Many larger Nebraska communities have support groups for stroke survivors. To help you find one nearby, we have compiled a list of groups, organized geographically. Download the PDF.
If you need a wider search, the National Stroke Association has a national database of support groups. You can also register your support group with them or start a new one.
How to Develop a Support Group
Our outreach coordinator Marcia Matthies has written a short guide on how to start a support group. Download the PDF.
Our association provides educational programs for groups of all sizes that show participants how to reduce their own risk of stroke, teach them to recognize the warning signs of stroke in others, and help them understand what to do when they see those warning signs. Programs also provide information on how to increase the quality of life for stroke survivors and their families. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented, and this information can be lifesaving. We also provide speakers for nursing home and therapy staff education. Contact us for more information.
We have developed an educational program for grade school students that debuted at Seward Elementary to fifth-graders. The program so far has reached 325 students and teachers, and we would like to expand it to other schools. If you are interested in having the educational program in your classroom, contact us.
We have started a Facebook group for stroke survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. It is a place where you can find answers to questions, get support, and be able to connect with other stroke survivors.
Our volunteers help us achieve our mission by staffing our fundraising events, doing clerical work at our office, and speaking on stroke awareness and prevention. Equally importantly, they help stroke survivors and caregivers directly through activities like helping caregivers find the right information they need to take better care of their loved ones. Contact us to learn more.