The Forum at Tucson & Strokes For Stroke Event - Tucson News Now

The Forum at Tucson & Strokes For Stroke Event

The Forum at Tucson is a Continuing Care Retirement Community, meaning we offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

The Forum at Tucson has a special event Saturday, May 19; Strokes for Stoke. What is the Strokes for Stroke Event?

Strokes for Stroke is the American Stroke Association’s rehabilitation through art program. It inspires stroke survivors to play, be creative and to join others who also enjoy expression through art.

Is this the first year for the event?

Yes, for the first time in Tucson, The Forum at Tucson is hosting Strokes for Stroke, a free American Heart Association / American Stroke Association rehabilitation through art program.

Why is this type of activity important for survivors of a stroke?

With the help of an art therapist it allows for special focus on techniques that help stimulate brain function and improve hand-eye coordination. Survivors will also have an opportunity to share their stories.

Is this event open to the community? If so, who is eligible to sign up?

Strokes for Stroke is open to stroke survivors and their caregiver. All levels of stroke recovery are welcome; no previous painting experience is needed.

The event is free however reservations are required by signing up at www.savingstrokes.com or by calling The Forum at Tucson.

The location, day and time of Strokes for Stroke?

This Saturday, May 19,  10 a.m. – 1 p.m., lunch is provided.

The Forum at Tucson is located at 2500 N. Rosemont Boulevard. (Grant / Rosemont) Rosemont ends at the main entrance.

How many people are expected?

We have capacity for 25 participants plus one caregiver for each.

What do you do with the art they create?

Participants are welcome to take their art home. We would love an opportunity to showcase any art participants would like to share with us at our annual resident art show.

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