A new support group for stroke patients, their caregivers and loved ones is launching at Northfield Hospital & Clinics. The goal is to provide social, emotional and practical support for those adapting to life after a stroke. The group will meet monthly. It is free, and open to the public.
Stroke Support Group
Third Thursday of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 17
Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Ave. (Meeting Room A)
People with diabetes are more than twice as likely as others to have depression.
A study published by the National Institutes of Health found a variety of factors, including the physical impact of diabetes on immunology and endocrine pathways to the brain, plus the psychological and psychosocial impact of having diabetes.
It’s an important connection to watch, because depression is associated with poor disease control, poor health, and diminished quality of life.
First job? Waitressing, in high school. My parents own the bowling center in Northfield, and I grew up waitressing there.
Free time? I like to spend it with my husband and our kids. We like to golf and exercise together; we travel and hike. Our favorite hiking spots are Tettegouche and Gooseberry Falls state parks. Anywhere there’s water and rocks with three boys, it’s good.