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Categories: Announcements, Resources

Check out the new resources!

We are always updating the Resource Center.  Thank you to everyone who  contributed suggestions.  Keep them coming. Please go to each category page (by clicking the category name) to access the resources listed below.


TMC For Seniors at El Dorado offers a variety of programs to support seniors and their family members, from educational opportunities to year-round wellness programming and volunteer opportunities.

Home Care Services

The mission of Patient Care Advocates is to care for all of their clients in a manner that promotes and enhances independence, quality of life, dignity and individuality. They provide home health, caregiver, and advocacy services.

Rehabilitation Services

The Aphasia Center of Tucson is a Program of Saguaro Center for Speech & Language, PLLC.  It offers comprehensive individual and group sessions. Contact the center for schedules and tuition rates.

Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona is designed to return patients to leading active, independent lives, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona is a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Categories: Announcements, Resources

New Support Group!


Healthsouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson offers a stroke support group on the third Thursday of every month. Group begins at 11:00 AM.  The next group meets on May 18th.

Contact for more information.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute is located at  2650 N Wyatt Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712.

Categories: Resources, Survivorship

Welcome New Board Members

Jennifer BungerJennifer Bunger received her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University.  As a student clinician she facilitated aphasia groups at Portland State and the University of Arizona Speech and Language Clinics. She has served as the events coordinator for the UA Sarver Heart Center since 2010.  A favorite part of her job is making monthly reminder calls to members of the Green Valley Stroke Support Group, facilitated by Dr. Leslie Ritter. She has a passion to help facilitate a supportive community for stroke survivors and their caregivers.


Maya Luria currently serves as the director of senior services at Tucson Medical Center, overseeing initiatives, programs and services that enhance the quality of life for seniors throughout Southern Arizona. She is a native Tucsonan who appreciates the area’s rich and unique culture. As a founder of Bald Beauties Project and co-chair of the Second Chance Tucson coalition, Maya focuses her efforts and time supporting causes for those in need.

Alice MiltonAlice Milton has been a practicing Tucson Attorney for the last 30 years and is the founder of Patient Care Advocates. She is well aware of healthcare pitfalls and the strength it takes to navigate the system. She is sensitive and dedicated to quality of care, patient rights, and personal dignity in all circumstances, and is proud to be a Stroke Resource Center Board member.

Categories: Announcements

Dr. Ritter to Speak at Upcoming Event


Leslie Ritter

Leslie Ritter, PhD, Director of the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona (SRCSA) will speak at the upcoming Life After Stroke & Brain Injury event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Tucson Medical Center Senior Services.  Dr. Ritter’s talk, Community Resources on Your Path to Recovery will higlight SRCSA and other community services.

Other presentations include:

  • Your Brain after Injury: On the Path to Recovery | David Teeple, MD, TMC Stroke Center/Center for Neurosciences
  • Managing Depression | Sarah Burger, PhD, Center for Neurosciences
  • The Healing Power of Laughter | Gulshan Sethi, MD, Pima Heart, Director of TMC Cardiothoracic Surgery

Life After Stroke & Brain Injury is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Tucson Medical Center Senior Services is located at 1400 N. Wilmot. Registration is required. Please call (520) 324-4345 or email for more information.

stroke event

Categories: Announcements, Events, Healthy Living

Meet our Advisory Board

The Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona is grateful to the following individuals who serve on our advisory board:

  • James Dalen, MD, MPH, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine, Senior Lecturer, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
  • Jeff Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Health South Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
  • Martha Enriquez, RN, Chief Nursing Officer (ret), University Medical Center and Tucson Medical Center
  • Lisa Israel, Chief Executive Officer and President, La Posada
  • Steven Wool, MD, Southern Arizona Internal Medicine

Find the Advisory Board under our Leadership page.

Categories: Announcements

Save the Date for Stroke Prevention Saturday

Reminder: Stroke Prevention Saturday is April 15th at Tucson Medical Center. Learn more

Are you at risk for a stroke? Join TMC and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson for the annual free Stroke Prevention Saturday, April 15, 7 a.m. to noon at TMC Marshall Conference Center.

Free testing for:

  • Height, weight and body mass index
  • Blood pressure and oxygen saturation
  • Glucose and cholesterol measurements
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound to look for blockages or narrowing
  • Electrocardiogram

A physician will review your results with you.

The screening is recommended for those 50 years and older. For best results, an eight-hour fast is recommended.

In addition, to learning about their risk for stroke, participants will also receive information on recognizing the signs of a stroke and how to control risk facts and the signs of a stroke.

No appointment necessary. Please allow 45 minutes for screening.

Light snacks will be available.

Categories: Events, Healthy Living

“Saving Strokes” Golf Program

Get Back in the Swing of Life with “Saving Strokes” and morning golf program for stroke survivors and caregivers.

  • Wednesday, March 29th
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Saving Strokes Program is a relaxing, fun event that gives survivors and caregivers a chance to get back on the greens, get outdoors, meet other survivors and caregivers and just have fun!None of your own equipment (or skill!) is required; walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. The event includes golf instruction, a heart healthy luncheon featuring a speaker.

  • Date/Time:  Wed., March 29th, 10am-1pm (please arrive at 9:30)
  • Location:  Starr Pass Golf Club, 3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Directions:  Take Starr Pass west off of I-10.  When you get to the resort, follow signs for the Golf Clubhouse
  • Cost:  The event is FREE but RSVPs are required.

To Register:  call 844-3316-0276 or go to  (registrations are still be accepted)

Categories: Events, Healthy Living

March is Nutrition Month!

Healthy For Good™ is the American Heart Association’s new movement to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and create lasting change. It focuses on the simple idea that making small, incremental changes today can create a difference for generations to come.  The movement is built on four pillars: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.

Learn more!


Categories: Awareness, Healthy Living

Stroke Prevention Saturday

Save the Date for Stroke Prevention Saturday!

April 15, 2017 | 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM*

Tucson Medical Center
Marshall Conference Center
5301 E. Grant Road

Free stroke prevention screenings brought to you bu Tucson Medical Center and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson

For more information call (520) 324-1960

*Last intake is 11:30 AM, please allow 45 minutes for testing, 8 hour fasting is recommended

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