RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A free support group for stroke survivors, their caregivers and loved ones is offered monthly at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month in The Valley Hospital Board Room (first floor, near Kurth Cottage) from 5:30-7 p.m.
The support group offers a place everyone affected can discuss life issues after stroke and learn from each other how to move forward with new abilities.
The group is coordinated by a licensed medical social worker and provides:
- A comfortable place to share challenges, triumphs and personal experiences.
- Educational lectures from guest speakers, including neurologists, registered dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, and other members of The Valley Hospital medical staff.
- Social gatherings
- Holiday parties
- A forum to share hints and tips for living a quality life after stroke.
New members are always welcome. Meetings are free, but people are asked to register for a monthly invitation and newsletter by calling 201-447-8000, ext. 2263.