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Support Groups and Websites for Stroke (6850)

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Support Groups and Websites for Stroke

University of Wisconsin “Fresh Start”: a group of survivors and staff
who meet several times a year to learn from each other and outside experts
how to get the most out of life. While we realize that there are different
diagnoses often involved with brain injury, stroke and aneurysm, the life
issues encountered by these patients can be very similar. For this reason, we
come together to talk about stories, struggles and successes.

ξ For dates and questions please contact John Kenneally at
608-263-9256.
ξ Location: Fitchburg Library 5530 Lacy Road, underground parking
and elevator available.

Helpful Resources: Some people use the computer to look up information.
Please know that anyone can put anything on a website. Below is a list of
trustworthy sources for stroke information.

ξ Ebling Library’s Consumer Health Portal (website): a website
from UW-Madison that has free health information as well as links to
the top 5 consumer health websites.
http://researchguides.ebling.library.wisc.edu/consumerhealth
ξ MEDLINEplus: a website with Health information from the
National Library of Medicine
ξ If using Google searching : Use domain address that ends in dot
gov, dot edu or dot org they will look like this: .gov .edu .org & some
.net
Resources/Support Groups:

American Heart Association
1-800-242-8721
www.americanheart.org/




American Stroke Association
1-800-4-Stroke (478-7653)
www.strokeassociation.org/



Brain Injury Peer Visitor
Association
Director: Ann Boriskie
355 Guidhall Grove
Second Floor Conference Room
Alphretta, GA 30022
1-770-330-8416
www.braininjurypeervisitor.org

Caregiver Action Network
1-202-454-3970
www.caregiveraction.org/

Family Caregiver Alliance
1-415-434-3388
www.caregiver.org/

Help for Incontinent People, Inc.
1-800-252-3337
www.nafc.org/

National Aphasia Association
1-800-922-4622
www.aphasia.org/

National Brain Injury
Association
1-703-761-0750
www.biausa.org/

National Institute on Neurologic
Disorders and Stroke
National Stroke Association
1-800-STROKES (787-6537)
www.stroke.org/

Wisconsin Stroke Coalition
www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affil
iate/Wisconsin-Stroke-
Coalition_UCM_450371_Article.j
sp

Stroke Support Registry (find
support groups by searching
your zip code)
www.strokeassociation.org/STRO
KEORG/strokegroup/public/zipFin
der.jsp

UW Hospital and Clinics
Comprehensive Stroke Program
www.uwhealth.org/stroke/stroke-
program/10636

http://www.stroke-site.org
Meriter Stroke and Neurological
Rehabilitation
www.meriter.com/specialty-
care/therapy-and-
rehabilitation/stroke-and-
neurological-rehabilitation
1-800-352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/
stroke.htm



Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have
any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not
medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each person’s health
needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using this information. If
you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 6/2015 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority. All
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