Patient support group

Patient Support

Our Patient Support Group can help you on your road to recovery

Stroke is a preventable disease and studies indicate that 80% of strokes can be prevented. Identifying the risk factors that contribute to stroke can help reduce the likelihood of having a stroke.

Incorporating changes in lifestyle substantially reduce the risk of stroke.

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in salt
  • Lose weight and maintain it if necessary
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • See your doctor regularly

Support meetings  |  2-3pm

Join us as we help stroke survivors, their families and close friends cope with the aftermath of a stroke. This group provides information on stroke recovery, resources and a forum to learn new coping skills and is facilitated by stroke survivor Dana Rivera. Guest speakers include physician specialists, nutrition experts and the rehab team at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

For more Stroke Support Group information, contact Dana Rivera at 310-428-4822.

General information: 310-582-7383 | stroke.center@providence.org

Pacific Stroke & Neurovascular Center
Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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hfinders Classes at the Santa Monica College (SMC) Emeritus Program is for individuals who have had an acquired brain injury (ABI) and completed a rehabilitative course of therapy. These ongoing classes promote effective coping for common life changes following ABI, as well as a sense of community through peer support.

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