Recovering from a brain injury or coping with a neurological disorder can be tough. We offer a wide variety of support groups for survivors, family members, friends and caregivers to connect with people who understand what they are going through and receive practical and useful solutions to the everyday issues they may be facing.
The following list of support groups includes a few community resources you may find helpful in addition to those we provide.
Support Groups by Us
Brain Injury Support Group
The Tallahassee Memorial NeuroScience Center offers The Big Bend Brain Injury Support Group for survivors of brain injury, their families and professionals in related fields. The meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room A (in the Cafeteria) of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 850-431-5766.
Caregivers Support Group
The Caregivers Support Group meets the second Friday of each month at noon at the Broadviw Assisted Living Community, 2110 Fleischmann Road. A light lunch is provided and respite care is available on-site with advanced notice. Transportation to the group can also be provided, if needed. For more information, call 850-431-2978.
Parkinson’s Support Group
The People with Parkinson’s (PWP) Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on the corner of Meridian Road and Tharpe Street. For further information, call the Tallahassee Memorial Parkinson’s Center at 850-431-5002.
Stroke Support Group
The Stroke Support Group is for stroke survivors and their families. The meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at HarborChase Senior Living Community, 100 John Knox Road. A light lunch is provided. For more information, call 850-431-5002.
Community Support Groups
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Project offers several family support groups. Respite care is available for all groups. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Project at 850-386-2778.
Tallahassee Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group
The Tallahassee MS Support Group is sponsored by the National MS Society and serves as a resource for adults with MS and their caregivers. The group meets the second Saturday of each month (except August) at 2 p.m. at the Lafayette Park Center (501 Ingleside Ave., Tallahassee 32303). For more information, contact Joanne Tanenbaum at 850-385-5956.