2017 Brain Injury Support Group Activities

Event Calendar

 
Central Area Support Group
**The February & March meetings will not be held at its regularly scheduled times and location. They have been rescheduled. The February meeting will take place on February 26th at 6pm at the Johnston Public Library (6700 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA). The March meeting is TBD.
A monthly support group that meets the 3rd Monday of the month
Location: Urbandale Public Library - 3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Time: 5:30p-7p
Contact: Chelsea Adams, 515-612-4104 or chelseacasgf@gmail.com
 
Iowa City Caregiver/Survivor Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors and caregivers that meets the 2nd Monday of the month
Location: Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop, 730 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Iowa
Time: 7p-8:30p
Contact: Kathryn Strandell - (703) 899-2327 or klstrandell@gmail.com
*For transportation, please call Lynn Borders at 319-337-4709 or lynn.borders@gmail.com

Iowa City Recreational Meeting at Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop
A monthly support group for survivors that meets the first Tuesday of the month
Location: Uptown Bill's Coffee Shop, 730 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, Iowa
Time: 7p-8:30p
Contact: Kathryn Strandell - (703) 899-2327 or klstrandell@gmail.com
*For transportation, please call Lynn Borders at 319-337-4709 or lynn.borders@gmail.com

Cedar Rapids "Beginning Again" Survivor Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors that meets the 3rd Monday of the month
Location: Horizons Family Services, 819 5th St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Time: 6p-8p
Contact: Scott McDowell - scottmcdowell@thementornetwork.com, (319) 777-9318
*For transportation, call Michael Chalupa 319-521-6453
(If you need to cancel or ask for transportation the day of the meeting, call NTS at (319) 981-1138)
 
Dubuque / Tri-State Area Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors and caregivers that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month
Location: Dubuque Mercy Hospital, 250 Mercy Drive, Dubuque, Iowa
Time: 7p
Contact: Joel Lightcap - (563) 583-5627, joellightcap.lmhc@yahoo.com
   
Mason City Area Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors and caregivers held 2nd Monday of the month
Location:  Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St SE, Mason City, Iowa
Time: 6:30p
Contact: Pat Teeter - (641) 425-9818, dpmteeter@q.com

Northwest Iowa TBI Support Group
Call for next group meeting time
Location:  United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Laurens, Iowa
Time: 6:00p
Contact: Rob Schramm, (515) 570-9816 or NWIowaTBIGroup@gmail.com

Quad Cities Area Support Group
A monthly support group held 2nd Monday of the month
Location:  Annunciata meeting room, Genesis West - 1401 West Central Park, Davenport, IA
Time: 7:15p
Contact: Jan Barker - (563) 340-0995, kbb32874@aol.com

Marshalltown Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month
Location: HyVee Dining Room, 802 South Center Street, Marshalltown, IA
Time: 2p-3p
Contact: Daryl Lorell - (641) 751-8334, dlorell.kelehan@gmail.com

Muscatine Brain Injury Support Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Location: Muscatine Community School District, 2900 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine, IA
Time: 7p-8:30p
Contact: Jeanne Johnson, 563-260-6230 or jajohnso52@yahoo.com

Northeast Iowa Area Survivor and Family Group
Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month
Location: Kimball Ridge Center, 2101 Kimball, Waterloo
Time: 6:30p
Contact: Steven Eilers - (319) 429-0689, stevenj.eilers@yahoo.com
**Will be holding a special event called Trivia Throw Down on February 22nd at 7pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (1301 Kimball Ave, Waterloo). Teams of 6-8 people (we will help you create a team if you don't have one already). Cost is $10/person with prizes available. Food and drink available for purchase. Please RSVP to neiabia@yahoo.org.

Harmony House Survivor and Family Brain Injury Support Group
Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month
Location: Harmony House Health Care Center - Conference Room on STEPS, 2950 W. Shaulis Road, Waterloo
Time: 1:00p
Contact: Alexis Byrne and Kathy Ford, 319-234-4495, abyrne@abcmcorp.com, or kford@abcmcorp.com
 
Sioux City Area Support Group
Call for next group meeting time
Location:  Opportunities Unlimited, 3439 Glenn Oaks Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa
Time: 6:00p
Contact: Brittany Cooper, 712-277-8295 or bcooper@opportunitiesunlimited.com

Online Facebook Support Group
An online space, created by the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, that provides a forum for survivors of brain injury and their loved ones provide support to one another!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BIASurvivorAndFamily/
Contact: Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa - (855) 444-6443, info@biaia.org


2017 Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa Events

2017 Stroke Support Group Activities

Iowa City Stroke Support Group
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Location: Mercy Stroke Club, 500 E Market St., Iowa City 1st floor conference room
Contact: Mary McCarthy - 1-800-358-276
 
Quad Cities Stroke Support Group
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Genesis Plaza, 2535 Maplecrest Rd, Bettendorf, Iowa
Contact: Alicia Owens - 563-421-3460, owensa@genesishealth.com

West Burlington Stroke Support Group
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7:00-11:00 AM
Location: Blackhawk Room (lower level) - Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa
Contact: Snake Alley Rehabilitation, 319-768-4200
Click HERE for more information
 
Cedar Rapids Stamp Out Stroke Support Group
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Mercy Medical Center, Katz Cardiovascular Conference Room, 1st Floor
Contact:  Nick Foster - nfoster@mercycare.org

Cedar Rapids Unity Point Stroke Support Group At Home Exercise and Health Eats
Please check with local contact
Location: UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital, 6th Floor Rehab Gym
Contact: RSVP to Cathy.Wiseman@unitypoint.org or 319-369-8877
 
Waterloo Continued Life After Surviving Stroke (CLASS)
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Unity Point/Allen Hospital, Prairie Parkway Meeting Room 1, 5100 Prairie Park Way, Cedar Falls
Contact: Jodi Boyd, 319-235-3424 to register
Presenter: The Reverend Joan Farstad
Topic: Reverend Farstad will present "Untie Us and Let Us Go Free!"

Waterloo Stroke Information Network
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Rehabilitation Unit at Covenant Medical Center, 3421 W 9th St., Waterloo, IA
Contact: Julie Grosser, 319-272-7921

Des Moines Stroke Club at UnityPoint Health
**February 2018 meeting has been cancelled due to weather

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Click HERE for more information
Location: UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Stroke Club, New Hope Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA
Contact: Sue, 515-241-8139
Click HERE to read their most recent newsletter

Ames Stroke Support Group
Group meets 3rd Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 PM
Location: Mary Greeley Medical Center, Conference Room C
Contact: Sharon Ellrich, 515-956-2774

Online Stroke Support Group
For those of you looking for an online support group, here is a website for you: http://www.strokenetwork.org/
It is a very active group. You have to join like a listserv and you post a question or issue and the group will email you back suggestions. Everyone in the group has survived a stroke and has great ideas that they are willing to share.


 

Other Support Groups

Modalities Aphasia Support Group (MAGIC)
Wendall Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic   |   Iowa City, Iowa
See FLYER for dates and times

Aphasia Reading Clb (ARC)
Wendall Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic   |   Iowa City, Iowa
See FLYER for dates and times

Des Moines Aphasia Group
Group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Location: Mercy Riverside, 501 SW 7th St, Suite Q, Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact: Sue Fagg, Speech Language Pathologist for Mercy Medical Center, 515-643-9818

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