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 23, 2017-Carrie Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS (Functional Strategies for Cognition/Communication, Self Advocacy) & Sarah Tandle, LMSW, Medical Social Worker (Coping with Depression After Stroke).
  • Monday, February 20, 2017-Ellyn Riley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Role of Sleep and Fatigue in Stroke and Aphasia Recovery)
  • Monday, March 20, 2017-Jessica Morley, FACTS Coordinator, BIANYS (Brain Injury Association of New York; Updates & Questions)
  • Monday, April 17, 2017-Denali Remonda, PT, DPT, CBIS (Aquatic Exercise after a Stroke)
  • Monday, May 15, 2017-Second Annual CNY Stroke Support Group Celebration (Stroke Awareness Month)
  • Monday, May 22, 2017-Summer Dance Lesson Series with Jessica Skipper
  • Monday, June 19, 2017-Maria Fazzini, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, Art Therapist (Using Art for Coping)
  • Monday, June 26, 2017-Summer Dance Lesson Series with Jessica Skipper
  • Monday, July 17, 2017-Interdisciplinary Panel (Specialists will discuss stroke and stroke rehabilitation across the service lines)
  • Monday, August 21, 2017- Megan Dressel, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSVT LOUD,  Olivia Pollard, PT, DPT, Leslie Peck, PT, DPT(BIG/LOUD-applications for Stroke Survivors)
  • Monday, August 28, 2017-Summer Dance Lesson Series with Jessica Skipper
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017-Links at Erie Village, Concerts for a Cause
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017-Pars for Stroke at Beaver Meadows, Baldwinsville, NY
  • Monday, September 18, 2017-Mikayla Manner, AMT (Movement Therapy-applications for Stroke Survivors) & Michael Brewer, SDPT (Accessibility, Applications)
  • Monday, October 16, 2017-Chris Lighthipe, MS Ed., OTR/L (Sensory Strategies for Stroke Patients)
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017-World Stroke Day
  • Monday, November 20, 2017-MaryRose Kott, Retired NP (Health Care Directives, Making Health Care Decisions)
  • Monday, December 18, 2017-Lenore Vaccarello, Spiritual Care Volunteer (Topics in Spirituality & Reiki)
  • 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, 2018-Gerald Santoferrara, MS OTR/L (Mindfulness)
  • Monday, September 17, 2018-Beth Rolland, OTR/L, CDRS (Vision and Driving)
  • Monday, October 15, 2018-Tania Gardner, DPT (Benefits of Massage and Pilates)
  • Monday, November 19, 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, December 17, 2018-Carrie Garcia, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS and Zachary Boswell, DPT (Strategies for Building Cognitive and Physical Endurance)