Trillium Health Centre – Stroke Awareness Barbecue – June 29, 2012
June 29, 2012
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Stroke survivors and Trillium Health Centre staff celebrate Stroke Awareness Month at the 7th Annual BBQ
June 27, 2011
Being forced inside by rain could not dampen the high spirits of the staff, volunteers, patients and their families who got together for Trillium Health Centre’s 7th annual barbeque to celebrate Stroke Awareness Month on June 24.
The Trillium Health Centre Stroke BBQ is a special event, a rare opportunity for health care providers to see how their patients are doing months after their treatment and rehabilitation.
“Having the patients come back to see the care providers who helped them is wonderful for the staff and the patients,” said Debra Carson, Director of the Neurosciences-Musculoskeletal Health System. “The staff love seeing how well their patients are doing and the patients love showing off how much they have progressed.”
Claude Kavanagh of Bloomfield was visiting Mississauga this past February when she suffered a major stroke. She is so grateful for the support and care the Stroke Team gave her that she came to the BBQ to celebrate with her daughter, Suzanne Kavanagh of Toronto, and her son, Jim Kavanagh of Brampton.
“I want to thank all the doctors and nurses who treated me so well. I’d also like to thank Lishan and Holly (occupational therapist Lishan Taneza and speech-language pathologist Holly Sloan) for their support, they do amazing work,” said Mrs. Kavanagh. Thanks to the good work of the Stroke Team, she was able to plant her amazing garden and issue supervisory orders to her children again this spring despite her winter setback.
This year’s event featured a demonstration from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Mississauga whose members, including volunteer Peter Collins, come to Trillium every Monday to lead a health recovery Tai Chi class, in seated position, for rehabilitation patients including stroke survivors. Also featured at BBQ were musician John Campbell, pet therapy
demonstration with St. John’s ambulance volunteer Vicky Dorosch with dog Mackie, as well as several displays by vendors and community partners.
The barbeque, silent auction, including many donations from generous sponsors, and raffle raised over $7000 this year, with all proceeds going to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation to support the Stroke Program at Trillium.
Kudos go out to all the staff members who organized this year’s event, including Gracia Asper, Maria Atzori, Lynda Bruch, Julia Harvey, Germaine Martin, Jenn Patterson, Betty Ponte, Holly Sloan, Lishan Taneza, Helen Winiarz and Meera Wong. Members of the stroke team from several units took part including CSU 4C, Rehab 4J, Outpatient Neuro Services, Stroke Prevention Clinic, and Long Term Rehab/Transitional Care Program.