A stroke can damage a person’s ability to perform many day-to-day functions, which can lead to social isolation, according to Carrie Garcia, MS, speech language pathologist with the Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine Department at Upstate Medical University. Partnering with a nearby hospital, she helped create a stroke support group that provides patients, loved ones and caregivers with a way to find information and emotional support as well as to socialize and express themselves.
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Speech language pathologist Jenna Gardner and oncology nurse Ann Ray discuss different types of cancers that arise in the head or neck region (nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary glands, throat, or larynx), and how the disease and treatments can affect the patient. They talk about the new head and neck cancer support group they run, what the group is designed to accomplish and why they decided to start one. Patient support groups at Upstate. For more information, call (315) 464-5819 or (315) 464-5262
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The Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth sponsors two groups that meet monthly to provide education and support to patients and families dealing with this disease: On the first Monday of each month, 12:30 – 2 pm, at The Hearth at Greenpoint, 150 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool; and on the second Tuesday of each month, 6 – 7:30 pm, at The Villas of Summerfield, 100 Summerfield Village Lane, Onondaga Hill off Velasko Road. For information, call 315-435-2362 x140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kristin Schofield, director of Volunteer Services at Upstate University Hospital at Community General, shares her personal experience with Lyme disease, and explains her motivation to begin a local support group.