Community Stroke Education


The Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute at Cottage Health System holds a free community stroke education event on the second Thursday of every month.


The lecture begins with a brief presentation about stroke, followed by a short Q&A ,and then individualized risk assessments.


Performed by a registered nurse, assessments include a heart rate and blood pressure check, and the warning signs of stroke. 


Free Stroke Education Class

2nd Thursday of every month

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Meisel Conference Center

2415 De la Vina Street

(see map >)

Learn more about stroke
and stroke risk >>


Education materials on stroke prevention and other information will be provided in both English and Spanish. 


For more information, please e-mail or call (805) 569-8291.


Stroke Facts

    Every 45 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke.
    Stroke is the nation’s # 3 cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. (For Santa Barbara County, stroke ranks as the #2 leading cause of death, and #1 cause of disability.)
    About 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this year and approximately 24 percent will die from it.
    80% of strokes are preventable. Education is key to avoiding a stroke.