"Saving Strokes" showcases golf as an aid in stroke recovery

May 9, 2016

On Friday, April 29, Huntington Hospitalsponsored the American Heart Association's “Saving Strokes,” an event bringing together an intimate group of local stroke survivors, in various stages of recovery, to Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena for a day of golf therapy.

At the event, stroke survivors learned techniques for overcoming common stroke disabilities and increasing coordination and strength. They took part in activities designed to improve their golfing skills, including driving, chipping and putting. Special equipment, such as adaptive carts and golf clubs were available to participants with balance or coordination issues.

Participants agreed that the best part about "Saving Strokes" is witnessing the renewed energy and ability that a stroke survivor gets from feeling physically capable. Thank you to everyone from our stroke center and rehabilitations services for participating in this community event!

golf event group photo

golf event group photo

child learning how to golf

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