UCI Health hosts sixth annual picnic to celebrate living well after stroke

Patients, families and caregivers gather to share success stories

May 11, 2015

UCI Health, the Orange County Rehabilitation Network and Chapman University invite the public to learn more about living well after stroke at the sixth annual Stroke Awareness Picnic on Saturday, May 16.

Patients, their families and caregivers, as well as physicians, nurses, therapists and researchers will have the opportunity to network and share their personal success stories about meeting the challenges associated with post-stroke life.

“This event is intended to increase awareness of stroke and to give survivors a place to relax at a picnic,” said Dr. Steven Cramer. “Rehabilitation after stroke can be a lifelong process, and the picnic offers a wide variety of informational, educational and inspirational content focused on life after a stroke in a fun environment. Our goal is to provide solutions that can be put to immediate use.”

Food and drinks will be provided and stroke-related vendors will display their products and services. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite appetizer or dessert to share with the group.

The picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn area between Gross Hall and Hewitt Hall on the UC Irvine campus. Registration is free and available now online or at the event. 

UCI Health comprises the clinical, medical education and research enterprises of the University of California, Irvine. Patients can access UCI Health at physician offices throughout Orange County and at its main campus, UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., a 411-bed acute care hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation. U.S. News & World Report has listed it among America’s Best Hospitals for 14 consecutive years. UC Irvine Medical Center is home to Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program, Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center, and is the primary teaching hospital for UC Irvine School of Medicine. UCI Health serves a region of more than 3 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the University of California, Irvine: Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.