Patient support group

Patient Support

Our Stroke 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

We offer free education and support for patients and family caregivers. Our groups are intended to provide information and be a safe space for stroke survivors and caregivers to share freely and benefit from others and their experiences. All meetings are held virtually using Zoom.

Please see the details about our patient and caregiver support groups below.

Stroke Patient Support Group

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.

Virtual Meetings are held on Zoom.

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

General information: 310-829-8051stroke.center@providence.org

Pacific Stroke & Neurovascular Center
Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Conference Room: Paula Kent Meehan

Free valet parking


Stroke Caregiver Support Group

Join us as we help the caregivers of stroke survivors cope with life and life’s many difficult changes after stroke.

This group is intended to be a safe space for caregivers to share freely and benefit from the experiences of others and is facilitated by stroke survivor Dana Rivera. Guest speakers include physician specialists, community members, and other stroke specialists at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.

Virtual Meetings are held on Zoom.

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

General information: 310-829-8051stroke.center@providence.org

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

Conference Room: CSS3

Free valet parking

Pathfinders 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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