Stroke Awareness Oregon

Stroke Awareness Oregon

“My Stroke of Luck” – April 30th – Tower Theatre

Benefiting Stroke Awareness Oregon


“Everyday when I get dressed, I realize how different my life could have been if I had gotten to the hospital sooner.”
Lawnae Hunter
SAO Founder & Stroke Survivor


Stroke Awareness Oregon, a community based nonprofit serving the Central Oregon area exists to make a difference in stroke outcomes and recovery. Our Board and Volunteers work to increase awareness about the importance of identifying stroke symptoms and getting immediate help. We also strive to increase understanding about stroke prevention and how stroke survivors and caregivers can receive support for a full, post-stroke life.

  • Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the U.S.
  • Stroke is the number five cause of death in Oregon.
  • One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime! It could be YOU or someone you love.



10-Week Chair-Based Group Exercise Class

At Accelerated Fitness 1245 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702

Dates: March 4 – May 6          Time: Mondays at 11:45am – 12:45pm

Open to all participants looking for a low-impact, fun group. Simple mobility movement with use of Chair or standing – encourages mobility movement and stretches and use of dumbbells.

Prices: 4 participants: $130 each for the 10 week series

5 Participants: $120 each for the 10-weeks series

6 or more participants: $110 each for the 10- week series.

$50 Deposit required by February 22nd in order to save your place in class. Remainder is due 1st day of class.

Grab your friends: we need at least 4 participants to hold class.

One-on-one personal training also available at Accelerated Fitness or in client’s homes

Please contact:

Jeanne Hallett, RN CPT at 541-419-3544 or email at


Ways to Support the Campaign

Share the stroke Emotional Support Infographic to highlight and learn about recovery resources to support your emotional well being post stroke. Download and share Caregiver Resources to help you and/or your loved ones through the care-giving journey.


OSU-Cascades Offers free counseling – to members of the community.  If you are interested, go to the web link for information about the OSU-Cascades Counseling Clinic:

Interested clients can submit a web contact form or call us. Someone will get back to them after the first of the year. The clinic is open according to the academic calendar, and counseling is free to anyone age 14 and older in the community.


Bend Medical – Adaptive Equipment Used Equipment Swap

This is a great place to go, to find or sell used medical and adaptive equipment.  Just go to ‘Items for Sale’ if you are looking to buy.  There is also a place for you to become a member if you are looking to sell an item.  Please feel to contact Bend Medical- Adaptive Equipment if you have any further questions.


Now Available – Stroke Resource Guide Survey

This survey is to help provide Stroke Awareness Oregon with information that can benefit the community and to those who may be in need of help and don’t know here to start.


Join the Support Network

Connect with other stroke survivors and caregivers, share your story and more.  Recognize your family caregiver by nominating him/her as a Stroke Hero on ASA’s Facebook page.  Post inspirational messages within your social community to recognize and appreciate the many caregivers across the nation.  If you’re a healthcare professional or provider, you can also use our resources available on the Stroke Resource Center to help educate your staff, patients and community about stroke.


The important question… Why get involved?

  • As of 2017, stroke is the number five cause of death in Oregon alone!
  • In 2014, nearly 8,000 people were hospitalized for stroke in Oregon, with an estimated cost of $146 million for hospital care. Total cost is $34 billion per year nationally.
  • Stroke is the greatest cause of disability on earth.
  • Stroke strikes anyone regardless of age or gender — even infants!

Please join us as we work to change these statistics and improve the health and well-being of our community.  Please look for our up coming events and meetings here.

Join us to make a difference!

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