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Support Groups: A Resource for Navigating the Recovery Journey

Finding a support group Starting a Support Group

Join Our Support Group Registry

Finding a support group Starting a Support Group Join Our Support Group Registry

Finding a Support Group

While everyone’s experience is different, meeting other stroke survivors or caregivers who understand what you are going through can help you throughout your recovery. With over seven million U.S. stroke survivors, and 795,000 new strokes occurring in the U.S. each year, you are not alone. In addition to providing social opportunities, support groups promote wellness by helping members with making difficult decisions, problem solving and locating local resources, as well as providing:

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

Groups may meet monthly, bimonthly or weekly and at different times of the day. There are a wide variety of support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers; find one that fits you!

Search the Support Group Registry
The stroke support group list is updated regularly. Please contact supportgroups@stroke.org with questions.

Are you interested in starting a stroke support group?

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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, 2013.

View this archived webinar

The second in the series Effective Planning of Your Support Group Meetings and Activities offers recommendations on planning for meaningful meetings that sustain membership and attendance.

View this archived webinar

The final webinar, Facilitating a Stroke Support Group  offers recommendations on how to facilitate a successful stroke support group.

View this archived webinar

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

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

Join Our Support Group Registry

Join Our Support Group Registry

Do you participate in a stroke support group that you would like others to know about?

Registering your support group with National Stroke Association benefits stroke survivors and caregivers and assists us in furthering our mission to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. Joining our Registry helps match your group with potential new members through our website. The process is free and takes only a few minutes!

Benefits of joining our Stroke Support Group Registry:

  • Access to free online education webinars: iHOPE and Living After Stroke
  • Fact sheets, brochures and educational materials
  • Free copies of our quarterly StrokeSmart® magazine designed specifically for stroke survivors and caregivers
  • Group activities and discussion guides

We look forward to learning about your group!

  Click here to use the Online Registration Form
 
OR Download the registration form
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  AND return it to Attn: Support Groups via email, fax or mail:
Email:  supportgroups@stroke.org
Fax: 303-649-1328
Mail: National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112-3754
Attn: Support Groups
If you have questions about registering your support group, please contact us at  303-754-0912 or by email at supportgroups@stroke.org. If you would like to update your group’s information, please complete and send a registration form to supportgroups@stroke.org.
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Our registry includes in-person and online groups all over the country that are independent of National Stroke Association. Any discussion topics in these groups do not necessarily reflect the views of National Stroke Association.

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