Share experiences and strengths through stroke support groups

Stroke changes lives and recovery takes time.

UofL Health – Comprehensive Stroke Program is dedicated to providing education, support and encouragement to people who have had a stroke and their family members through stroke support groups. These support groups are welcome to anyone affected by stroke and allow attendees to learn how others are coping.

“When attendees of our support groups share experiences and strengths, they often feel empowered while helping others feel like they are not alone while facing their challenges,” said Carrie Crockett, MSSW, CSW who leads support groups for UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center.  “Often, it is through sharing that participants can give hope to each other,” said Cassy Couey, stroke coordinator at UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

Our comprehensive stroke program is especially proud to be a part of The Friendly Folks Stroke Support Group based at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. This support group recently celebrated their 35th anniversary and is the longest running stroke support group in Kentucky. Support groups are also offered across the city in Louisville and in Campbellsville and Jasper, Ind. “Our support groups in Campbellsville and Jasper have allowed us to continue helping stroke patients that have been referred to us. I have been told many times by participants how appreciative they are that we have been able to be there for them close to home as they adjust to life after their stroke,” said Crockett.

The support groups are held once a month. During COVID-19 restrictions many of our groups are being held virtually but as entities are opened and more gatherings are allowed, our support groups will meet in person.

Support groups are held monthly in:

Louisville at:

  • UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, The Friendly Folks Support Group: call 502-361-6585 for details and to RSVP or visit them on Facebook @ULMEStrokeCare.
  • Crescent Hill Library (hosted by UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center): call Carrie Crockett, MSSW, CSW at 502-645-5425 for details and to RSVP.

Campbellsville (Hosted by UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center): call Carrie Crockett, MSSW, CSW at 502-645-5425 for details and to RSVP.

Jasper, Ind. Hosted by UofL Health – UofL Hospital – Comprehensive Stroke Center and Jasper Memorial Hospital Stroke Team: call Carrie Crockett, MSSW, CSW at 502-645-5425 for details and to RSVP.