Stroke Support Group

With stroke, there is a lot of talk about rapid diagnosis and treatment. It can feel like stroke is an “event” that has a beginning and end. But in truth, the stroke is just the beginning.

Regardless of the severity of your stroke, it’s common for people to experience a range of emotions and frustrations afterward, such as:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Overall frustration

Join other stroke survivors, family members, and caregivers for a FREE support group that examines the full range of issues surrounding stroke recovery, as well as provides a positive place to explore new skills with confidence. All are welcome. You do not need to be a Bellin patient to participate.

The Stroke Support Group meets the first Monday of each month.

Meetings and Events for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

  • Virtual Stroke Support Group 2021 Flyer - This virtual stroke support group allows stroke survivors and caregivers to come together to focus on stroke prevention, education, socialization, and community resources and will feature professional presenters of topics pertaining to stroke and secondary stroke prevention
  • Creative Cruisers 2021 Calendar - Creative Cruisers is a monthly virtual gathering to share ideas and crafts and for socialization for stroke survivors and their families and friends
  • 2021 Stroke Survivor Bike Club - Bellin Health offers this unique opportunity to stroke survivors to try out recumbent bikes specifically designed for individuals with neurological impairments. This program is made possible thanks to The Bike Hub, The Bellin Foundation, and George Kerwin.
    • Dates: May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15, 2021
    • Time: Set up begins at 4 pm, ride at 4:15 pm
    • Location: Meet at Fox Point Boar Launch to embark on the Fox River Trail for a 1-, 5- or 10-mile bike ride accompanied by volunteers
    • Cost: Only the trail pass fee applies ($5/day or $25 yearly pass)
    • Registration is required one week before each event by contacting Debra Sanchez at 920.433.7977 or debra.sanchez@bellin.org.

Additional Resources

American Stroke Association Online Support: Click here and explore their awesome webpage. The American Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for all impacted by stroke. There is a wide variety of education for stroke survivors, caregivers, and professionals.

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County: Go here for resources within Brown County. If you are a resident of another county, you can google ADRC and your location to find a location near to you. 

Stroke Connection Digital Magazine: Stroke Connection Magazine is a digital-only publication and a free app on the smartphone or tablet of your choice. Click here to sign up today. 

“My Stroke of Insight”: A book and Tedtalk by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist about a brain scientist's personal stroke journey. 

Stroke Camp: For stroke survivors and caregivers to go and enjoy activities and facilities geared toward their personal abilities. Visit the Stroke Camp website for more information.