Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 506 Issue Date: 14 Jan, 2019

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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
16 Jan, 19
Tony Emmott
Douglas Bruce
Phil Martin
Geoff Watson
Robert Houwen
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Dan Crisp
23 Jan, 19
Geoff Wood
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Ray Haynes
Raj Mavath
30 Jan, 19
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
John Gooch
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Michelle Mitchell
Bruce Ralph
06 Feb, 19
Graeme Bylund
Viki Fennell
Douglas Bruce
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
Kim Stokes
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
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