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Free stroke prevention seminar and bingo fundraiser

Capriana, an Oakmont Senior Living retirement campus in Brea, has partnered with the RTH Stroke Foundation to host a free stroke awareness and prevention seminar on Wednesday, March 12, and a Bingo fundraiser on Wednesday, March 19.
 
Stroke is now the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the most common cause of adult disability. Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer from stokes each year with roughly 160,000 of those individuals passing from stroke-related reasons, and the remaining challenged by permanent physical and mental disabilities. However, research shows that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by knowing how to recognize and respond to warning signs, and taking preventative measures that lower personal risk.
 
Local residents are invited to join RTH Stroke Foundation President Deborah Massaglia on March 12 for a discussion on how to prevent stroke in themselves and their loved ones. The free seminar will provide new information about risk factors and treatable conditions linked to strokes and warning signs to look out for. Following the presentation, attendees will receive a free carotid artery and blood pressure screening to help them assess their current risk for stroke. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include refreshments.
 
The following week, local residents are invited to come out for a fun night of bingo on March 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. that will benefit the RTH Stroke Foundation. The bingo fundraiser will offer thousands of dollars in prizes and allow community members to support local stroke research and resources. Attendance is $25 a person and will include a game board, beverages and Italian desserts.
 
Both events will take place on the Capriana retirement campus located at 460 S. La Floresta Drive in Brea. Register for both events with the RTH Stroke Foundation by visiting www.rthfoundation.org or calling (888) 794-9466.
 
Oakmont Senior Living and its portfolio of communities support the research, awareness and prevention of leading illnesses that are increasingly affecting seniors today, including Alzheimer’s, stroke and heart disease. 

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