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

Patient Support

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.

Lifestyle Modification


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

Patient Support Group Meetings

Free meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month

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.

Support meetings  |  2-3pm

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

Free valet parking

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

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


Post-Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Classes

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.

Find out about the free classes held at Santa Monica College Emeritus Campus.