Stroke Center Support Groups at Abington Memorial Hospital
If you or someone in your family is recovering from a stroke, you may feel like you are the only one trying to understand the immense changes in your life. Be assured that others have similar feelings. And now there's a safe place to share those feelings. Stroke support groups offer survivors and family members a way to understand those changes and enrich their lives after a stroke. Abington Memorial Hospital, which recognizes that a stroke affects the whole person, offers this inpatient group as a forum to sharing experiences and gaining support for the journey.
The purpose of support groups is to help stroke survivors and their families:
- Share common experiences and challenges.
- Find a sense of community with fellow stroke survivors
- Find a safe, confidential outlet for gaining emotional support
- Reduce isolation
- Develop new coping skills
- Learn new information about stroke and stroke prevention
Outpatient Stroke Support Group
The AMH outpatient stroke support group for stroke survivors, families and friends meets monthly. Registration is required.
Date: second Thursday of each month* from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Willowood Building, Ste. 163,
2510 Maryland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
For more information please call Debi Murphy at 215-481-3627 or Debbie Teasdale at 215-481-5775.
A New Direction in Life After Brain Injury
About the Brain Injury Support Group
Brain Injury (stroke, trauma, surgery) can occur at any time of your life, at any age. Abington Memorial Hospital sponsors a support group for brain injury survivors. This group will provide an opportunity for brain injury survivors and caregivers to meet with others who may share the same needs and experiences. We offer this group as a forum to gain support for the journey of recovery and life.
The purpose of this stroke support group is to share common experiences and challenges, find a safe, confidential outlet for gaining emotional support, find a sense of community with fellow stroke survivors, reduce isolation, and develop new coping skills through education and advocacy. Occasional guest speakers will talk on a variety of topics, which are selected by the group.
Meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at AMH in the Lenfest Building, Frobese Conference Center, Classrooms 1 and 2. If you or a loved one are interested in attending, please call Debi Murphy, certified registered nurse practitioner, stroke program coordinator at 215-481-3627. Registration is required. Please Note: There are no meetings in June, July or August.