Stroke Awareness Presentations

“I am so glad you came here to talk about stroke in your presentation. I had no idea how to tell if someone was having a stroke or what to do about it.  And, now that I know one of the causes of stroke can be AFib, I’m getting my husband to the doctor tomorrow.” Attendee at local Rotary Club

Stroke happens to 1 in 6 people, any age, any gender, any time!

A 15-20 minute Community Awareness Presentation for your organization can change that number dramatically!  

With the seriousness that stroke represents, Stroke Awareness Oregon wants to bring down any barriers in delivering this most important message, symptoms of stroke and what to do, along with preventative healthcare and lifestyle that will decrease the chances of stroke.

SAO offers two ways to spread stroke awareness in your organization.  First, in-person presentations; we make available to you a physician or healthcare professional to come to your location and give a brief presentation that could be the difference between life and death.  This is a free service SAO offers, sharing the signs and symptoms of stroke. With this educational presentation, participants learn symptoms of stroke and the urgency in seeking medical attention.

In January, SAO will be offering an online video presentation with a short quiz at the end to pass in order to receive a prize.  This allows management to share the video with members whom can review at their leisure.

 

What are people saying about the presentations

“One day I was talking to my husband and just chatting away. I knew exactly what I was saying but to him it was gibberish. Because he knew the signs of a stroke he called 9-1-1- right away and got me to the hospital. Thank you, Stroke Awareness Oregon for doing this presentation so more people know about F.A.S.T” – Hospice presentation attendee

“Thank you soooo much for the information, I was not aware!” – Local business networking event attendee

“I had the privilege of seeing a presentation from the Stroke Awareness Oregon organization recently.  I learned a lot and took away a few things that will help me in the future.  Most importantly I learned about F.A.S.T.  F.A.S.T.  Stands for Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties and Time to call 9-1-1.  Get on board, learn how you can help.” – Chuck Reponen

 

To schedule a presentation or more information, please call our office at 541-323-5641 – or visit us at www.StrokeAwarenessOregon.org