Community Rehabilitation Hospital offers free monthly support groups for patients, families and caregivers dealing with spinal cord injury, stroke and amputation. Support groups encourage sharing of common concerns and goals in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship. To attend a support group, please contact the person indicated prior to attending.
Brain injury support groups are provided throughout Indiana by the Brain Injury Association of Indiana. The Peer Visitor program also offers volunteer opportunities to support stroke survivors and families. For more resources on brain and spinal cord injury and stroke, please visit our patient resources page.
Spinal cord support group
When: First Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Community Rehab Hospital therapy department
RSVP: Prior to attending, please contact Mary Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-585-5428.
Stroke support group
Who: Anyone recovering from a stroke who would like to share experiences or difficulties.
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Varied locations at Community Rehab Hospital. Please see event flyer or check in at front desk to be escorted.
RSVP: For more information, please call Beth Edwards at 317-585-5400.
To find another stroke support group in your area, please check American Stroke Association/American Heart Association and National Stroke Association.
Amputee support group
Groups are held in partnership with Advanced OrthoPro, Inc. (AOI).
When: Second Monday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: Community Rehab Hospital
RSVP: Prior to attending, please call Mary Myers at 317-585-5428 or AOI at 317-924-4444.
Brain injury support groups
The Brain Injury Association of Indiana offers local support groups throughout the state of Indiana. Please call 317-356-2777 or visit www.biausa.org for locations and contact details.
Peer Visitor program
Community Rehabilitation Hospital has an outreach program to offer support and encouragement to stroke survivors and family caregivers. The Stroke Connection Peer Visitor program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is designed to match recovering stroke survivors and caregivers with persons or families who have been recently affected by stroke.
Peer visitors are specially chosen. They participate in training with a senior stroke peer visitor, during which they learn how to provide visitor support services. Through weekly personal visits, peer visitors meet with stroke survivors and family caregivers to provide education, wellness information, advice and support during the difficult periods of stroke recovery.
For more information about the program, please contact Mary Myers at email@example.com or 317-585-5428.
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