Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD Announces June Program Stroke Symptom Recognition And Risk Factor Management
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD for Seniors would like to invite senior citizens (age fifty and up) from the area to attend their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 1:30pm, at the Village of New Lenox Village Hall Community Room located at: One Veterans Parkway (located in the Village Commons) in New Lenox.
The members of TRIAD would like to announce that Dr. Bashir of Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center will be our guest speaker this month. Dr. Bashir will be speaking on the topic of stroke symptom recognition and risk factor management.
- Strokes affect one person every 40 seconds in the United States.
- No one can predict when a stroke will strike, which is why it's important to know the signs of a stroke.
- Learning the signs of a stroke and their symptoms can make a huge difference in stroke survival and recovery.
- A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. You can greatly reduce your risk for stroke through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication. Stroke can cause death or significant disability, such as paralysis, speech difficulties, and emotional problems. Some new treatments can reduce stroke damage if patients get medical care soon after symptoms begin. When a stroke happens, it is important to recognize the symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away, and get to a hospital quickly.
Will County TRIAD for Senior Citizens is run by Sheriff Paul Kaupas and the Will County Sheriff’s Police.
TRIAD means a three-way commitment among local and county law enforcement and senior citizens. They agree to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to older persons.
A major purpose of TRIAD is to develop, expand and implement effective crime prevention and education programs for senior citizens in our community.
What and Who is TRIAD of Will County and TRIAD of Manhattan-New Lenox?
- TRIAD is cooperation between law enforcement agencies and senior citizens.
- TRIAD strives to reduce criminal victimization of older persons
- TRIAD assesses the needs and concerns of older citizens.
- TRIAD leads to a broad dialogue on safety and security issues
- TRIAD is the link with elderly members of the community
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD has also added representatives from the New Lenox Fire District, the Manhattan Police and Manhattan Fire Department, the Illinois State Police Medicaid and Fraud Control Bureau, the New Lenox Park District, New Lenox Public Library, New Lenox Community Television Channel, New Lenox Township Offices as well as senior citizens from our area who come together to inform and empower the senior citizens of our community by providing information regarding their health and safety.
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD is also excited to announce that New Lenox Community Television will be there to video-tape and air the presentation on Channel Six our New Lenox Community Television channel. So please check out the television listings for date and time of the program on Channel Six.
If you have any questions regarding this month’s presentation or about the TRIAD or joining TRIAD, please call Kathie Johnson at New Lenox Township, phone number 815-485-6431.
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD meetings monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month at 1:30pm at the New Lenox Village Hall Community Room located at: One Veterans Parkway in New Lenox.