A special program in Berks County uses a paint brush to help stroke patients rehabilitate.
The Strokes for Stroke painting class was held Saturday afternoon at HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.
Organizers say the class helps those recovering from a stroke by stimulating brain function and improving hand-eye coordination.
“Painting uses both sides of the brain so it helps with different functions as a stroke patient is in rehabilitation,” said Sara Dickey from the American Heart Association.
The program is sponsored by the American Heart Association, HealthSouth and the American Stroke Association.