Support Groups

Find support when you need it

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.

Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital

Outpatient Rehabilitation Group Room
350 N. Wilmot Rd. | Tucson, AZ 85710 (Directions)
(520) 873-3000
http://www.carondelet.org/centers-institutes/neurological-institute/support-groups.aspx

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 condition resulting in aphasia, dysarthria, or voice or pragmatic disorders. The purpose is to utilize 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.

Encompass Stroke Support Group

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)
http://www.healthsouthsouthernarizona.com/en/hospital-programs/support-groups

Encompass Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
2650 N. Wyatt Drive | Tucson, AZ 85712 (Directions)

Third Thursday of every month | 11:00 AM

Contact geneva.kaplan@healthsouth.com