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PBMC offers free lecture series on preventing and coping with effects of a stroke

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Living with the effects of a stroke can be difficult at best and devastating at worst.

Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering a free lecture series on how to help prevent a stroke from happening and how to cope with life should one happen.

The four-part series takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.on Oct. 5, Oct. 11, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Each session covers a different aspect of learning about strokes and their effects.

On Oct. 5 a registered dietician will speak about how healthy food habits can help prevent a stroke.

The Oct. 11 session will be lead by an occupational therapist who will give hints and tips on how to return to work after suffering a stroke.

On Oct. 26 a speech pathologist will address communication issues caused by having a stroke.

The last meeting, Nov. 2 will focus on adjusting to life after a stroke. A physical therapist will lead the session.

The series is free, but registration is required. Please call  631-548-6744 to register.