Stroke Support Group Meetings

Have you or a loved one recently suffered a stroke or are you a long term stroke survivor?

Join us for a free stroke support group. Meetings are held each month and include a guest speaker discussing various topics of interest for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

The Catholic Health Stroke Support Group offers a relaxed and supportive environment for individuals and families to learn more about available community resources for stroke patients.

For more information or to register call (716) 447-6205. Walk-ins welcome!

Southtowns Location

Second Saturday of the month
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

OLV Senior Neighborhood, Community Room
55 Melroy Ave.
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Northtowns Location

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Medical Rehabilitation Unit – Dining Room
2nd Floor, 2950 Elmwood Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

Southtowns’ Support Group Topic:

Qigong & Tai Chi in Stroke Recovery (Jan. 12)

Qigong and Tai Chi are ancient forms of Chinese exercise that combine gentle physical movement with stretching, breathing, and mindfulness. Joe Baumgarden, DPT, Cert MDT, manager of AlthetiCare – Kenmore, will discuss how these different forms of physical therapy can help stroke patients improve strength, flexibility, and balance, while relieving stress.

Northtowns’ Support Group Topic:

Post-Stroke Mobility & Exercise (Jan. 22)

Despite limited mobility, post-stroke mobility and exercise are possible. Furthermore, it is important to prevent the risk of repeat strokes. During our next meeting, Melanie Racey, a physical therapist in Kenmore Mercy’s Medical Rehabilitation Unit, will discuss helpful tips for treatment, home adaptations, and lifestyle changes that may increase your safety and ability to move around.

Upcoming Events

January 12, 2019
  • Stroke Support Group (Southtowns)

    January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    OLV Senior Neighborhood, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA

January 22, 2019
  • Stroke Support Group (Northtowns)

    January 22, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217, USA

February 9, 2019
  • Stroke Support Group (Southtowns)

    February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    OLV Senior Neighborhood, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA

March 9, 2019
  • Stroke Support Group (Southtowns)

    March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    OLV Senior Neighborhood, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA