Find the support you need

Support groups offer learning, shared experience and valuable insight from others dealing with similar challenges. A number of support groups are available through Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital. Current and former patients, family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate in these important educational programs.


Given the ongoing COVID situation, please contact Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital for details on specific support groups.

Stroke Support Groups

  • This group provides programs of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers as well as an opportunity for support and socialization.

    Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend.

    Date: Every other Friday
    Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Contact: Alicia Richardson, CNRN, MSN, R.N., SCRN
    717.531.1390
    [email protected]

    Preferred Contact Method: Phone


     

Aphasia Support Groups

  • This group is for individuals with expressive/receptive aphasia as well as friends and families to build a community of better communication, growth and education.

    Date: First Tuesday of every OTHER month (February, April, June, August, October, December)
    Time: Noon – 1 p.m. 
    Location: Zoom
    Contact: Kelsey Fanelli, M.S., CCC-SLP 
    717.832.2771
    [email protected]

     

Brain Injury Support Groups

  • This group provides support and socialization for survivors of brain injury and their families/caregivers. We provide a relaxed environment for sharing of personal experiences, updates on social events, professional speakers and general brain injury updates.

    Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend.

    Date:Fourth Wednesday of each month
    Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Contact: Melissa Kneasel, OTR/L, CBIS
    (717) 832-2771
    [email protected]

     

Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups

  • This group provides support and socialization for those living with a spinal cord injury and their families, friends and caregivers. We provide a relaxed environment for sharing of personal experiences, networking and education.

    Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend.

    Date: Every other Thursday
    Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
    Location: Zoom
    Contact: Nancy Lokey RN, CRRN, CBIS
    (717) 531-0003 ext. 282538
    [email protected]

     

Find the support you need