Stroke support groups allow stroke survivors to help themselves and other survivors create meaningful lives after stroke.
A sense of empowerment is at the heart of a “self-help” or “mutual-help” group. It can motivate passive “patients” to become thriving survivors and create active new roles for themselves. Stroke creates many physical
and emotional challenges. Each stroke survivor faces a unique set of disabilities and losses, and each copes with them in his or her own way. However, the warmth, acceptance and emotional support that a stroke support group offers can often be the
key to uncovering the hidden strengths in many survivors and caregivers.
Starting a Stroke Support Group
Stroke families can’t benefit from belonging to a support group if none exist in their community. You can help by organizing a new stroke support group in your community or strengthening an existing one.
Stroke Group Articles
Read articles from Stroke Connection magazine about stroke group ideas and successes across the country.
This content was last reviewed on 07/31/2013.