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April 10, 2019

SVSU Occupational Therapy program to host ‘Skills for the Job of Living’ camp for stroke survivors

Saginaw Valley State University faculty, staff and students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program will lead a stroke camp on campus Monday, July 22 through Friday, August 2.

Therapy will be aimed toward the “Skills for the Job of Living,” to include physical rehabilitation and psychological/social support, activities of daily living, leisure/play and socialization throughout each of the six hours daily.  Those of any age, who are at least six months after experiencing a stroke, are welcome to participate. 

Designed to serve neighbors in the Great Lakes Bay Region, the camp will run Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SVSU’s Health and Human Services Building.

Participation in the program requires a full daily commitment of attendance for the two weeks.  In return, there is no participation fee.  The only other criteria is such that the participant must be able to independently care for one's daily personal needs throughout the six hour day.  A physician's written consent to participate is required.

Therapy will be skilled and individualized, so the program is limited to 20 participants. 

Those interested in participating should contact Donald Earley, SVSU professor of occupational therapy, at (989) 964-4689 or