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Horowhenua Chronicle - 2021-07-23

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Levin War Veterans Home to host senior stroke specialist

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Bronwyn Glavin, Senior Field Officer Stroke Central New Zealand will speak at Enliven’s Levin War Veterans Home next month as part of a series of bi-monthly events held at the home. Stroke Central is a not-for-profit member-based organisation for stroke survivors and their whānau. The event is open to the community and will run for an hour from 5.30pm on Tuesday 3 August in the home’s Veterans Arm’s Lounge. Entry to the event is by donation/ koha, with all proceeds going towards Stroke Central’s work. Bronwyn’s talk will include how to recognise stroke symptoms, how to access stroke support services in Horowhenua and what information is available online. “Stroke Central is very active in the community and Bronwyn is involved with anyone at the home who has had a stroke and offers support for residents and families,” says Levin Home manager Michelle Day. Michelle says planned future events will cover topics relevant to elders in the Horowhenua community and will aim to provide attendees with information directly from healthcare professionals. “We have had great turnouts of up to 10 people at each event. Feedback has been really positive with people telling us they feel informed and have insight into the conditions covered and increased knowledge of what support is available,” says Michelle. Levin War Veterans Home offers rest home, hospital and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. To learn more about the home, located on the corner of Matai and Prouse Streets, visit www.enlivencentral.org. nz or call 06 366 0052.

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