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Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups are designed to provide a safe place for individuals to release powerful emotions they may otherwise keep to themselves. They are known to improve a participant’s mood and decrease psychological distress, and provide an emotional connection when individuals feel isolated from friends and family. Together, participants provide and share information ranging from disease research and new medications.

SPEECH AUDIOLOGY SERVICES

Aphasia Support Group

Provides communicative opportunities for patients who suffer from significant language deficits. For more information, please call 732.321.7063.

Every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820

Laryngectomee Support Group

A monthly support group for patients who have undergone a laryngectomee (removal of voice box). The latest speaking techniques and available products are discussed and “helpful hints” shared. Patients and family members are welcome. For more information, please call 732.321.7063.

Third Tuesday every month, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820

HEAD INJURY/STROKE/REHAB SERVICES

Amputee Support Group

Amputee support groups provide an invaluable place for new amputees as well as their family and friends, to connect with others who have overcome similar challenges. Join us to receive support that may be vital for your recovery. There will be guest speakers and trained prosthetic professionals available.

The group will meet on last Tuesday of each month, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
JRI’s Outpatient Annex (Level 1 of JRI)
732.321.7000 ext 62134
The Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Level 1
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820

Middlesex County Stroke Support Group

JFK Stroke Support Group
Meets every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Therapeutic Recreation Room
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820

Free membership for all stroke, aneurysm, and AVM survivors and their families and/or caregivers.

For meeting details and to RSVP, please call 732.321.7000 ext 61800

DIABETES/WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Diabetes Insulin Pump Therapy Support Group

Second Wednesday of every month, 7:15 p.m.
Diabetes & Nutrition Center of New Jersey
70 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
732.744.5944