Stroke and traumatic brain injury
Carolinas Stroke Support Groups. A resource and education group providing a supportive environment for stroke survivors, their families, and loved ones.  They share emotional support, ways of fighting challenges, and enjoy good food and friendship.  Check the web link below for details about meetings in Charlotte, Concord, Mount Holly, and Pineville. . (updated 5/16/2014) [report error]

Stroke Support Group (Mooresville). A small but enthusiastic group of survivors of stroke and their families who gather to share support, information, and ways of coping. They meet on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at the War Memorial Building, 220 North Maple Street. Registration is not required. Call the group organizer with questions or to confirm meeting times (especially near holidays) at 704-660-4859 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.  (updated 5/1/2014) [report error]

Traumatic Brain Injury Substance Abuse Group (TBI). This 12 step group meets four times a week at noon and once a month in the evening.  The members hear expert speakers, share emotional support, and learn new ways of dealing with physical and other challenges. Meetings are open those with TBI as well as their family and close friends. The meeting follows the needs of the members and allows each person to proceed at his or her own rate.  Light and fun refreshments are served. Call a leader of the group at 704-355-9623 Mon-Thu 9am-4pm.  (updated 5/1/2014) [report error]

Walk with a Doc (WWAD) (various locations). A group of people who each month take a free informal stroll with a physician where they ask questions and enjoy walking. Here are some regional walks:
  • Charlotte -- Novant Health -- one Saturday per month [see their website for schedule] at 9:30am at Independence Park (300 Hawthorne Lane)
  • Charlotte -- Sanger Clinic -- 2nd Saturday at 9am at Freedom Park, meet near benches by duck pond
  • Concord -- CMC-Northeast -- 1st Saturday at 9am except Jan, Feb, July, Aug
  • Gastonia -- CaroMont Heart -- 3rd Saturday at 9am at Westfield Eastridge MallPiedmont
  • Rock Hill -- Piedmont Medical Center -- 2nd Saturday at 8am at Piedmont Medical Center Trail at Riverwalk Carolinas
Check the link below to confirm time and location and to register before your first walk. Call regarding the CMC-Northeast walk at 704-403-9250 or regarding the Charlotte / Novant walk at 704-316-6239 Mon-Fri 9-5. (updated 8/7/2015) [report error]

Young Stroke Survivors (Novant Health). An opportunity for adults affected by stroke who are working to return to their pre-stroke activities regardless of their chronological age.  The group is also open to families.  They meet every other month in the evening.  They have expert speakers, open discussions about relevant topics, and light refreshments on one Thursday of the month; be sure to call to confirm meeting time prior to attending your first meeting.  Click to see their program details. Call regarding the Charlotte / Novant walk at 704-316-6239 Mon-Fri 9-5.  (updated 1/15/2015) [report error]

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