Stroke Support Group flyer
(O’FALLON, IL) – To serve patients and the community, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital offers free stroke support groups for stroke survivors and their families.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the St. Francis Conference Room, which is located adjacent to the hospital lobby, at 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon, IL.
The upcoming session's topic is “how to manage the stress and grief of stroke” and will be presented by Bethany Borrenpohl, LCSW, owner and practioner of Live Well Counseling Services, LLC.
“HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Stroke Support Group is excited to cover this important topic with our group members and the community,” shared Christy Koenigstein, CTRS, group facilitator and recreational therapist at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “Having a stroke affects so many areas of our lives whether you are a stroke survivor or caregiver. Anger, frustration, anxiety, sadness, fear are only some feelings survivors and caretakers may experience as they move through the stages of grief. This meeting will help all attending to learn to manage these feelings and continue to move forward to find joy in life again.”
The overall goal of the group is to foster a better understanding of stroke recovery, rehabilitation and prevention of recurrent strokes while providing a way for stroke survivors to meet others with similar challenges. Caregivers and family members of stroke patients are also offered an open atmosphere for sharing and for supporting each other.
In addition, a closed Facebook Group titled “Stroke & Recovery Support Group at HSHS St. Elizabeth's” is also available for those affected by stroke and their caregivers. Anyone interested in joining the Facebook group, is encouraged to log into your Facebook account and search “Stroke & Recovery Support Group at HSHS St. Elizabeth's.” Then click on the group and request to join.
For additional questions or for more information about meetings, call Christy at 618-234-2120, ext. 52004 or Angela at 618-234-2120, ext. 11277. Additional meeting dates in 2019 include: June 5, August 7, October 2, and December 4.