Stroke survivors and staff from Huntington Memorial Hospital stroke center
recently enjoyed a morning of golf instruction at Brookside Golf Club
in Pasadena. “Saving Strokes,” a rehabilitation-through-golf
program of the
American Heart/American Stroke Association, offers stroke survivors the opportunity to add golf as a mental, physical
and emotional rehabilitation tool in their journey to recovery.
The event, sponsored by Huntington Hospital, brought together stroke survivors,
physical therapists, and other members of the stroke center team.
They spent the morning working with golf pros and later enjoyed a luncheon where
Bri Winkler, a KABC 7 meteorologist who survived a stroke two years ago at the age
of 24, shared her story. (Pictured at top left: Winkler, Arbi Ohanian,
MD, Medical Director of Huntington Hospital’s stroke program,and
Jane Haderlein, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Public Relations
at Huntington Hospital.)
Participants agreed that the best part about Saving Strokes is witnessing
the renewed energy and ability that a stroke survivor gets from feeling