Stroke survivors and staff from Huntington Memorial Hospital stroke center recently enjoyed a morning of golf instruction at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. “Saving Strokes,” a rehabilitation-through-golf program of the American Heart/American Stroke Association, offers stroke survivors the opportunity to add golf as a mental, physical and emotional rehabilitation tool in their journey to recovery.
The event, sponsored by Huntington Hospital, brought together stroke survivors, physical therapists, and other members of the stroke center team.
They spent the morning working with golf pros and later enjoyed a luncheon where Bri Winkler, a KABC 7 meteorologist who survived a stroke two years ago at the age of 24, shared her story. (Pictured at top left: Winkler, Arbi Ohanian, MD, Medical Director of Huntington Hospital’s stroke program,and Jane Haderlein, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Public Relations at Huntington Hospital.)
Participants agreed that the best part about Saving Strokes is witnessing the renewed energy and ability that a stroke survivor gets from feeling physically capable.