Stroke Support Groups Help Patients and Families Cope

With locations at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, University Hospitals St. John Medical Center and University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospitals, the Comprehensive Stroke Center at University Hospitals Neurological Institute provides support groups on the east and west sides of Cleveland to help patients and their families cope with the emotional and mental strain that a stroke can cause.

The center also is affiliated with the following stroke support groups in Northeast Ohio:

American Heart/Stroke Association: Stroke Support Network

Cleveland Stroke Club

Gerri Pitts, Executive Director

The Cleveland Stroke Club was organized to bring together stroke survivors and their caregivers for the purpose of mutual help, fellowship, education and service. Reservations required for dinner.

1st Wednesday of the month
Kindred Hospital
11900 Fairhill Road, Cleveland
Dinner and separate meetings for survivors and care givers

3rd Wednesday of the month
Disciples Christian Church
3663 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights
Dinner with guest speaker

To make reservations, call Kay at 440-449-3309 or Deb at 440-994-6794

Neurological/Stroke Support Group

Fourth Thursday of each month
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

UH Avon Rehabilitation Hospital
37900 Chester Road in Avon

We welcome you to join us in an open, supportive and relaxed environment. You will experience peer support, educational guest presentations and emotional support for stroke survivors and families. Patients and family members are welcome. Reservations are not required and attendance is free. The group facilitator is Tanya.

For more information, call 440-695-7111.

Stroke and Arthritis Support Group – UH Parma Medical Center

3rd Monday of the month
Health Education Center
7300 State Road, Parma, Ohio

For more information, call 440-743-4041.

Stroke Support Group – West Geauga Senior Center

Facilitator: Bridgett MacMichael RN
4th Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

12650 West Geauga Plaza Unit #4

For more information, call the Senior Center at 440-729-2782.

Aphasia Stroke Support Group – UH Geauga Medical Center Outpatient

1st Monday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Geauga YMCA
12470 Bass Lake Road, Chardon, Ohio

For more information, call Katherine Mayer, MS, CCC-SLP at 440-285-6167.

Stroke Support Group - UH Rehabilitation Hospitals in Beachwood

4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
23333 Harvard Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122

For more information, call 440-695-7294.

Stroke Support Group – UH Rehabilitation Hospitals in Avon

4th Thursday of the month from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37900 Chester Road, Avon, Ohio 44011

For more information, call 440-695-7294.

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center: Speak Easy

Events throughout each month
11635 Euclid Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio 44106

For more information, call 216-231-8787 or 216-325-7570 or visit,