Stroke Support Groups

A stroke can be life changing. However, you and your loved ones can learn to cope. Join other stroke survivors and their families to share experiences, support one another in challenges, and explore stroke resources.

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Survivor Support Groups

Adjusting to life after a stroke can be challenging, but the support of those who are going through similar experiences can be helpful. Come learn tips, find resources and share concerns with other stroke survivors. Open to stroke survivors, caregivers and loved ones.


Young Stroke Survivors Group (age 45 and under)

The number of young people (under age 45) who have suffered a stroke has doubled in the last decade, and their concerns/needs are often different from older people. This group addresses the unique challenges faced by young stroke survivors and their families. These meetings alternate between “get-together” meetings at area restaurants and “learning” meetings at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley.

When: Monthly, Second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Locations vary so call for details.

For more information, call Julie Loomis BSN, RN-BC at (843) 724-2352 or join our private Facebook group at: facebook.com/groups/YoungStrokesCharleston


Encompass Health Stroke Support Groups

When: Monthly, Third Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Contact Julia Martens at: julia.martens@encompasshealth.com or Briana Tucker at: briana.tucker@encompasshealth.com.


Roper Rehabilitation Stroke Support Group

When: First Thursday monthly
Where: Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, 316 Calhoun Street, Charleston SC 29401. 3 Pettit Rehab Gym (take E elevators, located near the Emergency Room)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Groups alternate between in-person and virtual sessions

Contact Katie Hall for more information at: kaitlyn.hall@rsfh.com or (843) 724-2480.


Aphasia Support Group

When: Monthly, Last Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Contact Julia Martens at: julia.martens@encompasshealth.com or Briana Tucker at: briana.tucker@encompasshealth.com.


Lowcountry Support group

When: Third Thursday monthly
Where: Encompass Health Rehab Hospital
Time: 5:30 - 6:30p.m.

For more information, please contact Rick Shideler at Richard.shideler@gmail.com or visit https://mailchi.mp/6f5c3bc7cd02/stroke_support_home .

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