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STROKE INFORMATION

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Hope and help for stroke survivors and caregivers

Our friendly support and first-hand experiences

can help you cope with life after a stroke.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICES ***

Due to the pandemic,  all  MCSA in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Our next virtual program will be on August 25 at 2:00 PM (ET).  See details below.

Go sailing with MCSA and CRAB on September 30th.   Email MCSA for details.


Our monthly Communique' newsletter is now digital.

To receive an email copy, send your name and email address to [email protected]

To request postal delivery, leave your name and home address at 301-681-6272.



BETHESDA CHAPTER MEETING

WHEN: 

CANCELLED  until further notice.

Pre-pandemic,  this chapter met monthly on 1st Tuesdays,  from 7:00 to  9:00 P.M., at Davis Library in Bethesda, Md.  

Note:  Davis Library meeting rooms are not currently available.  If you have suggestions for alternate locations for our Bethesda Chapter meetings, please let us know.


Chapter Volunteers Needed:

If you want to volunteer to serve as the Chairperson or Co-chairperson of this chapter,  please contact MCSA.


Contact Person

Leave a message for MCSA at 301-681-6272 or [email protected]  Include your name, phone number, and email address.


MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information,  email MCSA at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-681-6272.   Include your name and contact information.   

SILVER SPRING CHAPTER MEETING

WHEN

CANCELLED until further notice

Pre-pandemic, this chapter met monthly on 2nd Tuesdays, 1:00 to  3 P.M. at the Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring, Md. 


Chapter Volunteers Needed

If you want to volunteer to serve as the Chairperson or Co-chairperson of this chapter, please contact MCSA.


Contact Person:

Leave a message for MCSA at  301-681-6272 or [email protected]  Include your name, phone number, and email address.

WHERE(Site not currently available)

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road (Garden Room)

Silver Spring, MD 20901


MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, email MCSA at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-681-6272. Include your name and contact information.

UPPER COUNTY CHAPTER MEETING

 WHEN:  

CANCELLED until further notice. 

Pre-pandemic, this chapter met monthly  on 2nd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital in Rockville, MdThe hospital is still not allowing meetings such as ours.

Chapter Volunteer Needed:

If you want to volunteer to serve as the Co-chairperson of this chapter, please contact MCSA.

WHERE:  (Site not currently available)

Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation

(9909 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD)  Physical Therapy room (first floor)


MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.


Questions?  Contact MCSA  at 301-681-6272 or [email protected]  Leave a message including your name, phone number, and email address.


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BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING:

Virtual meetings only (via Zoom)

Date:   Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time:  10 AM - 12:00 noon (Eastern Time) via Zoom

Contact Person:  Amy Boltz

(Call 248-652-0304 or email MCSA at [email protected]).

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        ONLINE STROKE RESOURCES

For a list of online resources that might be helpful to stroke survivors and their family caregivers-- including virtual stroke support groups-- email a request to MCSA ([email protected]).

Two pages of online resources have been included  in several recent issues of MCSA's Communique' newsletter

If you need a copy, call 301-681-6272 or email us at [email protected] --  and leave a message with your request and your contact information.  

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      Accessible sailing with CRAB

Join us on Thursday, September 30th, for accessible sailing with CRAB in Annapolis, Md.  from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Sandy Point State Park marina.

Email [email protected] or leave a message at 301-681-6272 for details.

Seating is limited. 


                     ANNOUNCEMENTS:

        Pandemic  Cancellation Notice

All in-person MCSA meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic.

* Look for  MCSA updates  regarding future meetings or  cancellations. 

Send your email address to us at [email protected] so we can contact you via email.

 * If you need help from MCSA,  leave us a message at 301-681-6272.  Include your name and contact information.


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 MCSA's  virtual programs in 2021 :


*  August 25 (Wednesday, 2 pm ET)

Topic:  "Home Accessibility: Modifications for Safety and Independence"

Guest Speaker:  Fawn Baranko (Interiors by Fawn), 

Email [email protected] to request an invitation to this free online program.


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* June 30 (Wednesday 7:00 PM ET)

Guest Speaker: Christopher Gaskins, OT, Owner of NeuroSuite Rehab.

Topic: "Home Gym: Maintaining a Home Activity Program"

Email [email protected] to request a link to view a recording of this program.

    

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*  May 20 (Thursday,  7:00 PM ET).

Presented by Jared Ciner, Spirit Club.

Email [email protected] to request the link to a recording of this program.


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* May 12, 2021 (Wednesday, 2 PM ET)

Hosted by Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.

Email [email protected] to request the link to see a recording of this program.


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* February 24, 2021 (Wednesday)

Topic: "Relaxation Tips and Techniques"

Presenter: Janet Gritz, MA, CCC-SLP

Email [email protected]

to request a copy of the PowerPoint handout for this program.


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     Meeting Program Requests

We welcome your suggestions for topics, speakers, days and times you would prefer for upcoming virtual meetings.   Send your comments  to [email protected] or leave a message on our non-emergency telephone helpline at  301-681-6272.

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MCSA's Communique' newsletter is now distributed online only (unless home delivery is requested).

Please be sure we have your current email address so that we can keep you informed.   Send email address updates to [email protected]


To request "home delivery",  leave a message for MCSA at 301-681-6272 or at [email protected]  Include your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (if available).



Communique' newsletter

Membership in MCSA is free.
Sign up to receive our free, informative newsletter each month.  Learn about MCSA's programs and community events of interest, including other local stroke support groups, health fairs, and stroke research projects. 

Leave your name, phone number, email address, and home mailing address at 301-681-6272 or online at [email protected]


Donations to MCSA may be sent to

MCSA, P.O. Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343.   Donations of any size are appreciated very much!


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P.O. Box 9343

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Phone:  (301) 681-6272
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