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“Saving Strokes has improved the quality of life for hundreds of stroke victors through the game of golf in ways that we could have never imagined.”

-Ken Morton Sr.
 CEO of Morton Golf
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saving Strokes, a program of the American Heart/American Stroke Association, began in Sacramento, CA, in 2001 with 26 participants. 

The vision was to offer stroke survivors an opportunity to participate in golf for pleasure as well as for physical rehabilitation.  Ten years later, this small program has grown to 16 sites in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah and serves over 1,000 participants annually.

The program sees approximately 40 percent growth annually in new participants, with more than half having no prior golf experience. Saving Strokes envelops all ages, stages of rehabilitation and skill levels to produce an environment of learning, networking and support for all involved.

Each year we receive heartwarming letters from Saving Strokes participants telling us how golf has changed their lives, the lives of their friends and the lives of their caregivers.  People who believed their days of socializing outdoors with others was over are now out in the fresh air making new friends and getting much needed exercise as a result of their participation in Saving Strokes.

The vision of the Saving Strokes programs is to provide stroke survivors the opportunity to be welcomed to the game of golf through orientation to the game and affordable golf instruction.  The ultimate goals are to make them comfortable playing (or returning to play) with the mainstream golfing public and get them back into the swing of life!


Saving Strokes Events for 2014:
San Luis Obispo - 06/10/2014 - Laguna Lake Golf Course
Salt Lake City - 06/20/2014 - Nibley Park Golf Course
Pleasanton, CA - 08/15/2014 - TBA
Boise, ID - 08/19/2014 - Banbury Golf Club
Provo, UT  - 08/27/2014 - Eastbay Golf Course
San Jose, CA - 09/10/2014 - TBA
 
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Stroke Warning Signs

If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, don't delay!
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

 

Immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number so an ambulance (ideally with advanced life support) can be sent for you. Also, check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared. It's very important to take immediate action. If given within three hours of the start of symptoms, a clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. tPA is the only FDA-approved medication for the treatment of stroke within three hours of stroke symptom onset.

TIA, or transient ischemic attack, is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke. The usual TIA symptoms are the same as those of stroke, only temporary. The short duration of these symptoms and lack of permanent brain injury is the main difference between TIA and stroke.

Volunteer Virtually

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This volunteer-powered library gathers tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all over the country who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!

Would you like to volunteer by sending in your own adaptive tips and ideas? Complete the submission form for a chance to be featured in our library and on ASA Facebook's #WhatWorksWednesdays!

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