Lucky Stroke Support Group and Peer Visitation Program
Mercy offers a number of support services for stroke patients, including Lucky Stroke Support Group and Peer Visitation Program.
Lucky Strokes, a monthly stroke support group for stroke patients and their families, helps stroke survivors connect with others to work through their experience and ask questions of physical, speech and occupational therapists.
Peer Visitation, which includes several weeks of training for the volunteers, is designed to encourage and comfort current stroke patients while providing them a stroke survivor to answer all of their questions and help them through their fears.
Stroke Support Group of Tuscarawas County
The Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County, located at 1031 West High Avenue in New Philadelphia, offers a stroke support group meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 2 pm. If you or someone you love has been affected by a stroke, you are invited to attend and learn more about recovery, caregiving, and adapting to change. The group is facilitated by a Mercy therapist who is also available to answer questions.
Enter the health center through the handicap-accessible STATCARE entrance, where a group leader will greet you.