Feb. 15, 2019 – Face. Arm. Speech. Time. Learning the warning signs
of a stroke and acting FAST can save a life. Considered a medical emergency,
a stroke can happen to anyone at anytime and every minute counts. The
longer blood flow is cut off to the brain, the greater the damage. About
two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, affecting functions
like memory and muscle control. With swift action, treatments are available
to preserve brain cells and greatly reduce the damage caused by a stroke.
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Cynthia Gahm, R.N., stroke coordinator,
Southeast Georgia Health System, will be the guest speaker for the monthly
Golden Isles YMCA Lunch and Learn For Your Health. During her presentation,
“Minutes Matter - Identifying Stroke Symptoms FAST,” she will
share important information on the different types of strokes, lowering
risks, warning signs, thinking FAST and more.
The Golden Isles YMCA is located at 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA
at 912-265-4100. A YMCA membership is not required to attend; the Lunch
and Learn is open to the public, and lunch will be provided by Applebee’s
at no charge to attendees.