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World Stroke Day Proclamation

October 29 2015

World Stroke Day, a global awareness event on October 29, 2015, is being recognized with the first yellow ribbon campaign in Winter Park, Florida. Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary is honoring Valerie Greene, founder and CEO of Bcenter, a nonprofit with a mission to empower, educate and light the path to recovery for stroke survivors and families. You can show your support by tying your own ribbon or wearing yellow.

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Yellow Ribbon Campaign

October 28 2015

The Bcenter pollinated the city of Winter Park for World Stroke Day with yellow ribbons to honor stroke survivors throughout the city and around world.

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Bcenter Hive of Hope Support Group

September 21 2015

Winter Park based Bcenter Stroke Support Group enjoy a day boating aboard Ron Hightower's famous Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour and painting at the Albin Polasek Museum And Sculpture Gardens new Capen House.

Bcenter's Hive of Hope Monthly Stroke Support Group

July 20 2015

Stroke Survivors & Caregivers are invited to enjoy the Hive of Hope Stroke Support Group. Monday July 20, 2015 at the Winter Park Civic Center from 12:00 - 2:00.

Learn about one of the most talked about modalities for stroke recovery. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will be presented by Alan J. Kronenberg, President of Orlando Hyperbarics.

Now is your chance to ask all the questions you've been wanting to know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and hear how it has been successful in the treatment of stroke.

Hive of Hope Monthly Stroke Support Group

June 15 2015

Stroke Survivors & Caregivers - Come & Enjoy the Hive of Hope. Every third Monday from 12:00-2:00 at the Winter Park Civic Center. On Monday June 15th, Dr. Janet Whiteside, Founder and Director of the Aphasia House @ UCF will be presenting: Living Well after Stroke:

One's emotional well-being has long been recognized as a central factor in the road to rehabilitative success after stroke. One's emotional state, social support, and environment all impact one's recovery and re-integration into life's activities. Dr. Whiteside will clarify terms related to Quality of Life (QoL), discuss how intervention influences (QoL), and share tools she has observed from stroke survivors which have been helpful.

Valerie Greene Speaks @ University of Central Florida

June 02 2015

Bcenter Founder & CEO Valerie Greene speaks to Aphasia class at UCF Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. Valerie shares her personal experience living successfully with speech challenges following her stroke and helps students see first-hand the impact speech/language pathologists can have on a person' life.

Founder of Bcenter Speaks @ Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

June 01 2015

In honor of Stroke Awareness Valerie Greene, Founder & CEO of Bcenter was the guest speaker at the celebration of life after a stroke. Valerie shared her personal experience along with her fellow survivor Cecil B. Wilson, MD, MACP Immediate Past President World Medical Association and Chair of the American Medical Association. Hosted by Diane D. Kryier, M.N.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist.

Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and psychological needs of individuals who, through injury or disease, have been limited in their ability to live a full and active life.

Bcenter Honors National Stroke Awareness Month

May 31 2015

May is National Stroke Awareness in America and Bcenter promotes awareness through education. The F.A.S.T. test is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Recognition of stroke and calling 911 for an ambulance will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery. Act FAST! Every second counts!

Bcenter Collaborates with Prominent Neurologist for Stroke Month Lecture

May 12 2015

Bcenter hosted its monthly Hive of Hope support group event at the Winter Park Civic Center and celebrated National Stroke Awareness Month.

William Hammesfahr, M.D. -- who practices at The Villages Neurology and is praised for his focus on enhancing recovery for patients affected by stroke, brain injury, and learning disabilities -- served as Bcenter's guest speaker.

Bcenter Collaborates with Yoga Therapist / Elevate Yoga

April 20 2015

Hive of Hope participants gathered for Bcenter's April support group event! Attendees learned about how yoga ─ a practice the combines poses, breathing, and meditation ─ can aid stroke recovery with specific improvements to balance, enhancement of quality of life, reduced fear of falling, and better independence with daily activities. Special thanks to Elevate Yoga Center for discussing yoga therapy and Michelle Brusseau, a Hive of Hope member/volunteer, who shared her personal testimony about how yoga therapy positively impacts her recovery. Read Article

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