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FLAGSTAFF
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Support Group

1st Tuesday of the month (if its a holiday, then held the 2nd Tuesday of the month)
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Northern AZ Healthcare Training Center
Fort Valley Shopping Center
(S. of old hospital on Beaver St.)
1000 N. Humphreys Street,
Flagstaff, 86001

Facilitator:
Al White
928-699-2916
bosco8567@msn.com

Stroke Support Group

3rd Thursday of every month
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Flagstaff Medical Center
West Campus Building, 4th floor Board Room
1200 N. Beaver St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Contact:
Call for information
928-773-2125

GLENDALE
Aphasia Support Group

1st Tuesday of the month
11:00 - Noon

HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital
13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304

Megan Shearer
623-334-5404
megan.shearer@healthsouth.com

BrainStorm Survivor Support Group

3rd Wednesday of the month
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital
13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale 85304

Randi Halvorsen
602-301-1977

Northwest Valley Brain Injury Survivor & Caregiver Support Group

1st Thursday of the month
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Encompass Health Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital
13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304

Randi Halvorsen
602-301-1977

Stroke Group for Survivors & Caregivers

1st Tuesday of the month
10:00 - 11:00 AM

HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehab Hospital
13460 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304

Melissa Buckner
623-334-5470
melissa.buckner@healthsouth.com

KINGMAN
There are currently no support groups
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MESA
Stroke Support Group

2nd Thursday of each month
1:30pm-3:00pm

John J. Rhodes Rehabilitation Center, 3rd floor
Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206

Carolyn Eisenhauer
480-321-3848
Carolyn.Eisenhauer@bannerhealth.com

Stroke Survivor and Family Support Group

4th Wednesday of the month
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of East Valley
5652 East Baseline Road, Mesa 85206

Facilitator:
Dr. Suzanne Griffiths

Contact:
Diana Fischer
Dr. Suzanne Griffiths
diana.fischer@healthsouth.com

PHOENIX

 

All Neuro Caregiver Support Group

2nd Monday of month
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

St. Joseph’s Hospital
124 W. Thomas Rd.,
Phoenix, 85013

*On Thomas between 1st and 3rd Ave. Floor 3 in the Mary Ann Hornbuckle Room*

Will Grove
602-508-8024
outreach@biaaz.org

Brain Tumor Support Group

4th Tuesday of month
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Conference Room 1
350 W. Thomas Rd.,
Phoenix, 85013

Lanette Veres
623-205-6446
graymattersfoundation@gmail.com
www.graymattersfoundation.org

*Park in the 6th Ave garage and bring your parking ticket with you to validate.*

Central Phoenix Adult Brain Injury Group

Funded by the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

The 4th Thursday of the month
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

The Brain Injury Support Group is for brain injury survivors 18 and above and their family, friends and caregivers who want to meet others who are in similar situations.

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, Conference Center Rooms 1 & 2
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, 85013

Park in the 6th Ave garage and bring your parking ticket with you to validate. 

(From the Main hospital entrance, go past Starbucks and turn right. Follow signs to the cafeteria and go past the 2nd door; turn right and exit the double glass doors on the right. Cross the patio and enter the building w/ glass doors).

Will Grove
602-508-8024
outreach@biaaz.org

Mild Brain Injury Support Group

No meetings in June, July, or August

2nd Wednesday of month
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

AZ Institute for Communication
& Cognitive Disorders (AICCD)
4545 N. 36th St., Suite 125A,
Phoenix, 85018

Mary Jane Trunzo
602-224-0202
office@aiccd.net

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

1st Tuesday of the month
12:00 PM (noon) to 1:00 PM

St. Joseph's Hospital
124 West Thomas Road,
Phoenix, 85013

*On Thomas between 1st and 3rd , 3rd Floor in the Mary Ann Hornbuckle Room. Bring you parking ticket with you to validate.

Ashley Bridwell
602-406-6688
ashley.bridwell@dignityhealth.org

Young Adult & Caregivers TBI Group

Ages 18-30

2nd Wednesday of the month
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St Joseph's Hospital, Conference Room 1 & 2.
350 W. Thomas
Phoenix, 85013

Park in the 6th avenue garage and bring your parking ticket with you for validation. From the main hospital entrance, go past Starbucks; turn right; follow signs to cafeteria; go past second door; turn right; exit double glass doors on right; cross patio and enter the building with glass doors, rooms on the left.

Funded by the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

Will Grove
602-508-8024
outreach@biaaz.org

AZ Ataxia Support Group

Group meets quarterly
1 pm – 3 pm

Ability360
5025 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, 85034

Contact:
Angela
ArizonaAtaxia@gmail.com

Mary
480-212-6425

*Call or email for meeting dates and topics.

Men’s Disability Issues Group

3rd Thursday of the month
5:30 PM - 7 PM

Ability 360 Center
Classroom B (2nd floor)
5025 E. Washington St
Phoenix, 85034

Men, 18 and over; all disabilities

Don Price
602-443-0726
donp@ability360.org

 

Women's Empowerment Group

Ages 18 and over

Last Monday of the month
1 pm – 3 pm

Ability 360 Sports & Fitness Center
Group Fitness Room, 2nd Floor
5031 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, 85034

Contact:
Amina Donna Kruck
602-980-1155
aminak@ability360.org (Please put the name of the group in the subject line).

*Must RSVP before attending. Women of all abilities welcome. To request an accommodation please contact Amina in advance. Celebrate being female – your wisdom, compassion and power!

Brain Aneurysm, AVM, and Stroke Group

Sponsored by the Joe Niekro Foundation
3rd Wednesday of the month
6 pm – 8 pm
Banner UMC Phoenix
Sandstone Conference Room North and South
1111 E. McDowell Rd.,
Phoenix, 85006

Contact:
Deborah Liable
602-839-9037
deborah.liable@bannerhealth.com

* Spanish translation headphones available. Ask directions at information desk in main lobby. Please use 12th St. entrance for the facility.

Mayo Clinic Neuro-Oncology Support Group

2nd Tuesday of the month
Noon - 1:30 pm

Mayo Cancer Center
5881 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, 85054

Contact:
Alanna Petersen
480-342-0005
Petersen.Alanna@mayo.edu

*For survivors and caregivers

Military Caregivers Connect Support Group

Sponsors: Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AZ Hidden Heroes, & Ability360

3rd Tuesday of the month
6 pm – 7:30 pm

Ability360 Center
Classroom B (upstairs)
5025 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, 85034

Contact:
Sharon Grassi
Topesmom@gmail.com

The Brain Cave Men’s Brain Injury Group

Funded by the Brain Injury Alliance of AZ

Men ages 18 and over
1st Wednesday of the month
6 pm – 7:30 pm

Café Cultivate, located at Ability 360
5025 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, 85034

Contact:
Steve Norton
323-397-1655
info@biaaz.org

For more information visit the Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/2146227242132740/ for more details.

PRESCOTT VALLEY
Brain Injury Support Group

Funded by Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

3rd Wednesday of the month
2 pm - 3:30 pm

Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital
3700 N Windsong Dr.,
Prescott Valley 86314

Contact:
Erin Aafedt
928-775-7877
erinaafedt@ernesthealth.com

Brain Injury, Spinal Cord & MS Group

2nd Thursday of the month
3 pm - 4 pm

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center
9400 E Valley Road,
Prescott Valley 86314

Contact:
Mary Hesselschwerdt
928-515-2529
mhesselschwerdt@newhorizonsilc.org

*For Transportation Information call: 928-774-8870*

SCOTTSDALE
Aphasia Support Group

Every Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Scottsdale
9630 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, 85260

Danielle Lowell
480-551-5479
Danielle.lowell@encompasshealth.com

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group

3rd Wednesday of the month
4:00 – 5:30 pm
No meetings June, July and August

Via Linda Senior Center
10440 E. Via Linda Rd,
Scottsdale, 85058

Mary Jane Trunzo
602-224-0202
office@aiccd.net

Stroke Group

1st Wednesday of the month
10 am – 11 am

Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Scottsdale
Conference Room 2
9630 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, 85260

Contact:
Pam Schmidt or Brittney Clolinger
480-551-5446
pamela.schmidt@healthsouth.com
brittney.clolinger@healthsouth.com

Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Support Group

1st Wednesday of the month,
No meetings June, July & August
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Honorhealth Scottsdale Osborne
Outpatient Therapy Services Building
3134 N. Civic Center Plaza
Scottsdale, 85251

Contact:
Mandy Mortenson
480-882-6821
amortenson@shc.org

All Disablilities

Compass Disability Group

Ages 18 and over

3rd Friday of month, except July, August, September
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Granite Reef Senior Center, Rm. 10
1700 N. Granite Reef
Scottsdale, 85257

Contact:
Pauline Staples
480-628-3028
plstaples@msn.com

SUN CITY
Banner Boswell Stroke Group - Summer

1st Thursday of the month, June through August
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City 85351

5th Floor- Conference Room
Enter on the hospital's South entrance. Take the South elevator to 5th floor, the room is on the left.

Contact:
Donna Holland
623-832-7634
donna.l.holland@bannerhealth.com

Banner Boswell Stroke Support Group

1st Thursday of the month (Sept-May)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Banner Boswell Rehabilitation Center
10601 W Santa Fe Dr, Sun City, AZ 85351
Main Dining Room

Donna Holland
623-832-7634
donna.l.holland@bannerhealth.com

West Valley Aphasia Support Group

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sun Health Foundation
13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351

Speech Language Pathologist will present on the 2nd Tuesday only. The 2nd Tuesday also includes a conversation practice.

Meeting located at Support Services Building (south of the Emergency Room Drive) 2nd Floor, Ponderosa Room. Signs posted.

From Thunderbird Blvd. turn south on 103rd Dr (not Ave). Go past the parking garage to the first driveway; turn right and the building is directly in front of you.

Contact:
Kathy and Duff Stewart
815-238-2345
kathi.stewart@icloud.com

TEMPE
East Valley Brain Injury Support Group

Funded by the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

2nd Wednesday of month
4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Caregivers and survivors break into their own discussion groups.

Church of the Resurrection, Room #2 and #3
3201 S. Evergreen Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
(N. of Southern between Price & Dobson)

Annette Zaccari
480-421-1431

TUCSON
Northwest Tucson All Brain Injury Support Group

4th Wednesday of the month
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Home Care Assistance
7619 N Oracle Rd #113
Tucson, 85704
Crossroads are Ina and Oracle

Persons living with brain injury and caregivers over age 18 are invited to attend.

Contact:
Carol Chandler
520-276-6555 ext 206

 

St. Joseph's Hospital Aphasia & Family Support Group

Every Tuesday
11 am - Noon

St. Joseph's Hospital
Outpatient Rehab Neuro Conference Room
(Aphasia Group) and the Outpatient Rehab Break Room (Family Group)
350 N Wilmot Rd.,
Tucson, 857111

Contact:
Debbie Johnson
520-873-5299

St. Joseph's Hospital Life after Stroke Group

St Joseph's Hospital
350 N. Wilmot
Tucson, 85711

Call Tom Slauson for meeting dates and times.

*For families, friends, and survivors to learn about stroke and provide support for each other.*

Contact:
Tom Slauson
520-218-5004

Generation X & Y Survivor & Caregiver Brain Injury Group

Ages 18-49
2nd Tuesday of the month

5:30 - 7:00 pm
HealthSouth RIT, Education Rms. A & B
2650 N. Wyatt Dr.,
Tucson, 85712

Contact:
Kristen Johnson
216-308-0438
Kristen.johnson@carondelet.org

Stephanie Palm
920-918-8858
Stephanie.palm@encompasshealth.com

TMC Senior Services Stroke Support Group

For Survivors, Families, & Care Partners
3rd Monday of the month
10:30 am - 12 pm

TMC for Seniors, El Dorado Campus
1400 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, 85712

Contact:
Anne Morrison
520-324-1960
Anne.Morrison@tmcaz.com

TMC Caregiver Stroke Group

3rd Monday of the Month
9am - 10am

TMC for Seniors, El Dorado Health Campus
1400 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, 85712

Contact:
Anne Morrison
520-324-1960
Anne.morrison@tmcaz.com

Mindfulness and Meditation Group

2nd Tuesday of the month
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Jacobs YMCA
1010 W. Lind St.,
Tucson, 85705

Contact:
Marsha Drozdoff
520-982-6721
Marsha@DesertReikiConnection.com

**No experience necessary. No YMCA membership required to participate.

Dress comfortably and bring water.

Reiki Share: Relaxation, Stress Reduction, and Wellness Group

3rd Wednesday of the month
10:30 am - noon

Jacobs YMCA
1010 W. Lind St.,
Tucson, 85705

Contact:
Marsha Drozdoff
520-982-6721
Marsha@DesertReikiConnection.com

**No experience necessary. No YMCA membership required to participate.

Dress comfortably and bring water.

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