January 2023 - 1st Edition

Happy New Year!
We are starting off our New Year with an amazing Zoom Presentation
by Mike Studer, January 27th 10am to 11am PDT
Please sign up, join in and help SAO get off to a great start.  


VOLUNTEER EXPO @ the Bend Library!
Sunday, January 22nd
11am to 2pm
Come see us to find out more and to sign up!!

Become an SAO Volunteer!
We Would Love to Have You!

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It: Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
As a survivor everyone is affected differently, and a good number of stroke survivors see improvement even years after the event. Recovery can involve several aspects of life including social, physical, and emotional - volunteering can help!!!

Call us for more information: Libby Hawley - Volunteer Coordinator - 541-510-5832    lsbhtexor@gmail.com
Main Office: 541-323-5641



On-Going Support Groups 
All are Welcome! 

Join a Support Group via Zoom 

All Access Code: 267 166 8755

2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 3pm Support Group

2nd Monday @ 1pm Caregivers

3rd Monday @ 6pm Young (er)

Featuring Stroke Survivors, Dr's & Therapists from around the Nation.

Group Coordinator Keith Taylor


Click the image below to watch our most recent support group!


Come Join Us!!  In person Men's Group
has been schedule every 
Third Wednesday 
Hosted by Ralph Cortese. Time 4:00 pm. Group will be at Pour House Grill,  61276 S Hwy 97, Bend, OR. Individual ordering from the menu for refreshments or meals
(Not required).

Health Central


Stroke Exercises for Your Body


Stroke Rehabilitation Squat

Spasticity and an abnormal synergy pattern are the most common movement problems after a stroke/brain injury. These movement problems make it difficult to walk. A squat exercise can help to improve walking by restoring the necessary movement pattern to walk with more confidence and greater independence! In this video, you will learn the BEST technique for performing the perfect "stroke rehabilitation squat".

From a viewer - WOW! I never in a million years thought that this squat exercise could be beneficial to me. I am so thankful that you introduced this concept and I can't wait to get started. Thank you so very much Dr. Tobias. Have a wonderful week.

Yoga For Stroke Patients: Study Finds Promising Results

Yoga may have a beneficial effect when it comes to boosting the balance of stroke survivors, subsequently helping them become more active. A newly conducted study published in the Stroke Journal, provided results concerning Yoga for stroke patients. These findings showed Yoga may have remarkable healing powers for the mind and the body.

Stroke of Insight - Jill Bolte Taylor
TED Talk Video

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage (AVM) in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book in the category Stroke in the Amazon marketplace.


Kid's Corner

We couldn't be more excited to announce that our team at SAO created a graphic novel for helping the kids in our community understand stroke! Work your way through the quiz to earn your very own certificate! The comic is available to everyone on our website.


We are very excited to announce that Bingo is Back!!  Come out for all the fun. 
Mark Your Calendars.  
Location: Silver Moon Brewing
24 NW Greenwood Ave Bend, OR 97701
10am to 1pm

January 22nd, 2023 

February 19th, 2023 

March 19th, 2023 

April 16th, 2023 

May 21st, 2023 

July 16th, 2023


In this one-of-a-kind collection of stories about surviving and thriving after stroke, people from all over the U.S. tell it like it is about the tragedies and triumphs they experienced after stroke. They speak with candor about their worst days, their grit and resilience, and the profound contentment and unexpected bursts of enthusiasm they feel for life today.


Our stroke survivor meetings are called “Warrior” meetings. Why? Because being a stroke survivor and knowing what kind of work you must put into your own growth to enjoy life to the fullest takes a “don’t give up” attitude.  

Because you’ve all contributed so much to our 2022 year, we want to make sure that you know how much we appreciate all the hard work and contributions you have made. You are all “Warriors” too! 

If you’re anything like me, the new year is a great time to reflect on the successes of the past year and look forward to the future. In Stroke Awareness Oregon’s eyes, we must continue to do the great work that is before us.

As we look to 2023 for great growth, we are excited to have you with us on our team.
Keith Taylor - Stroke Warrior


Editors and Newsletter Creators

-Kathy Seddiqui
-Ben Ritt

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