2018 Brain Injury Support Group Activities

Event Calendar

 
Central Area Support Group
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 [email protected]
Central Area Support Group Facebook Page
 
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 [email protected]
*For transportation, please call Greg Thompson at (319) 351-5579 or [email protected]
*The 2018 summer picnic will be held Sunday, September 16th, from 2 to 6pm at the ST Morrison pavilion in Coralville, Iowa. Please contact the group for additional details.

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 [email protected]
*For transportation, please call Greg Thompson at (319) 351-5579 or [email protected]

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 - [email protected], (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)
Click HERE for the latest East Central Area Chapter Newsletter
   
Mason City Area Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors and caregivers held 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: 6:30p
Contact: Pat Teeter - (641) 425-9818, [email protected]

Dubuque Area Support Group
A monthly support group for survivors and caregivers held on 2nd Thursday of the month
Location:  Mercy Hospital - Room 1B, 250 Mercy Dr., Dubuque, IA
Time: 7:00p
Contact: Joel Lightcap, (563) 581-8453 or [email protected]
**Currently looking for a group facilitator. Please contact BIAIA at (855) 444-6443 or [email protected] for more information.

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]

Marshalltown Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month
Location: Glenwood Place - Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2907 S. 6th St., Marshalltown, IA 50158
Time: 2p-3p
Contact: Daryl Lorell - (641) 751-8334, [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]
Northeast Iowa Area Survivor and Family Group Facebook Page

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, [email protected], or [email protected]
 
Council Bluffs Support Group
**Hosted by BIA of Nebraska**
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am
Location: Please contact for location
Time: 10:00a
Contact: Chris Stewart, 402-890-7126 or [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]


2017 Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa Events

2018 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, [email protected]

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 - [email protected]
UnityPoint Health Stroke Retreat

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 [email protected] 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 (First Floor), 5100 Prairie Park Way, Cedar Falls
Contact: Amy Davison at (319) 235-3424 to register
Presenter: Pharmacy Resident, UnityPoint Health
Topic: "Medication and Stroke": Listen to a pharmacy resident discuss medications after stroke. Please bring questions!

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
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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