The Stroke Support Group will meet on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 3:00 pm in the Conference Center at Northfield Hospital. This is a new support group for stroke patients, their caregivers and loved ones. The group provides social, emotional and practical support for those adapting to life after a stroke. This group is free and open to the public.
Stroke Support Group
Third Thursday of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Ave.
Meetings will feature experts speaking on a wide range of topics from the emotional impact of stroke and getting help from loved ones to adaptive activities and long-term recovery. Sessions also will include social time and open conversation for stroke survivors and their loved ones to share their experiences with each other.
Leading the new support group are two therapists from the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation: Occupational therapist Sheila Wirfs, who supervises in-patient rehabilitation at Northfield Hospital, and physical therapist Beth Stember, who works with patients in CSMR’s Lakeville clinic. Wirfs and Stember can answer individuals’ questions, offer guidance for additional information, and provide resources for participants to take home.
The Stroke Support Group is a service of CSMR, a division of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. The support group is registered with the National Stroke Association, whose “Come Back Strong” campaign provides resources for stroke survivors. See more at www.comebackstrong.org .