Patient and Family Support
A stroke can be devastating — for you and for your family. It’s important to know that things can get better. And that you are not alone.
At Virginia Mason, your goals are important to us — whether it is returning to golfing or to playing the guitar. Stroke treatment and rehabilitation are tailored to help you meet your goals. It’s all about returning you to what gives you meaning in life, and reconnecting you with your future.
Social and emotion support are vital as well. Virginia Mason offers a free stroke support group every month for stroke survivors, their families and caregivers.
The sessions are held in a relaxed, caring environment. The stroke professionals who lead the group understand the stroke recovery journey. You will be able to share your story, ask questions, and hear how others are managing challenges.
Virginia Mason Stroke Support Group
Second Wednesday of each month
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Horizon House, 900 University Street
Sky Room Lounge, 19th Floor
The support group is free, and registration is not required. Light refreshments are available, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch! For more information, please call (206) 341-0199. Learn more about this support group.
During our group time, we have a variety of speakers, such as physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, physicians and authors. We offer tips and tools for managing daily activities. Topics have included acupuncture, yoga, relaxation, humor, transportation and returning to driving.
We also partner with Outdoors for All, which organizes energetic volunteers who are trained in adaptive equipment and help stroke survivors golf, kayak, bicycle, snowshoe — and much more.