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Stroke Support Group

Stroke survivors, their family members and care providers learn more about living a full life after stroke.

“Social support is important in stroke recovery. Social isolation has been called a risk factor for a poor outcome after stroke. Family and friends provide important support for many survivors, but stroke support groups can also play a vital role in stroke recovery. They can decrease the isolation of both survivors and family, and introduce new friends to replace those often lost after the stroke.” Download a brochure here.


Contact: OASIS/HealthLink
Location: One Telergy Parkway 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse NY
Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of the Month, 5-7 p.m.

Sample Schedule:

  • 5:00 Refreshments
  • 5:15-6:00 Speaker
  • 6:00 Break
  • 6:15-6:45 Spouse Group, Survivor Group
  • 6:45 Close

Tentative Presenter Schedule:

  • Monday, January 21, 2019-New Year's Goals and Resolutions with Facilitators
  • Monday, February 18, 2019-David Cruz, Athletic/Physical Trainer (Functional Exercise Routines After Stroke)
  • Monday, March 18, 2019-Dr. Hesham Masoud  (Neurological Topics, Concerns, Updates)
  • Monday, April 15, 2019-Stephanie Loveless, Nurse Practitioner (A-fib and Stroke)
  • Friday, May 3, 2019-10th Annual Strikes Against Stroke Bowling Event, Flamingo Bowl
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019-Strike Out Stroke with the Syracuse Mets
  • Monday, May 20, 2019-Fourth Annual CNY Stroke/Aneurysm Support Group Celebration
  • Monday, June 17, 2019-Dr. Angelina Rodner, Clinical Psychologist (Post Stroke Depression)
  • Monday, July 15, 2019-Panel Discussion (Community Resources)
  • Monday, August 19, 2019-Patricia Ryan, DPT and Carly Mann, OTR/L, CBIS (Tai Chi for Stroke Survivors)
  • Monday, September 16, 2019-Maureen Mancusso, DPT (Balance Screen and Exercises)
  • Monday, October 21, 2019-Christine Whitney, DPT (Functional/Fun Activities for Ongoing/Continued Health & Wellbeing)
  • Monday, November 18, 2019-Kimberly Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS (Speech, Language and Cognitive Problems After Stroke: A Review of the Brain's Structure & Function)
  • Monday, December 16, 2019-Tanya Burnette, CTRS (Stroke & Leisure)
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020-Dan Beagley, Travel Advisor & Accessible Travel Advocate (Travel Without Barriers)
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020-Kaitlynn Tassone, Sound Therapist (Transformational Tones & Sound Healing)
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020-Zachary Boswell, DPT (Exercise Routines & Functional Fitness for Stroke Survivors)
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020-Onondaga County Office of the Aging; Topics & Information
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020-Fifth Annual CNY Stroke/Aneurysm Support Group Celebration
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020-Courtney Waite, OTR and Amber Gzik, OTR (ADLs & IADLs After Stroke)
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020-Panel Discussion (Spiritual Care Members)
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020-Rina Flatau, DPT (Relaxation Techniques & International Dance Moves for Exercise)
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020-Christine Pelis, DPT (Painting With Our Very Own Support Group Twist)
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020-Ramani Voleti, M.S., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS (Strategies to Improve Speech, Language and Cognitive Deficits Post-Stroke)
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020- Rina Flatau, DPT (Drumming Class for Balance, Coordination & Endurance)
  • Thursday, December 17, 2020-Holiday Happenings, Reflections & Resolutions