Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Local Resources

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital offers a stroke support group for stroke survivors and concerned caregivers every second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Rhode Island Hospital's Leone Conference Room (located in the Comprehensive Cancer Center). Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Naomi Thovmasian Marsh at 401-444-8237 or by email at nthovmasian@lifespan.org.

Rhode Island Hospital, Rehabilitation Services
Suite 1300, Level - 1
One Hoppin Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-444-5418 (phone)
401-444-5089 (fax)

Support Groups:

American Heart Association
222 Richmond Street, Suite 108
Providence, RI 02903 [map]
401-330-1700
www.americanheart.org

East Bay RSVP Stroke Club
East Providence Senior Center/Breed Hall
610 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914 [map]
401-435-7876
Meets 1st Tuesday every month at 1:30 p.m.

Hispanic Stroke Club
St. Martin DePorres
160 Cranston Street
Providence, RI 02907 [map]
Offered in English and Spanish
Contact Esther at 401-274-6783
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month
at 1 p.m. (except for July and August)

St. Luke's Stroke Group
Heritage of Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
508-984-0200
Veronica Robdou
508-961-5769

Sargent Rehabilitation Center
800 Quaker Lane (front building)
Warwick, RI 02828
Aphasia Conversation Group; attendance
is limited to individuals with aphasia only
to provide a supportive meeting place for people with aphasia to socialize and share their communication challenges and strategies.
Second Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is preferred, please call 401-886-6600. Led by licensed social workers.
www.sargentcenter.org

Sargent Rehabilitation Center
800 Quaker Lane (front building)
Warwick, RI 02828
Support Group for survivors of traumatic brain injury and stroke and family members of survivors.
Second Monday of the month from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Registration is preferred, please call 401-886-6600. Led by licensed social workers.
www.sargentcenter.org

Memorial Hospital of RI
Center for Rehabilitation
Richardson Building, 1st Floor
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Stroke Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month at 12 noon and 4th Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. Open to stroke survivors and their families.

SouthCoast Stroke Support Group
Autumn Glen Assisted Living
239 Cross Road,
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Please call Veronica Robdou at 508-961-5769 or SouthCoast group operator at 508-984-0200 if planning on attending.
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month 4-5:30 p.m. An educational and support group for patients, caregivers and friends.

Jordan Hospital Stroke Center
275 Sandwich Street
Boynton Conference Room (ground level)
Plymouth, MA 02360
Contact Inpatient Rehab Hospital at 508-830-2920 for further information. Meets 1st Thursday of the month 12:30-2 p.m.

The Stroke Survivors Club
Callahan Center
535 Union Ave
Framingham, MA 0170
Contact Social Services Department at 508-532-5980
Meets 1st Monday of the month at 1 p.m.

Northeastern University Aphasia and Stroke Recovery
Behrakis Health Science Center
Suite 503
30 Leon Street
Boston, MA 02115
Offers patient therapy only during the spring and fall university semesters. Contact Sarah Younghall, MA CC/SLP, at 617-373-2492 for further information.

Aphasia Community Group
B. U. Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Meets one Saturday monthly from 11-2 pm. Social, education and advocacy for patients, family and friends. For further information contact Jerry Kaplan, SLP, at 617-353-9687 or jhkaplan@bu.edu.
Also offered are a variety of group classes for 6-8 people during the summer, fall and spring. Modest charge for these groups that meet weekly.
Further information contact Elizabeth Hoover at 617-353-8967 or ehoover@bu.edu.

Boston Acquired Brain Injury Group (BABIS)
Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Room 8A/B
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 02114
Sally Johnson: 617-573-2539
sejohnson@partners.org
Meets 1st Saturday every month from 10-12 p.m.
(No meeting in July)
Although not specifically for stroke survivors this group can help with cognitive and memory challenges. At the same time but in Room 8C there is a Family Caregiver Group meeting with Facilitator.

Aphasia Community Group
B.U. Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
For further information contact Jerry Kaplan, SLP 617-353-9687 or jhkaplan@bu.edu
Social, education and advocacy for patients, family and friends.
Meets one Saturday monthly 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also offered are a variety of group classes for 6-8 people during the summer, fall and spring. Modest charge for these groups that meet weekly.
Further information contact Elizabeth Hoover 617-353-8967 or ehoover@bu.edu

Spaulding Stroke Club
Spaulding Rehab Hospital
125 Nashua Street, 8th Floor, Rooms 8A/8B
Boston, MA 02114
Karen Halfon (617) 573-7143 khalfon@partners.org
Socialization and education programs.
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month
from 3-4:30 p.m.

Smoking Cessation
Quitworks-ri
800-879-8678 (English)
800-833-5356 (Spanish)
www.trytostop.org
Online resource providing support on the phone, in person or on the web in quitting smoking.