2022 Brain Injury Support Group Activities


Our Online Support Groups below are every Thursday. Please click the date below that you wish to register for.  

 Thursday, June 16, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022


NEW! Facebook Live Events-Facebook Caregiver Support Group page HERE

Facebook Live event coming soon!

(This is a private Facebook group so you must first join (HERE ) to attend/view)


South Central Iowa Area Support Group (NEW)

South Central Iowa Area Support Group Facebook Page


Iowa City Support Group


Central Iowa Area Support Group


"Navigating Together" Cedar Rapids Support Group 

 

 This group will meet on the 1st floor in the big fellowship room adjacent to the kitchen

 


Muscatine Support Group


 Northeast Iowa Area Survivor and Family Group 


  Dubuque Area Support Group 

A monthly support group for survivors and/or caregivers held the 2nd Thursday of the month

 RETURNING in July!

 Location:  arrangements being made soon! Check back SOON!

 Contact Tammy Gehling  [email protected]


   Mason City Area Support Group  

 A monthly support group for survivors and/or caregivers held the 2nd Monday of the month

 Location:  Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, 1000 4th St SW, Mason City, Iowa (Park at Forest Park Clinic West parking lot. Use hospital west entrance and that lobby's single elevator. Follow signs.) -

 Time:  CURRENTLY NOT MEETING

 Contact: Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa 855-444-6443 

**In search of a facilitator, email us if you are interested at [email protected] 
 Quad Cities Area Support Group

 In Person Meetings COMING SOON!

 Location: Per Mar Center (HDC) 1910 E Kimberly Rd. Suite #300, Davenport, IA 

 Time: 4:30p

 Contact: Dianna (563)344-8688 


 Marshalltown Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group

 A monthly support group held the 1st Wednesday of the month

 Location: Glenwood Place - Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2907 S. 6th St., Marshalltown, IA 50158

Time: 2p-3p - CURRENTLY NOT MEETING

Contact : The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa 855-444-6443


 
BIAIA Facebook Brain Injury Support Groups
Facebook - BIAIA Persons Affected by Brain Injury Community!
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, [email protected]
Facebook - Connecting Together Facebook Support Group
An online space, created by the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, that provides a forum for 
parents of children with brain injury to provide support to one another!
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/218527012398968/
Contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa - 855-444-6443  [email protected]
Facebook - Iowa Brain Injury Caregivers Support Group (Private)
The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa’s Iowa Brain Injury Caregivers Support Group is a private, welcoming, supportive place for brain injury caregivers - spouses, significant others, parents, siblings, friends, etc. - to come together to receive helpful information and resources, as well as to connect and receive peer support and encouragement from individuals with shared, unique experiences.
Contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa - 855-444-6443 or [email protected]
Facebook - Iowa Brain Injury Caregivers Support Group (Public)

A place for brain injury caregivers, as well as individuals who support caregivers (e.g., survivors, friends, family, professionals), to come together to receive helpful information and resources.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/IABrainInjuryCaregivers
Contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa - 855-444-6443  [email protected]


 Iowa Stroke Support Groups

** CALL first to see if these groups are meeting**
 

Cedar Rapids Stamp Out Stroke Support Group
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Mercy Medical Center, Katz Cardiovascular Conference Room, 1st Floor
Contact:  Jennifer Austin, RN, 319-440-0312- [email protected]


Dubuque Stroke Support Group
Meets the last Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Contact: 563-557-2795
not currenlty meeting
 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am
currently meeting via zoom
email 
[email protected] for links or information
Waterloo Continued Life After Surviving Stroke (CLASS)
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Unity Point/Allen Hospital 5100 Prairie Park Way, Cedar Falls
Contact: Amy Davison at (319) 235-3424 to register
Waterloo Stroke Information Network
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00 PM, except December.
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
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Click HERE for more information
This group does NOT meet October, November, December, and January
Location: Unity Point 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
not currenlty meeting
Ankeny Stroke Support Group at On With Life
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month 5:30-7:00PM
Location: On With Life's Wellness Gym, 715 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
Contact: On With Life at [email protected]
Click HERE for more information
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.
 Virtual Epilepsy Empowerment Group Des Moines
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
Register in advance on this link.
Virtual Epilepsy Empowerment Group Cedar Rapids
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
Register in advance on this link.
Virtual Epilepsy Empowerment Group Iowa City
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 11 AM - 12 PM
Register in advance on this link.
Wendall Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic   |   Iowa City, Iowa
Aphasia Reading Club (ARC)
Wendall Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic   |   Iowa City, Iowa
Des Moines Aphasia Group
Group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month @ 1:00PM
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
Aphasia Group
Location: On With Life, 715 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
Contact: On With Life's Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program at 515-289-9696
The development of this project was supported through the Brain Injury Services Program (BISP) of Iowa, through contract 5882BI06 with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of IDPH