Moving Forward Program

Having a stroke is a frightening experience, with often long-term effects. And about one-third of all stroke survivors will have another stroke within five years. What most people fail to realize, however, is that strokes are preventable. By recognizing the signs and symptoms and making simple lifestyle changes, patients can significantly reduce their risk for a second stroke.

In order to help patients and families understand stroke and how to prevent recurrent stroke, SOMC Rehabilitation Services offers Moving Forward as part of the patient's stay on the unit. This four-part educational series was developed with the American Stroke Association and includes informational material, as well as daily instruction by a team of healthcare professionals.


For more information, call

 (740) 356-7438



Program Components

Program Benefits

Signs of Stroke (when someone shows one or more of these signs, call 911 immediately!)

Stroke Support Group

Held the fourth Wednesday of every month at 4pm.
Rehab Care Unit Conference Room
Questions: (740)356-2400