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Support Groups

  • Your health and safety is our top priority. We are adhering to the guidelines issued by the CDC, particularly as it relates to large group gatherings, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital support groups are cancelled until further notice.

    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.

    Amputee Support Group

    Date: First Wednesday of each EVEN month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
    Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Location:  Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036
    Contact: Michael Gray
    (717) 833-5353
    [email protected]

     


     

    Aphasia Support Group

    Date: First Tuesday of every month
    Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
    Location:  Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital – Main Therapy Gym
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036
    Contact: Rebecca Santoleri, M.S. CCC-SLP
    (717) 833-5300
    [email protected]

    Kelsey Fanelli, M.S. CCC-SLP
    [email protected]

     


     

    Brain Injury Support Group

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

    Michelle Von Arx
    (717) 832-2736
    [email protected]

     


     

    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
    [email protected]

     


     

    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 Health Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036 
    Contact: Nancy Lokey
    (717) 531-0003 ext. 289318
    [email protected]

     


     

    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 Health Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria
    1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue
    Hershey, PA 17036 
    Contact: Kathy Morrison
    (717) 531-1104
    [email protected]