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Support Groups

  • The support of others who are going through what you are going through plays an important role in your continued recovery after you leave the hospital.  We provide a number of support groups listed below to meet your individual needs. 

    Brain Injury Support Group

    Date: Third Thursday of each month
    Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location:  Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036
    Contact: Melissa Carmen, (717) 361-2854, sunshineblu18@aol.com

    Michelle Von Arx, (717) 832-2736 mvonarx@selectmedical.com  



    Concussion Support Group

    For adolescents and young adults recovering from a concussion or brain injury


    A place to gain information, teach others and make connections.

    Date: 
    Fourth Thursday of each month
    Time: 
    6 to 7:45 p.m.
    Location:      30 Hope Drive, Building B, Room 1019
    Hershey, PA 17033
    Contact: Pamela Zerbe, (717) 531-8070, pzerbe@hmc.psu.edu 


     Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

     Includes a 1-hour presentation, follow by group discussion and networking


     Patients, friends, family and caregivers are all welcome.

    Date: 
    Third Wednesday of each month 
    Time: 
    7 to 9 p.m.
    Location:  Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036 
    Contact: Nancy Lokey, (717) 531-0003 ext. 289318 nlokey@hmc.psu.edu


    Stroke Support Group

    Educational presentations and networking


    Survivors and caregivers are welcome.  

    Date: 
    Second Wednesday of each month 
    Time:
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Location:  Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036 
    Contact: Kathy Morrison, (717) 531-1104 kmorrison1@hmc.psu.edu