Share Experiences and Strengths Through Stroke Support Groups

Stroke care does not end when you leave the hospital. Many stroke survivors and their caregivers experience a range of emotions as they adjust back to normal daily activities. Join us in one of our free support groups where you can enjoy talking openly with others who share similar experiences.

“If you take a rope and it is made of two strands, it’s strong when twisted together and when you add a third or more in there it’s hard to break,” said stroke support group member, Candy. “This group is hard to break. We are stronger through this group with each other. Each of us are a piece of rope that gets added and it’s impossible to break us apart.”

UofL Health – Stroke Continuum of Care Program is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping.

“When attendees of our support groups share experiences and strengths, they often feel empowered while helping others feel like they are not alone while facing their challenges.” said Carrie Crockett, MSSW, CSW who leads support groups for UofL Health – Stroke.

Often, it is through sharing that participants can give hope to each other.

Support groups are offered in Louisville and Campbellsville, and there is also a virtual option that reaches individuals throughout the state and outside the state. We have individuals from Indiana, New York and Florida that join our groups. Each support group is held once a month.

“Our support groups have allowed us to continue helping stroke patients across the United States,” Crockett said. “I have been told many times by participants how appreciative they are that we have been able to be there for them close to home as they adjust to life after their stroke.”

The below stroke support groups are held monthly.

UofL Health – Stroke – Louisville Stroke Support Group

Location and time: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206
Third Friday of the month
Noon – 2 p.m.
Confirm location details and RSVP: Carrie Crockett, CSW at 502-645-5425

UofL Health – Stroke – Campbellsville Stroke Support Group

Location and time: Taylor Co Public Library, 1316 E Broadway St., Campbellsville, KY 42718
First Friday of the month
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Confirm location details and RSVP: Carrie Crockett, CSW at 502-645-5425

UofL Health – Stroke Virtual Stroke Support Group

Location and time: Virtually online via Zoom
Fourth Wednesday of the month
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Confirm details and RSVP: Carrie Crockett, CSW at 502-645-5425

Join our UofL Health – Stroke online support group on Facebook

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