“Stroke creates many physical and emotional challenges. Each stroke warrior faces a unique set of disabilities and losses, and each copes with them in his or her own way. The warmth, acceptance and emotional support that a stroke support group offers can often be the key to uncovering the hidden strengths in many survivors” (American Stroke Association).
Here at SAO, it is our mission to support our fellow stroke warriors at every stage of their recovery journey. We have found that support groups play a vital role in not only aiding in the emotional and physical barriers, but also creating a sense of community and accountability among our SAO family.
We are fortunate enough to have four established support groups and a monthly Stroke Speaker Series for warriors, caregivers, and family to utilize in their recovery. Our team of dedicated support group leaders are available monthly and/or bimonthly for virtual meetings. Each support group and speaker series is held virtually through Zoom to best provide coverage and accessibility to those at different stages of recovery.