Neurosciences

Stroke Survivorship and Support

Life After Stroke/Survivorship

Stroke affects everyone differently. Stroke survivors have changes in their physical, mental and emotional abilities. Many stroke survivors continue to improve for a long time, sometimes many years. Rehabilitation is about getting your life back – living independently, returning to your family, friends, community and work. With proper care and rehabilitation, there is life after stroke.

Occupational and Physical Therapy Stroke Rehabilitation at UTMB:

  • Occupational therapy works to maximize the individual’s functional performance in activities of daily living so that he/she can reach the highest level of participation.
  • Physical therapy works to help the individual to return to his/her activities at home, work and community. Physical Therapists focus on movement, pain management, and ways to prevent problems that may occur after stroke.

Stroke Support Group

The UTMB Health Stroke Support Group provides stroke survivors and their caretakers the opportunity to participate in monthly meetings where a variety of activities occur and topics are discussed such as coping skills, nutrition, care giver support and more. Meetings are led by UTMB clinicians and staff from Nursing, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy.

The group meets the fourth Wednesday of every other month in Galveston from 3:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group in partnership with OLLI offers a variety of topics both for discussion and participation for stroke survivors and their caretakers. Some of the topics and activities have included:

  • Coping skills
  • Nutrition
  • Open dialogue with a care provider
  • Panel discussion with Allied Health Professionals
  • Thanksgiving Social
  • Community Outing to Moody Gardens

Representative from Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, as well as a representative from Nursing are just a few that may be present to support group members. We look forward to meeting you and can hopefully shed some light on a complex and often life changing event.

Meetings are hosted the 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., every-other month via Zoom

Current members will receive a Zoom invitation. If you are not a current member and want more information about this valuable group call OLLI at (409) 763-5604 or send an email inquiry to olli@utmb.edu. In person meetings will resume when possible. 

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Stroke Support Group
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Zoom Meeting
olli@utmb.edu or (409) 763-6504
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