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Allentown
Altoona
Butler

Clarion
Danville
Doylestown
East Stroudsburg

Elkins Park
Erie
Greensburg

Hershey

Huntingdon
Indiana

Johnstown
Lancaster
Langhorne

Malvern
Mechanicsburg
Monroeville
Norristown

Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Pleasant Gap

Pottsville
Quakertown
Reading 
Sayre
Sewickley
Somerset
Towanda
Tyrone
Wilkes-Barre
Williamsport
Wyomissing
York



Allentown  (Lehigh County)

Name: Good Shepherd Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Health and Technology Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Address: 850 South 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18103-3296
Contacts: Bonnie Kuhns:  610-776-3393
Website: http://www.biplv.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 PM
Format: Group discussion, guest speakers, social and emotional
support, social events, agenda determined by the participants.

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Allentown (Lehigh County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group for Teens
Location: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Pediatric Unit Therapy Gym
Address: 2855 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA
Contacts: Sarah Barnabas:  610-807-4239
sbarnabas@gsrh.org
Julianne Hirst: 610-807-4241
Meeting Day: 4 times a year
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Format: Group for teens age 13-18.Client driven monthly gathering to do activities chosen by the members. Please call Sarah or Julianne for dates and times.

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Allentown (Lehigh County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location:  Lehigh Valley Hospital, Educational Conference Center
Room 5
Address: I-78 and Cedar Crest Boulevard
Contacts: Monet Thorne:  484-735-1660
Monet.Thorne@lvhn.org
Registration requested, but not required:  610-402-CARE
Meeting Day: First Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Format: Open discussion, opportunity to connect and share information, stories and challenges; occasional speakers.  Survivors, families and friends of brain injury encouraged to attend.

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Altoona (Blair County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
Address: 2005 Valley View Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602
Contacts: Brenda Williams:  814-944-3535
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Format: Varies, speakers on occasion, topics on occasion; agenda determined month by month.

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Altoona  (Blair County)

Name: Altoona Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Center for Independent Living
Multipurpose Roome
Address: 2900 Beale Avenue, Suite 118, Altoona, PA  16601
Contacts: George Palmer: 814-949-1905
gapaleriii.cilscpa@gmail.com
Meeting Day: Every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon
Meeting Time: 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Format: BYOF - Bring your own food.

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Butler (Butler County)

Name: Mind Matters: The Butler TBI Support Group
Location: Butler Memorial Hospital, Dimmick Room
Address: 911 E. Brady Street,  Butler, PA 16001
Contacts:  Dottie Ardell:  724-283-6666 
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Format:  Discussions on topics generated by the group.

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Clarion  (Clarion County)

Name: TBI Tuesdays
Location: Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic
Address: Keeling Health Center, Clarion Main Campus
Contact: Mary Pat McCarthy:  814-393-2326 
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Format: Informal, group discussion, guest speakers, social events,
agenda determined by participants.

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Danville  (Montour County)

Name: Geisinger HealthSouth Head Strong Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Geisinger HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
Address: 2 Rehab Lane, Danville, PA 17821
Contacts: Tonya Whitmire:  (570) 271-6110 ext. 59138
Amy Monroe ext. 51428
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month (except January and February)
Meeting Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Format: Topical discussions, speakers, 3 social events per year

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Doylestown  (Bucks County)

Name: BCIU#22 Parent Support Group
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22  Please call to verify location as group sometimes holds activities that are not at the usual meeting place
Address: 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen:  1-800-700-4822  ext.2085,
skrusen@bujcksiu.org
Marguerite Vasconcellos:  1-800-770-4822  ext 1679
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month during the school year
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Format: Determined month by month, speakers arranged on topics generated by group.

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 Doylestown  (Bucks County)

Name: BCIU#22 Teen Support Group
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22; Please call to verify location as group sometimes holds activities that are not at the usual meeting place
Address: 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen:  1-800-700-4822  ext.2085
skrusen@bucksiu.org
Marguerite Vasconcellos:  1-800-770-4822  ext 1679
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month during the school year
Meeting Time: This group meets 3-4 times a year, please email Sarah Krusen for dates and times.
Format: This group is for adolescents with brain injury, ages 13-21.  The focus of this group is to provide an activities based group where adolescents can meet and support each other.  It is also open to parents to meet with each other and gain information and resources on brain injury.

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Doylestown (Bucks County)

Name: BCIU#22 Pre-School/Early Elementary Playgroup
Location: Various
Address: Various
Contacts: Sarah Krusen:  1-800-700-4822 ext.2085
skrusen@bucksiu.org
Marguerite Vasconcellos:  1-800-770-4822 ext 1679
Meeting Day: This group meets 3-4x/year. Please email Sarah Krusen for dates and times.
Meeting Time: Weekend/Evening
Format: Playgroup for children with brain injuries and their siblings with structured activities.  Parents are also supported with group discussion and free resources.

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East Stroudsburg  (Monroe County)

Name:
Good Shepherd Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Pocono Medical Center - Stroud Conference Room
Address: 206 East Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA
Contact: Bonnie Kuhns: 610-776-3393
Website: www.biplv.com
Meeting Day: 4th Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 PM
Format: Group discussion, guest speakers, social and emotional support, social events, agenda determined by the participants.

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Elkins Park (Montgomery County)

Name:
Brain Injury Empowerment Group
Location: Moss Rehab Elkins Park Campus, Drucker Brain Injury Center
Address: 60 East Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Contacts: Bernadette Runyan: 215-663-6757; 
Debbie Eisen:  215-663-6857
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Format: Topical discussions, speakers, 2 social events per year.

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Erie  (Erie County) 

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Erie
Location: Glenwood United Methodist Church
Address: 2931 Myrtle Street, Erie, PA
Contact: Nanette Crawford: 814-868-3424
Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Format:  Social, discussions, caregiver support, occasional speakers.

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Hershey (Dauphin County)

Name: Hershey Brain Injury Support Group
Location:  Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 1135 West Chocolate Ave, Hummelstown, PA 17033
Contacts:  Melissa Carmen:  717-361-2854, sunshineblu18@aol.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Format: Personal experiences & deep conversations, annual social events, professional speakers, Relax atmosphere all brain injury survivors/families welcome!

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Huntingdon (Huntingdon County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Huntingdon (BIG-H)
Location: J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center (across the large parking lot from the main hospital)
Address:  860 Bryan Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Contacts:  George Palmer:  814-949-1905, gapalmeriii.cilscpa@gmail.com
Meeting Day:  4th Tuesday of the month. 
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Format:  Informational focus with speakers at some meetings, open discussions, social and emotional support.  Facilitators suggest that those planning to attend send emails to them so that they can contact you if needed.

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Indiana  (Indiana County)

Name: IRMC Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Indiana Regional Medical Center PDR (near the cafe)
Address: 835 Hospital Rd. Indiana, PA 15701
Contacts: Julia Santello:  jsantello@indianarmc.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Format: Social

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Johnstown  (Cambria County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group,
Location: Connemaugh East Hills, Community Room
Address: 1450 Scalp Drive
Contact: Lisa Pasierb:  814-269-5248
Meeting Day: Last Thursday of each month (except November and December)
Meeting Time:  3:00 - 4:30 PM
Format:  Informal, group discussions, topics, occasional outside speakers.

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.Lancaster (Lancaster County)

Name: Lancaster Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Acadia, Suite 201
Address: 1817 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601 (call for directions if needed)
Contact: Kathleen Meade:  717-394-3466 
Meeting Day: 1st Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:15 PM

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Lancaster  (Lancaster County)

Name: Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital, therapy gym
Address: 675 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601
Contact: Ashley Sherk:  717-406-3056
asherk@lancaster-rehab.com              
Guy Burkholder: GuySBurkholder@gmail.com
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Format: Discussions on topics generated by group and vary month to month; all Brain Injury survivors/caregivers welcome!

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Langhorne  (Bucks County)

Name: Heads On Straight for TBI Survivors& Families Support Group
Location: Saint Mary Rehabilitation Center
Address: 1208 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047
Contact: Anne Sears, Mike Hrbowski:  215-741-4196
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM 
Format: Open Discussion, speakers a few times per year.

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Malvern (Chester County) 

Name: Survivors Group and Family Members Group
(2 separate groups meet at the same time)
Location: Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation
Address: 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Contact:  Cynthia Simonds: 484-596-5430
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Format: 6 meetings with topic focused discussions; 4 meetings with speakers; 2 social events.

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Mechanicsburg (Cumberland County)

Name: West Shore Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Mechanicsburg
Address: 175 Lancaster Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contact:  Pat Kautz:  717-580-6129, patkautz3@gmail.com
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Format: Informal, open discussions, social and emotional support, guest speakers.

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Mechanicsburg  (Cumberland County)

Name: Neuro Support Group (primarily stroke support)
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Mechanicsburg, Conference Rooms A,B,&C
Address: 175 Lancaster Boulevard, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Contacts: Doreen Kelble:  717-691-3700
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Format: Educational, emotional support.

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Monroeville  (Allegheny County) 

Name: Monroeville Area TBI Peer Support Group
Location:  This group is not meeting currently, but calls are being taken
by Paul Damon
Contact: Paul Damon:  412-372-2888 

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Norristown  (Philadelphia County)

Name: Adult Survivors & Family Members Group
Location: Mercy Suburban Hospital (2nd Floor, Walkup Boardroom)
Address: 2701 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, PA  19401
Contacts:
Meeting Day: 4th Monday of every month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Format: 

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Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)

Name: Brain Injury Family Care Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation
Address: 1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennifer Salomon:  215-587-3411
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Format: This group is geared toward the needs of persons with
brain injury and family members.

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Philadelphia  (Philadelphia County)

Name: Stroke Family CARE (Connections, Assistance, Resources, Education)
Location: Magee Rehabilitation
Address: 1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennifer Salomon:  215-587-3411 
Meeting Day:  Third Wednesday of every month
Meeting Time: 6:00 PM
Format: Stroke patients, their families and loved ones can meet with specially trained stroke survivors and their families.  They offer needed information, resources, reassurance, and helpful practical tips.

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Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)

Name: Wendkos Stroke Club
Location: MageeRehabilitation
Address: 1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Contacts: Jennifer Salomon:  215-587-3411 
Meeting Day: First Tuesday of each month except August
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM
Format: This group of outpatients meets monthly to socialize, share information, and plan outings and events.

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Philadelphia  (Philadelphia County)

Name: Parents and Caregivers Support Group for Parents/Caregivers
of Children w/Brain Injury
Location: Children’s Seashore House, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
Room 438
Address: 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Maureen Sullivan:  215-590-7645 
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month (Group does not meet in July and August)
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Format: Determined month by month, speakers arranged on topics generated by group.

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Philadelphia  (Philadelphia County)

Name
Teen Brain Injury Support Group
Location:  Children’s Seashore House,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Address: 34th & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Gayle Chesley:  267-426-7388
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Teen groups meets separately from,
but at the same time as the Caregiver group.  Group does not meet in July and August.)
Format: This group is for adolescents, ages 13-22, who have brain
injuries. Meeting formats vary, with open discussions, speakers,
theme nights, and social events.

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Philadelphia  (Philadelphia County)

NameCenter City Adult Brain Injury Survivor Support Group
Location: Subway Restaurant, 2217 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Contact: Kate Morison:  215-456-9416, Weberkat@einstein.edu
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Format: This is a support group for adults (18+) living with brain injury.
The group emphasizes social support/social development.

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Philadelphia  (Philadelphia County)

Name: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS:  Coping with Changes After Brain Injury
Location: Good Shepherd Penn Partners, 1800 Lombard Street, Philadelphia
Contact: Kjisten Robin, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Kate Tuan, MS, OTR/L:  215-893-6425
Meeting Day: 1st Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Format: This is a support group specifically for caregivers and families of survivors of brain injury.  This provides a forum to share experiences, resources and strategies for coping during this challenging transition.

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Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) 

Name: Brain Tumor Support Group
Location: Cancer Caring Center (Bloomfield)
Address: 4117 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Contacts: www.cancercaring.org
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Pittsburgh  (Allegheny County)

Name: Moving Ahead Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: Guys Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Contacts: Tom Byrnes, MS Ed:  412-670-4861
movingahead.support@gmail.com
Susan Little, PT, MS:  412-828-1300 ext 7248
susan.little@healthsouth.com    

Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Format: Informational, speakers most months open forums other months,
2 social events per year. 

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Pittsburgh  (Allegheny County)

Name:
SHADYSIDE Brain Injury Support Group
Location: ReMed
Address: 5830 Ellsworth Ave, 2nd Floor , Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1778
Contacts: Monica Bielawski:  412-956-1694, monbeeski@aol.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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Pittsburgh (Allegheny County)

Name:
UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital TBI Support Group
Location: UPMC Mercy
Address: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Contacts: Lynne Marshall:  412-232-7820 
Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Format: open discussion

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Pittsburgh  (Allegheny County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Groups at the Children's Institute
Location: The Children's Institute: Squirrel Hill
Address: 1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Contacts: Christine O'Brien:  412-420-2536, cme@the-institute.org
Heather Ufberg:  412-420-2253
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month 
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Format: Two support groups will run simultaneously: one for adolescents/young adults (age 13-21) with brain injury, and one for parents/caregivers who have a child of any age with brain injury.

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Pleasant Gap/State College  (Centre County)

Name: Nittany Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 550 West College Avenue, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Contact: Sharon Poorman:  814-359-3421 ext 5659
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month (no meetings in January or February due to weather challenges)
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Format: Open discussion, occasional speakers, 2 social events per year.

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Pottsville (Schuylkill County)

Name: Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center
Address: 300 Schuylkill Medical Plaza, Pottsville, PA 17901
Contact: Erin Taronis, Schuylkill Rehab:  570-621-9500 
Meeting Day: 3rd Friday of each month
Meeting Time: 12:30 PM
Format: Topic focused discussions, occasional speakers, occasional social events.

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Quakertown (Bucks County)

Name: Brain Injury Family Support Group
Location: First United Church of Chris
Address: 4th and Park Avenues, Quakertown, PA 18951
Contacts: Ed Spess, Family Member:  215-933-2578; 
Dianne Beres, MSW, LSW: 215-538-3488
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Format: Social and emotion support for families and friends of survivors of brain trauma.  Meetings also include topic discussions, education opportunities and guest presentations.

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Reading (Berks County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Reading
Location: HealthSouthReading Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 1623 Morgantown Road, Reading, PA 19607
Employee Cafeteria
Contacts: Pamela Reeves:  610-374-0989
reeves6@comcast.net
Meeting Day: First Saturday of each month
Meeting Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Format: Open discussion; focus on social and emotional support.

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Sayre  (Bradford County)

Name: Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group
Location:
Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA
Address: One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840
Contact: Steven C. Hicks:  607-857-7650, twintierspcsg@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/TwinTiersSportsPostConcussionSupportGroup/
Meeting Day: A non-specific Sunday each month from September through May.  No meetings are held in June, July or August
Meeting Time: 2:00 PM (live web based simulcast also offered)
Format:  Each meeting offers a guest speaker or guest topic after which there is a discussion period.  The goal of the group is to provide individuals and/or their families that are dealing with concussions, especially sports related concussions, the opportunity to learn more about the injury and be able to talk about their injury in order to help with the healing process.  Also, to provide an outlet for these individuals and/or families that feel like nobody knows what they are going through or feel there is nobody out there to help them through the healing process.  I describe this feeling as the "Deserted Island Effect.".  The purpose of the support group is to help the individual and/or families off their "Deserted Island".

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 Sewickley  (Allegheny County)

Name: Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group
Location: HealthSouth of Sewickley
Address: 303 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
Contact: Michelle McCann:  412-749-2388
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Format: Topic focused discussions, occasional speakers, occasional social events.  Complimentary lunch provided.  Please call in advance for special dietary needs.

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Somerset  (Somerset County)

Name: Somerset Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Communication Action Partnership
Address: 535 East Main Street, Somerset, PA  15501
Contact: Jody Kris:  800-237-9009 or jodykris@gmail.com
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Format

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 Towanda  (Bradford County)

Name: Bradford County Brain Injury Support Group
Contact: Bethany Dodge:  570-265-1760
Meeting Day:  This group is not currently meeting.  Bonnie Williams is taking calls.

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Tyrone  (Blair County)

Name:  Brain Injury Support Group - Tyrone (BIG-T)
Location: Epworth Manner, 951 Washington Ave, Tyrone ;
July meeting is a picnic at Reservoir Park, Pavilion #1
Contact: Beth Thomas, MA:  814-684-0335 (leave a message) btphone@gmail.com
Please contact Beth if you would like to be on a mailing or call list to be informed of meetings and events.
Meeting Day:  This group plans to meet twice a year, with social events in between, dates to be determined.
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM (approximately)

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Wilkes-Barre  (Luzerne County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group at John Heinz
Location: The Board Room at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation
Address: 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Contacts: Donna Kopicki:  570-826-3888
Connie Myers:  570-826-3888

Meeting Day: Last Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Format: Open discussion, some speakers, plan developed by the group month by month

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Williamsport  (Lycoming County) 

Name: Head Injury and Stroke Survivors Support Group
Location: Williamsport Hospital
Address: 700 High Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Contacts: Mary Ann Belfy:  570-321-2656 
Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Format: Speakers often, followed by socialization

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Wyomissing  (Berks County)

Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Reading Post-Acute Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 2802 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA
Contacts: Heather Nissley: 494-388-2681; Heather.Nissley@readinghospital.org
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

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York  (York County) 

Name: Aim High Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of York
Address: 1850 Normandie Drive; York, PA 17408
Contact: Sarah Kurkowski:  Sarah.Kurowski@healthsouth.com
Carol Gibbons:  Carol.Gibbons@healthsouth.com
Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Format: Aim High is organized and led by HealthSouth staff therapists Sarah Kurkowski (OT), Emma Frawley (OT), Ashley Riehl(OT) and Carol Gibbons (PT).  Guest speakers, who bring various types of knowledge and awareness to our attendees, are frequently in attendance.  Speakers from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, the Tri-State Advocacy Project, as well as a neuropsychologist who has spoken to topics including adjustment strategies, as well as various cognitive abilities that may be impacted following brain injury or stroke have already attended the meetings.

At each meeting we take time to discuss monthly accomplishments, such as driving or returning to work, thus inspiring our friends who are in attendance at the meeting.  Hardships and advice on how to cope are also discussed.  The goal of the meeting is to provide an environment in which attendees feel comfortable sharing feelings, discussing important topics, and encouraging one another.  Twice a year a "break out" session is held in which caregivers/support persons and survivors separate and have the opportunity to openly discuss concerns, struggles and topics of interest.  There are many members of this group who have been loyal for years and new faces are always welcome to our group!


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York (York County) 

Name: INSPIRE
Location: Wellspan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, Apple Hill Medical Campus
Address: 55 Monument Drive, York PA 17403, Second Floor of Rehab Hospital
Contact: Haley Smith hsmith10@wellspan.org or Lauren Ruth lruth2@wellspan.org
Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30 PM
Format: Open discussion, special topics, speakers, activities. Survivors, families, and friends of brain injury and stroke encouraged to attend.

 




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