Support Group Meetings at Summa Rehab Hospital

Creative Expressions (Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group)

Helps traumatic brain injury survivors, caregivers, and family members by providing mental, physical, and spiritual support in coping with the changes they face after injury.

Fee: No Cost
When: 2nd Thursday of every month
Time: 6:00pm

Contact: Cr3ativeExpressions@gmail.com or Sharetta Howze 330.631.5101

Life After Stroke (Stroke Support Group)

Provides a forum for stroke survivors and their families to share ideas and solve problems after a stroke. Health professional staff facilitates meeting, with community speakers lending their expertise on successful living after stroke.

Fee: No Cost
When: 2nd Friday of every month
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Contact: Dr. Cathy Torcasio (330) 686-4455 or (330) 572-7300

Life Goes On (Amputee Support Group)

Provides a forum for amputees and their families to share ideas. Health professional staff facilitates meeting, with community speakers lending their expertise on successful living after amputation.

Fee: No Cost
When: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact: esteiger@summarehabhospital.com

or Ellie Steiger (330) 572-7280

The Mended Hearts Greater Akron Chapter #59 (Heart Disease Support Group)

Heart Patients, Families and Caregivers receive support in coping with the strong emotions that often accompany diagnosis, treatment or surgery for heart disease. Chapters also invite healthcare professionals to present valuable information and answer questions.

Fee: See website
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact: Glenn Reeder (330) 688-4418 or Jim Patterson (330) 334-1236
Website: www.MendedHearts.org

Parkinson Group Exercise Program

A wonderful program, Delay the Disease was started by David Zid and Jackie Russell in Columbus, Ohio. It has expanded all over the country and offers a simple exercise program that has the ability to help ease the daily struggles of Parkinson’s, and delay some of the more devastating results of the disease through exercise. This program can give people some of their independence back and help them deal with the day-to-day issues of living with Parkinson’s.

Fee: No Cost
When: Every Thursday
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Kelly Rutan (330) 572-7300

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