Recovering from a stroke can be a challenging time for stroke survivors as they relearn how to care for themselves, overcome mobility issues or change how they communicate. Caregivers can help by encouraging their loved one to be as independent as possible,
helping them make their own decisions and promoting participation in leisure activities. To help both stroke survivors and their caregivers navigate these new challenges, Tenet Health Central Coast offers a monthly Stroke Support Group at Sierra Vista
Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital. The groups are free and open to anyone in the community who may have questions about life after stroke or who is looking to meet others who may share similar feelings or experiences as either
a stroke survivor or caregiver.
Sierra Vista Hope for Stroke Support Group
A group of stroke survivors, caregivers, friends and health care professionals who meet once a month to share stories and support one another. Their goal is to provide information that is useful and relevant. Meets on the third Monday of each month at
1 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Auditorium. Contact the stroke coordinator at (805) 546-7734.
Twin Cities North County Stroke Support Group
For Stroke Survivors and Caregivers. Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Morgan Conference Room at Twin Cities Community Hospital from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Contact the stroke coordinator at (805) 434-4565.
Strokes for Stroke: Art Therapy & Painting Class for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers
Strokes for Stroke encourages rehabilitation through art. The program is designed for all levels of stroke recovery and no previous art experience is required. Special focus is given on techniques that help stimulate brain function and improve hand-eye
Classes are held quarterly at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and are free to attend. RSVP is requested. For more information, contact the stroke coordinator at (805) 546-7734.