Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

Explore Community

Close

Support groups

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, First Floor Day Room
RSVP: Prior to attending, please contact Mary Myers at mmyers@chrehab.com 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: Community Rehab Hospital, First Floor Day Room
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, First Floor Day Room
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. We also offer peer visitor programs for patients with spinal cord injuries and amputees.

Peer visitors are specially chosen. They participate in training with a senior peer visitor, during which they learn how to provide visitor support services. Through weekly personal visits, peer visitors meet with patients and family caregivers to provide education, wellness information, advice and support during the difficult periods of recovery.

For more information about the program, please contact Mary Myers at mmyers@chrehab.com or 317-585-5428.

Proud sponsor

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Ed Carpenter Racing
  • Indy Eleven
  • Indy Fuel

Health and wellness shopping

  • Wellspring Medical at Home for medical supplies and equipment
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop
  • Wellspring Pharmacy

More about shops