The King’s Daughters Center for Advanced NeuroMedicine will be highlighted Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4 at the Central Park Festival. Staff from the Stroke program, the Spine and Pain Center, the Neurodiagnostics Lab, the Neurosciences and Rehabilitation nursing units and outpatient therapy services will be there to talk about their specialties. The King’s Daughters area will be located in the center of the park, near the food vendors. For more information, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).
Activities will include games to stimulate the brain using matching and memory skills, balance and eye-hand coordination. Education about stroke signs and symptoms, risk factors, and what to do when someone is having a stroke also will be available. An exercise allowing participants to experience what it may be like to have deficits from a stroke will be available. Stroke survivors from the KDMC stroke support group will be at the KDMC tent from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to talk about their experiences overcoming stroke and to answer questions. Caregivers from the Spine and Pain Center will discuss back health. KDMC also will offer health screenings and educational displays.
“At the Central Park Festival this year we’re emphasizing the whole continuum of care for neurological patients,” said Amy Sieweke, director of the KDMC Center for Advanced NeuroMedicine. “Our team is excited to showcase the services we have, provide information and answer questions. We want the community to know about our programs and the many different components in place to care for neurologic, stroke, spine and pain patients,” she said.
Saturday, July 3
Sunday, July 4
King’s Daughters recently was accredited as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission. The Spine and Pain Center is accredited by the Academy of Pain Management, and the Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Center for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
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