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Are you interested in starting a stroke support group?

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Already have a support group? Connect with future members by registering your group with the Stroke Support Group Registry.


Join National Stroke Association’s How to Build a Stroke Support Group webinar series. The webinars offer healthcare professionals and other interested parties information on how to start and sustain a stroke support group.

The first webinar, Starting a Stroke Support Group was held on April 25.

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Join Lesia Mooney and Lauren Taylor for part 2 of the webinar series, Effective Planning of Your Support Group Meetings and Activities. In this webinar, experience stroke support group leaders offer their recommendations on planning for meaningful meetings that sustain membership attendance. The original program was held on June 28, 2012.

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Webinar 3: Facilitating a Stroke Support Group – Coming Soon

To receive information on the other webinars in the series, sign up for National Stroke Association's Professional Education Newsletter.

Why start a support group?

Stroke support groups are a great way to connect stroke survivors and caregivers with others in their area. Starting a support group will enable you to connect with your patients, offer them new information and support them. Support groups promote wellness by helping members make difficult decisions, solve problems and locate local resources, as well as providing:

  • Community outreach
  • Educational programs
  • Group therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self help
  • Social opportunities

This program is funded by National Stroke Association through independent medical education grants from Genentech, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

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