Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 493 Issue Date: 15 Oct, 2018

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Know Your Blood Pressure

Jim Dillon with Raffle and Rotary Corner: The cards are cut and the wine falls to T Stewart Esq.

Jim’s Rotary Corner focuses on an Irish Rotary project that wants people to know their blood pressure so the chances of having a stroke are greatly reduced. There are several websites that you can visit including stroke.org.uk/rotary

Mukesh's Story

"Having spent years volunteering to raise awareness of high blood pressure on behalf of the Stroke Association, in partnership with RIBI. I never thought that ultimately it would be me who needed the support.

You may believe that you lead a healthy lifestyle. Like me, you may not drink, smoke or have a history of high blood pressure. However, when I look back on my life before my stroke, I realise that not resting properly, combined with the stress of work and the pressure of always being on the move were all likely to be contributing factors to my stroke.

After my second stroke, I was left with a condition called aphasia, which made it difficult to communicate. Thanks to the ongoing help from the Stroke Association’s communication support programmes, I have now been able to regain most of my speech.

The Know Your Blood Pressure events held by the Stroke Association and Rotary help people to understand the link between high blood pressure and stroke, other risk factors and what they can do to reduce their risk of having a stroke.

I urge anyone who does not know their blood pressure to get it checked. You may be how I used to be, and think that you’re living a healthy life, but you never know what might be around the corner."

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any queries about our campaign. Contact our prevention team by emailing kybp@stroke.org.uk 

Author: Grant Woodhams

Published: 13 May, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
17 Oct, 18
Laurie Dines
Tony Emmott
Lew Hills
Peter Sukiennik
Hugh Lavery
Robert Houwen
Graeme Bylund
Bruce Ralph
24 Oct, 18
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Hugh Lavery
Tony Emmott
Paul Pirrottina
Kevin Watson
Phil Martin
Robert Houwen
31 Oct, 18
Kim Stokes
Scott Bennett
Raj Mavath
Clark Scarff
Steve Muir
Stu Watson
Peter Svensson
Grant Woodhams
07 Nov, 18
Glenn O'Brien
Kevin Watson
Michelle Mitchell
Jim Dillon
Laurie Dines
Geoff Wood
Luke Bayley
Hugh Lavery
14 Nov, 18
Douglas Bruce
Zane D'Mello
Geoff Watson
Terry Stewart
Ray Haynes
Ian Taylor
Jim Dillon
Tony Emmott
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