Good Shepherd to Host Free Stroke-Risk Screening Event on May 23

April 25, 2024

exterior of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

May is Stroke Awareness Month. To help Lehigh Valley community members understand their own potential risks of stroke, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation is hosting a free stroke-risk screening event on May 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual event will take place at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 3200 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034. It is open to anyone age 18 and older.

Pre-register by emailing [email protected] or calling 610.778.9208.

Walk-ins are welcome, too.

At the free event, Good Shepherd will offer a variety of stations, including:

  • Cholesterol and blood sugar screening (fast for 1 hour prior to attending the event)
  • Fall-risk assessments and education on how to decrease your risk of falling
  • Heart rate and blood pressure screening
  • Height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist-circumference assessment
  • Nutrition education and healthy snacks

Additionally, Bananarama’s food truck, known for a variety of whipped banana “nice cream” sundaes, will be on site.

Free parking is available close to the hospital’s front entrance.

Stroke Facts

Each year, more than 795,000 people in America have a stroke, according to the CDC. Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and reduction in mobility for stroke survivors age 65 and older.

Screenings help identify common stroke risk factors and educate people on cholesterol, high blood pressure or blood sugar, and how to modify life habits.

Leader in Stroke Rehabilitation

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Specialty Program; CARF is the gold standard in rehabilitation. Additionally, Good Shepherd provides outpatient stroke rehabilitation services — including physician services, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy — at more than 20 locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more about Good Shepherd’s inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation services or call 1.888.44.REHAB (73422).