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Stroke is a medical emergency. With timely treatment, the risk of death and disability from stroke can be lowered. It’s important to know the symptoms and act in time; the first 3 hours are critical, brain cells are dying.





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Stroke Support Groups

 


Manatee Memorial Hospital, Visiting Nurse Association of Florida and Bradenton Country Club H.O.P.E. Stroke Support Group – Bradenton

When:

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Second Thursday of every month

Location:

Bradenton Country Club
4646 Ninth Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34209

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

RSVP to reserve your seat (941) 750-6542

Details:

* Free and open to the public
* Free healthy dinner and beverages
* Complimentary specialized golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf instructor
* Activities for caregivers
* And more


Englewood Rehab Center – Englewood

When:

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Fourth Wednesday of every month. No meetings June, July, August, September.

Location:

Englewood Rehab Center (YMCA Building)
701 Medical Drive
Englewood, FL 34223

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

Sara Jane Crowley, OT or Rick Carrick, PT at (941) 475-3558

Details:

Education and Support Group lead by the Rehabilitation Center of Englewood Community Hospital. Lunch will be provided; please call (941) 473-3919 or 888-685-1598 to RSVP for the lunch.


Cape Coral Hospital – Fort Myers

When:

10:30 am – 11:30 am - Every Tuesday

Location:

636 Del Prado Blvd.
Life Center C
Cape Coral, FL  33990

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

Aimee or Sarah, (239) 574-0317, amy.smith@leememorial.org

Details:

A chance to meet other stroke survivors, gain support and friendship, talk about issues, exercise and socialize.

Website-Support Group:

 http://www.leememorial.org/rehabservices/groupsup.asphs.asp&cal=Support_Groups

Website-Calendar:

http://www.leememorial.org/cgi-bin/calweb/calweb.exe?tmpl=templatelmhs.asp&cal=Support_Groups


Doctors Hospital, Visiting Nurse Association of Florida and Misty Creek Country Club - HATS OFF - Help After The Stroke - Cardiac and Stroke Support Group - Sarasota

When:

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Third Thursday of every month

Location:

Misty Creek Country Club
8954 Misty Creek Drive
Sarasota, FL  34241

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

RSVP (941) 379-3860


Health South Rehab Hospital – Sarasota

When:

10:00 am – 11:00 am - Second Thursday of every month

Location:

6400 Edgelake Drive
Cafeteria
Sarasota, FL  34231

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

Carol Ann Kohler OT, (941) 921-8600

Website:

http://www.healthsouthsarasota.com/support.asp


Sarasota Memorial Hospital – Sarasota

When:

10:00 am – 11:30 am - Second Wednesday of every month

Location:

1700 S. Tamiami Trail
4A-B Meeting Room
Sarasota, FL 34239

Take the "B" elevators to the 4th floor. Follow signs to Windows Cafeteria. The conference room is just past the cafeteria on your right.

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

Healthline, (941) 917-7777

Details:

The group provides education, support and socialization for survivors of stroke and their families. An individual's personality and emotional state together with the support of friends and loved ones are major aspects of stroke recovery. That is why a separate family group meets during part of the stroke support session. Separating into groups provides a time for family members to talk with other families about their own challenges in providing care and support.

Website:

http://www.smh.com/sections/shared_resources/calendar/calendar_event.asp?event_id=71&date=1/01/2007


Venice Hospital (Livewires Stroke Support Club) – Venice

When:

Meeting: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm - Second Wednesday of every month. No meetings June, July, August.  Dinner: last Wednesday of month (all year).

Location:

Venice Regional Medical Center
Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Boulevard
Lions Club Room
Venice, FL  34292

Where:

Map to Group Location

Contact:

Marianne Nielsen, (941) 497-6707

Details:

Our program is a self-help group for stroke patients, their families and friends. We have common problems, interests and goals. We are dedicated to helping each other overcome the trauma of stroke and continue to maintain individual identify and dignity.