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Consider joining a support group. It can be helpful to hear from others who have been affected by stroke. Below are some options, but you might find others in your area.
Madison Area Stroke and Aneurysm Support Group
Hosted by UW Health and UnityPoint Health Meriter staff
Survivors and staff meet monthly (online and in-person) to learn from each other and outside experts. The focus is on how to get the most out of life after a stroke, brain injury, or aneurysm. Life issues for people affected by these issues can be very similar. Participants share stories, struggles and successes.
When: First Wednesday of every month
All meetings occur online via Webex.
In-person meetings occur at UW Health Administrative Services Building – 1212 Deming Way, Room 131 Madison, WI 53562
For questions: please call Melanie McCauley, 608-264-4698
Stroke Support Group Registry
Use the following website to find support groups by zip code: www.stroke.org
Select Help and Support > Stroke Support Group Finder
Resources and Websites
The resources and websites below may provide helpful information and other support group options. Use websites that end in “.gov” or “.edu” or “.org” to find the most trustworthy information.
American Stroke Association
1-800-4-Stroke (478-7653); www.stroke.org
American Heart Association
Caregiver Action Network
Family Caregiver Alliance
Help for Incontinent People, Inc.
National Aphasia Association
National Brain Injury Association
National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Wisconsin Stroke Coalition
UW Comprehensive Stroke Program www.uwhealth.org/stroke/stroke-program/10636
Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association