June 15 stroke program part of national effort

Stroke survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in a program to express their feelings about their experiences so others may understand. The program is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.

Participants will create masks for display at Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa events as part of the national Unmasking Brain Injury program. Its mission is to promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury, give survivors a voice and the means to educate others about living with a brain injury, and show people with disabilities deserve dignity, respect, compassion and opportunities to prove their value.

For more information about the program, please visit www.UnmaskingBrainInjury.org.

Great River Health System’ stroke support group meetings are scheduled at 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the Blackhawk Room. For more information, please call Snake Alley Rehabilitation, (319) 768-4200.