United States*. Our hospital was cited for care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient centered.
*Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), Program Evaluation Model, 2011
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