A stroke can turn an individual’s life upside down and, for many, recovery can be a lifelong process. Fortunately, there is a special program that provides people who have had a stroke with a renewed sense of energy and physical capability. On Wednesday, May 24, Huntington Hospital sponsored the American Heart Association’s Saving Strokes, an event bringing together a 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, attendees 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.