Improving quality of life for all
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Thanks to all who participated and made this year's conference such a success. We hope to see you in person again soon. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions about KARRN and how you can get involved.
Stay well and take care,
Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD
University of Kentucky
Department of Physical Therapy
Director of KARRN
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The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) in Hazard, Kentucky, in partnership with the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), will be the home site of Toys with a Purpose, a new intergenerational initiative that will establish a lending library to support child development and promote learning through play by improving access to free adapted toys in Eastern Kentucky.
Toys with a Purpose will expand the capacity of the well-established and highly successful Project CARAT (Coordinating and Assisting the Reuse of Assistive Technology) by utilizing grant funding from the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disability that was awarded to KARRN.
“Play is part of normal child development and is essential for developing... Read More
Welcome and Introduction
The purpose of this interactive virtual event is to discuss multiple topics related to adaptive activities for individuals who have had a stroke and their caregivers. This interactive virtual event will include both video and live content. This virtual event will also briefly introduce an in-person stroke camp that will occur in rural Appalachian Kentucky in the Fall 2021.
The Eastern Kentucky Stroke Warriors, a support group of stroke survivors and caregivers, announced the first Rural Appalachia Stroke Camp will be held Sept. 25, 2021 at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. The group is partnering with the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) and the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) to host stroke survivors and caregivers for a fun-filled day to relax, learn and rejuvenate.
The theme of the camp is It’s Your Day: Refresh-Renew-Refocus.Keynote speakers will be providing information on stroke awareness, stress management, music therapy and healthy eating.... Read More