Now in its fourth year, the UnityPoint Health Stroke
Survivor Retreat was created just for stroke survivors
and their supporters, as a chance to get away, have
fun and recharge!
We understand having a stroke changes many things
in your life. It’s an emotional and often difficult
process. Our hope is this retreat will give you
renewed energy, new friends, ways to improve your
health and ideas to manage the many faces of stroke!
You can expect interesting speakers, fun activities,
camaraderie, laughter and much more! If you’re ready
for a change of scenery and a chance to recharge,
this event is just for you!
9 – 9:30 a.m. Check-in & refreshments
Arrive at your convenience prior to 9:30 start
9:30 – 10 a.m. Managing the physical effects of
Dr. Nicholas R. Appleby, D.O. will speak
about managing physical changes after stroke
10 – 10:15 a.m. Group photo
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Gratitude jar project
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Breakout discussions
Time for survivors & supporters to compare
challenges and successes separately
12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch provided
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Understanding the many
faces of stroke: changes in personality and
other normal experiences
Dr. Teresa Young,
PhD, Health Psychologist, will give us
reassurance and practical tips for common
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout discussions
Time for attendees to share, led by our speakers
2:45 – 3 p.m. Break
3 – 3:30 p.m. Empowering patients
DPT, MBA, and Patient Experience Director at
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, will
explain how to maximize time during your medical
appointments, and make the most progress
toward your goals as a patient!
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Wrap up
Reflections on the day
Goals of the Retreat
- Create a fun and uplifting day away for stroke survivors and their supporters.
- Provide a chance for survivors and supporters to meet others going through similar situations.
- Inspire renewed joy in daily life, sending you home "with your glass half full!"
There is no cost to attend the retreat but advanced registration is required. The retreat registration deadline is August 3 (late registrations will be accepted as space allows). Find out more information about the UnityPoint Health Stroke Survivor Retreat or register for this year’s event at http://bit.ly/StrokeRetreat or call (319) 369-8877.