You’re not alone.
Stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors and their caregivers are often helped by talking to others who have had similar experiences. There are a number of stroke support groups in the community; the resources are provided below. It is always a good idea to contact a group representative to determine the current meeting times and nature of the support group.
Dr. Leslie Ritter, a PhD, RN, has had more than 30 years experience caring for those with stroke. She is a nationally recognized stroke researcher and clinician. Call or email to learn more or make an appointment: 520- 488-5009
Every third Monday of the month:
TMC El Dorado Campus, Senior Services Room
1400 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ
Contact Diane Dorman at Dorman365@hotmail.com.
Fourth Thursday of every month | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Contact Amber Bass or Kristin McHaley Haeflinger at (520) 544-5260 or (520) 742-2800 for more information.
Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona
1921 West Hospital Drive | Tucson, AZ 85704 (Directions)
Encompass Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
2650 N. Wyatt Drive | Tucson, AZ 85712 (Directions)
Third Thursday of every month | 11:00 AM
Second Thursday of the month | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
La Perla at La Posada, Zuni Room
350 E Morningside Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614
PCOA List of Multiple Groups | Many Days and Times
PCOA family caregiver support groups are open to anyone providing care for a person 60 and older, or for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia of any age. Please call to register if you are participating for the first time.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Group Room
350 N. Wilmot Rd. | Tucson, AZ 85710
Carondelet Communication Support Group
Tuesdays from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM| Tucson
This group supports individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, traumatic brain injury or other neurologic conditions resulting in aphasia, dysarthria, or voice or pragmatic disorders. The purpose is to utilize the group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties. Contact Jack Kriendler at (520) 873-3497
Carondelet Life After Stroke Support Group
The goal of the Life After Stroke Support Group is to provide a forum for families, friends and survivors to learn about stroke and to provide support for each other. Contact Tom Slauson at (520) 218-5004 for meeting dates and times.