Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital Hosts Cookout to Aid Stroke Survivors

7/25/2012

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Louisville, Ky. – Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital (SIRH) will host a community cookout on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise resources for the 17th Annual Stroke Camp. Proceeds from the event will help support the cost of participation for campers who have suffered a stroke.

Meal tickets are $6 per person and must be purchased no later than August 6, 2012.  The menu for this year’s cookout includes:  grilled chicken quarters, red potato salad, baked beans, desserts and drinks.  Carry out is available. The event will be held at SIRH, 3104 Blackiston Blvd. in New Albany.

SIRH welcomes 25 stroke survivors to a fun-filled, enjoyable weekend at the annual Stroke Camp. Participants enjoy outdoor activities led by trained professionals in a structured, accessible environment.  They are able to socialize with others who have experienced a stroke, as well as learn about strokes, stroke recovery and readjustment into leisure activity.

Families are welcome to participate with their survivor, but are not required to do so.  Staffed with nurses, therapists and other hospital personnel, the campers are able to fish, enjoy hayrides and bonfires, arts and crafts activities and much more.

“Stroke Camp is a wonderful program for stroke survivors and their families and can often provide a much needed respite for caregivers,” said Randy Napier, president and CEO of SIRH.  “Fundraising events like the community cookout help us to make Stroke Camp possible for many survivors.”

This year’s camp is September 27-29 at the Country Lake Christian Retreat Center in Henryville, IN.  To purchase tickets for the luncheon call (812) 941-6154.  For more information about Stroke Camp, visit www.sirh.org.

About Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital
Southern Indian Rehab Hospital is a 60-bed facility owned and operated by Frazier Rehab Institute, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, and Clark Memorial Hospital.  Since 1994, SIRH has been providing inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, speech and psychology therapy services to children and adults suffering from injuries, illnesses and disabilities.
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