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 herePDF Icon.


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 22, 2018-Rebecca Hausserman, MBA, RD, CDN, CNSC, Dietician (Nutrition and Eating for Brain Health)
  • Monday, February 19, 2018-Christine Whitney, DPT (Fatigue and Endurance after Stroke, Winter Olympic Games/Activities)
  • Monday, March 19, 2018-Samantha Morin, PT/DPT (Balance)
  • Monday, April 16, 2018-Amy Allen (Vitality Program)
  • Monday, May 21, 2018-Third Annual CNY Stroke Support Group Celebration (Stroke Awareness Month)
  • Monday, June 18, 2018-Tommie Harris, NP (Medical Topics Related to Stroke Recovery)
  • Monday, July 16, 2018-Panel Discussion
  • Monday, August 20, 2018-Gerald Santoferrara, MS OTR/L (Mindfulness)
  • Monday, September 17, 2018-Michelle Woogen, Psyd, Licensed Psychologist (When Your Loved One Experiences Personality and Behavioral Changes as a Result of a Stroke:  How to Help them While Also Taking Care of Yourself)
  • Monday, October 15, 2018-Tania Gardner, DPT (Benefits of Massage and Pilates)
  • Monday, November 19, 2018-Beth Rolland, OTR/L, DCRS (Vision and Driving)
  • Monday, December 17, 2018-Carrie Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS and Zachary Boswell, DPT (Strategies for Building Cognitive and Physical Endurance)
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
  • 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 Practioner (A-fib and Stroke)
  • Monday, May 20, 2019-Fourth Annual CNY Stroke/Aneurysm Support Group Celebration
  • Monday, June 17, 2019-Michelle Woogen, PsyD, Licensed 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 for Stroke Survivors)
  • Monday, October 21, 2019-Christine Whitney, DPT (Functional/Fun Activities for Ongoing/Continued Health & Wellbeing)
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019