The following support groups provide a unique opportunity for you to interact and form personal connections with people facing similar challenges. Not only can our patients be inspired by others, but they themselves are in a position to be inspiring.
Please call ahead to ensure the group is meeting the day you plan to attend.
Brooks Rehabilitation Support Group (for those living with a Disability and their family and friends). Everyone is welcome to come to share and provide support.
Scheduled meetings: last Thursday of each month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: (904) 345-7314
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Lou Gehrig’s Disease Support Group
Scheduled Meetings: first Saturday of each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Vincent’s Hospital Southside-Auditorium C (first floor), 4201 Belfort Rd. (at Intersection of J. Turner Butler Blvd.), Jacksonville, FL 32216
Contact: Judie Benwick, MSH, MPH, Care Coordinator, The ALS Association, Florida Chapter (Toll-free) (888) 257-1717, ext. 112 or (Jacksonville) (904) 688-0886
Inpatient Brain Injury Group (Understanding Brain Injury)
Scheduled Meetings: Monday-Friday, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, 2nd floor day room (2104)
Contact: Therapy Manager (904) 858-7789
Call: (904) 407-7400
Check out the upcoming ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ conferences!
Has your loved one been diagnosed with dementia?
Free confidential service for St. Johns County residents and families to help assess your needs and provide access to services
firstname.lastname@example.org (904) 209-3674
Free six week training program for caregivers
St. Johns County COA Coastal Community Center
180 Marine St., St. Augustine
Call: Paulette Kozlowski RN, (904) 209-3674 for more info or to register
Alzheimer’s and related dementia education series and caregiver support group
Scheduled Meetings: first Thursday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mayo Clinic Florida, Cannaday Building, Kinne Auditorium, room 1107
4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL
Call: (904) 953-6523 or email MCJMemoryDC@mayo.edu
Scheduled Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Council on Aging RIVER HOUSE, 179 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
Call: Paulette Kozlowski RN, (904) 209-3674
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group
Scheduled Meetings: every other month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Shands Towers, 580 W. 8th St., Jacksonville, FL 32209
Call: (904) 244-9719 for more information
Parkinson’s Disease and Related Diseases Education Series Support Group
Scheduled Meetings: first Wednesday of each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Mayo Clinic Florida, room 1107 in the Cannaday Building
4500 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville, FL
Call: (904) 953-6523 to confirm or for more information
Inpatient Stroke Sessions (Stroke/Cardiac Education)
Group Scheduled Meetings: Monday-Friday, 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, room 3421
Contact: Rhonda Felice, Stroke Program Manager (904) 345-7689
Brain Aneurysm & AVM Support Group
Scheduled Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: WJCT News Station; 100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Contact: Charu Raheja email@example.com
Reading For Life Book Club
Review books, short stories, or articles. Study guides provided before each month. Books announced 1-2 months in advance. Support provided for those with reading impairments along with adapted techniques such as books on tape and movies.
Scheduled Meetings: third Thursday of each month, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Neuro Recovery Center at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: (904) 345-6812
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Scheduled Meetings: every 3rd Thursday of each Month, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Healthcare Plaza 3901 University Blvd. S., Jacksonville, FL 32216 (conference room)
Contact: Anita Davis (904) 345-7259 or Anita.Davis@brooksrehab.org