MARCH, 2022

"Promoting Health, Preventing Stroke".
Mango Green Tea Smoothie
Welcome, March! It’s time for shamrocks and anything green! In order to start off the month, this easy Mango Green Tea Smoothie will leave everyone “green with envy!” This smoothie is easy, healthy, and a great way to start St. Patrick’s Day!
In order to keep moving in March, here is a great video presented by the American Stroke Foundation. These exercises will help with flexibility, Range of Motion (ROM), and balance.

For those interested in focusing on specific areas of the body, such as hands, arms, legs, feet, etc., the American Stroke Association, has some great resources, including exercise videos. Check this site for future reference!
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month
March is National Brain Injury Awareness month! To be considered a brain injury, the injury has to occur after birth. Brain injury can be traumatic, such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident, or non-traumatic, such as stroke or a tumor.

Stroke Recovery Resources
American Stroke Association

American Stroke Association

United Hospital Fund Next Step in Care
Kellee's Korner
Welcome to Kellee's Korner! My name is Kellee. I am 49 years old, and suffered a major stroke on September 1, 2020. I recently moved from Tucson to Frostburg, Maryland this past November. I grew up in Cumberland, and it has been nice to see family and friends.

I found Circle of Rights, and the Young Stroke Group support group, shortly after I moved to Frostburg. I enjoy attending the support group meetings, and speaking with other stroke survivors. 

In Kellee's Korner, you'll find all kinds of tidbits that will be helpful to stroke survivors. In this month's edition, I'll be sharing some tips about managing memory, confusion, and anger. Although these tips are geared towards stroke survivors, many others can benefit from these as well!

Tips to Manage Memory, Confusion, and Anger

Managing Memory:
  • WRITE it down
  • READ, analyze information.
  • ASK a partner or a friend to listen on your behalf when you're not focused during a conversation

Managing Confusion
  • FOCUS. Think ONE thing at a time, let other things go.
  • REST.
  • TRUST your own perception of reality.
  • EAT for energy!

Managing Anger
  • MAINTAIN your humility.
  • PETS can help with destressing! They make everything better!
News & Information in Montgomery County

Many states and counties are cutting back on the mask mandates both indoors and outdoors. You should do whatever makes you comfortable but you should be in the know of what's happening.


To order your free at-home COVID tests, please visit You can also order you test via USPS at

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Daylight Savings Time

On March 13th remember to spring your clocks ahead!

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