Welcome to the KARRN Stroke Library
There are multiple aspects of daily life that are affected when you or a loved one has a stroke. Please click on the links below to learn more about areas of concern for you.
The Health and Wellness Initiative team at UK’s Human Development Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering a FREE Health Partners group in Boone County in Northern Kentucky! Please disseminate this information and flyer (by email, Facebook, social media, newsletters, etc.) to any of your contacts in the area who might be interested in participating in this program or who may be able to disseminate this information to others. As a reminder, this is a free holistic health program for adults aged 16+ with a disability and a health partner of their choice such as a family member, caregiver, or other support person. For more information, watch this video
Location: Boone Co Cooperative Extension Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Rd. Burlington, KY 41005
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept 5 with 6 monthly follow-up meetings after initial programming
Time: 2:00-4:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm (Choose which group works best)
Deadline to enroll is July 31. Please do not hesitate to contact HDI with questions or send participants their way. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!
KARRN members Sasha Rabchevsky (plus his students and post-docs in his lab) and Jason Jones (plus his family) recently participated in interviews for The Cure Map’s project. Lexington was its 18th stop. In the filmmakers’ own words, “Over the next year, two women, a dog named Milo, and a lineup of friends and collaborators will be traveling around the country. So here we are, beginning our efforts to make a difference. To educate the world about current Spinal Cord Injury research; why it always seems so close yet so far away, and to inspire faith in its future. To share the many stories of people affected by paralysis … we are wildly determined and maybe a little crazy. So if we can help find a cure for paralysis in any way by making this film, then we will have accomplished what we set out to do.”
Congrats to Heidi McKenzie and Brandy Brock, who have received scholarships to attend the 2017 No Barriers Summit in North Tahoe, CA! This organization encourages people of all abilities and with all types of challenges to push past their boundaries and see what they are capable of achieving. Erik Weihenmayer, its founder, has a personal foundation called the “Reach Foundation.” The Reach Award acknowledges individuals who have broken through personal barriers in order to elevate their family, their community and the world. Summit activities include Adventure, Sports and Recreation; Arts & Culture; and Educational Sessions. KARRN member Sasha Rabchevsky has been attending for years. Have fun, everyone!''
Great work by our KARRN member University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI)!
Read the entire story by Whitney Harder, Amy Jones-Timoney, and Kody Kiser at UKNow and see the video below: