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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.” 


Location: OASIS/HealthLink 6333 NY-298 (One Telergy Parkway) East Syracuse, NY 13057
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Currently Holding Virtual Meetings via Zoom (with occasional in-person events): 





Tentative Presenter Schedule:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023-Walter Stein, Trained Peer Counselor and Office Manager, Hope for Bereaved (Understanding and Coping with Grief)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023-Kim Nemi, OTR/L (Vision & Visual Deficits after Stroke)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023-Stroke Awareness Night at the Crunch Game
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023-Hannah Goldberg-O'Neil, OTR/L (Post-Stroke Technology) 
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023-Bokkyu Kim, PT, PhD. (Science Behind Motor Recovery After Stroke)
  • Friday, May 5, 2023-Strikes Against Stroke Bowling Event at Flamingo Bowl, Liverpool. 
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023-Stroke Awareness Month Celebration Event
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023-Aimee L. Graham, PT, DPT, CBIS, NCS (High-Intensity Physical Training)
  • Friday, June, 30, 2023-Strike Out Stroke at Syracuse Mets
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023-Amy Allen, M.S., Exercise Physiologist, Coordinator Vitality and HealthLink Programs (Vitality Program; Functional Strategies for Transitioning Your Exercise Program to the Community/Gym)
  • Friday, August 4 - Sunday, August 6- Upstate Stroke Camp- a weekend retreat for stroke survivors and caregivers- LeTourneau Christian Camp, Canandaigua Lake, NY. Registration opens April 17th. For more information, visit https://strokecamp.org/ 
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023-Jenny Fortin, M.F.A., M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist (The Power of Poetry)
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023-Carrie E. Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP (Vascular Dementia; What You Need to Know)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023-Melanie Long, OTR/L, Clinical Specialist, Bioventus (Assistive Technology for Foot Drop, Knee Stability, & Decreased Upper Extremity Strength) 
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023-World Stroke Day
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023-Dr. Jessica Mungro, Rehabilitation Psychologist (Fear of Subsequent Stroke(s)).
  • Thursday, December 21, 2023-Holiday Celebration Event
  • Thursday, January 18, 2024
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024-Dr. Victor Duenas, Syracuse University (Current Movement Disorders Research; Cycling and Motorized Assistance with Muscle Feedback)
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024-Hannah Goldberg-O'Neil, OTR/L (Post Stroke Technology & New Assistive Technology)
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024-Allison Graff, Yogi, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Mindfulness Practioner (Turning Lemons to Lemonade:  Stroke and Your Whole Health)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024-Stroke Awareness Month Celebration Event
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024-Dr. Meghan Klawonn, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Post-Stroke Fatigue)
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024-Hannah Goldberg-Oneil, OTR/L (Accessibility Features; Phones & Computers)
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Thursday, December 19, 2024