Torrance Home Instead Senior Care Sponsoring Event May 17 to Support Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

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Torrance Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a bowling tournament at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge in Torrance May 17 at 5:30 to raise funds for stroke victims. Twenty percent of the cost for each participant will go to the National Stroke Association. For more information, please contact Farrah Benedict at 310-542-0563 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

We're supporting the NSA's outreach efforts to raise awareness about preventing stroke and life after stroke. We're asking people to be aware of stroke symptoms and act F.A.S. T. It's also important to note the time you experienced your first symptom. This information is important to your doctor and can affect treatment decisions.

Torrance Home Instead Senior Care is partnering with the National Stroke Association (NSA) to help stroke survivors and their caregivers. The "Strike Back at Stroke" bowling tournament on May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, 3525 Carson Street, Torrance, in the lifestyle wing of the Del Amo Mall. Admission to the tournament is FREE, courtesy of Torrance Home Instead Senior Care and there will be awards for the tournament winners. Twenty percent of each participant's cost will be donated to the National Stroke Association. NSA is the only national organization in the U.S. that focuses 100 percent of its efforts to lower the incidence and impact of stroke.

"Many of the those we serve are affected by stroke, and every day we see the impact on seniors who survive stroke and their family caregivers," said Denise de Cock, RN, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Torrance, Palos Verdes and Marina del Rey. "We're supporting the NSA's outreach efforts to raise awareness about preventing stroke and life after stroke. We're asking people to be aware of stroke symptoms and act F.A.S. T. It's also important to note the time you experienced your first symptom. This information is important to your doctor and can affect treatment decisions."

Stroke Symptoms
If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F. A. S. T. and do this simple test:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?
Time: If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 or get to the hospital fast. Brain cells are dying. Stroke symptoms include:

  •     SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side
  •     SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  •     SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  •     SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  •     SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.

Call 911 immediately if you have any of these symptoms.

About Home Instead Senior Care, Torrance
Home Instead Senior Care/Torrance provides in-home senior care to clients in the South Bay, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering an unmatched level of integrity, trustworthiness and responsiveness. It is the only senior care provider in the South Bay with a comprehensive hiring and training program that ensures high quality care and reliable, personalized client service that consistently goes above and beyond expectations.

Through ongoing relationships with local senior care nonprofits, agencies, medical centers, assisted living facilities and other senior service providers, Home Instead Senior Care/Torrance has become the most informed source for senior care in the South Bay.

For more information, call 1-800-FOR SENIORS or visit http://www.homeinstead.com/286.
Media Contact: Mary Blake, MB Writing & Consulting Group, (310) 376-3163 or 310-710-2755.

About National Stroke Association

Established in 1984, National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the U.S. that focuses 100 percent of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke. For more information, please visit http://www.stroke.org.

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