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Stroke Resources

Frederick Memorial Hospital is part of a larger team in the care of stroke patients. There are various resources available to people who have had a stroke and their caregivers. 

Stroke Survivor Support Group
FMH Crestwood
Currently meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

American Stroke Association
1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)

Centers for Disease Control

National Institutes of Health

The Brain Attack Coalition


Stroke Clubs

(in alphabetical order)

Alexandria County Stroke Club
Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: 703-704-6157 - Constence Bell
Services: Meets 1st and 3 Wednesday every month,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Annapolis Stroke Club
303 Farragut Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-263-6982 - Nancy Tietge
Services: Meets 3rd Saturday at 1:00 pm

Baltimore Stroke Club
Good Samaritan Hospital - Robert T. Parker Conference Center
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: 410-532-3838 - Jack Farina, Recreational Therapist (call for specific dates).
Services: Meets on second Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. There is usually a guest speaker from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. and a Spouse Support Group from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Cambridge Stroke Club
Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care
2474 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410-228-0190 - Sandy Saunders
Services: Stroke survivors group meets the first and third Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Caregiver support group meets the first and third Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Comeback Club
National Rehab Center
102 Irving St NW, D.C. 20010
Phone: 202-877-1440 - Terresa Ward
Services: Meets 4th Monday at 1 pm

Eastern Shore Stroke Club
Easter Seal Society
2242 Bay Shore Road, Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-758-0962 - Nancy Jones - or 410-778-0566 (Easter Seal)
Services: Meets for lunch and a program at various area restaurants.

Fairfax County Stroke Club
FairFax County Health Dept
3750 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-246-7120 - Erica Wrenn
Services: Meets weekly on Fridays

Fallston General Hospital Stroke Club
200 Milton Avenue, Fallston, MD 21047
Phone: 410-877-3700 - Patty Carlin-Rizzieri
Services: Meets monthly on second Wednesdays (10:00 to 11:45 a.m.) in Classrooms A, B, and C.

Good Samaritan Stroke Club
5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore MD 21239
Phone: 410-532-3797 - Kate Gerber
Services: Meets 1st Monday every month

Howard County Stroke Club
Florence Bain Senior Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-313-7213 - Barbara Miller
Services: Meetings monthly on 4th Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Howard County Stroke Survivors Support Group
5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia MD 21044
Phone: 410-884-4641 - Susan Groman
Services: Meets 4th Wednesday every month 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Inch by Inch Stroke Club
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue. Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Phone: 410-550-7793
Services: Meets the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Journey to a New Beginning
Calvert Memorial Hospital
100 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-414-4800
Services: Meets every 1st Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Loyola College Adult Communications Disorders Clinic
Loyola College, 4501 N.Charles Street Baltimore MD 21210
Phone: 410-617-1200 - Laura Vogelman
Services: Meets once a week

Caregivers of Stroke Survivors with Aphasia
MCSA Bethesda Chapter
Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-530-3740 - Rita Lowenberg
Services: Meets 1st Tuesday every month 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

MCSA Leisure World Stroke Support
Leisure World
3700 Rossmoor Blvd Silver Spring, MD 20906
Phone: 301-598-3904 - Abbott Roseman
Services: Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

MCSA Silver Spring Chapter
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: 301-598-9059 - Irv Lipsind
Services: Meets every 3rd Tuesday Afternoon from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

MCSA Upper County Branch of the Montgomery Stroke Club
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland
9909 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-869-1580 - Anne McDonnell
Services: Meets 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

North Arundel Hospital Stroke Club
301 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-5803
Phone: 410-787-4000 (hospital information) - or call Geri Williams at 410-787-4457
Services: Meets monthly on 2nd Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3 CD.

Rehabilitation Sharing Group
Laurel Regional Hospital
7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: 301-362-2194 - Candace Rebuck (Recreation Therapist, Physical Medicine Dept.)
Services: Meets monthly on second Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., on the 5th floor at the hospital.

Southern MD Stroke Support Group
Southern Maryland Hospital
Colony South Hotel 7503 Surratts Rd Clinton MD
Phone: 301-877-4563
Services: Meets 4th Thursday every month at 5:00 pm

Stroke Club
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Maryland Room
500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Phone: 443-643-2327 - Nancy Murphy
Services: Meets Wednesday each month

Stroke Support Group
Colony South Hotel, Hospital Dr. Clinton MD 20735
Phone: 301-868-8000 - Virginia Gilbert
Services: Meets 4th Thursday evry month at 5:30 pm

Stroke Support Group
Padussi Conference Center
North Arundel Hosptial Dr. Glen Burnie MD 21061
Phone: 410-787-4576 - Elizabeth Koerner
Email: - Elizabeth Koerner

Stroke Support Group of Southern Maryland Hospital Center
Colony South Hotel (adjacent to the hospital)
7401 Surrats Road, Clinton, MD 20735
Phone: 301-877-4563 or -4562 (SMHC Rehab Dept.) or 301-877-5700 (SMHC Community Relations)
Services: Meets monthly on 4th Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Colony South Hotel. Call for details.

Stroke Survivor Connections
Glenwood Senior and Community Center
2400 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723
Phone: 410-531-5922 - Betty Frey
Services: Meets 3rd Wednesday from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Stroke Survivor Support Group
Kent and Queen Anne Hospital
100 Brown Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-6565 - Molly Mulligan or 410-778-3300 - Hospital switchboard
Services: Please call Molly for current program information.

Stroke Survivors Group
Towson University
Administration Building, 7720 York Rd.,Towson MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-5376 - Iona Johnson

Stroke Survivors Support Group
Kernan Hospital, Conference Center
2200 Kernan Dr Baltimore MD 21027
Phone: 410-448-6320 - Pam Cauley
Services: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Conference Center

Stroke Survivors Support Group
St.Michaels Library
106 Freemont Street, St Michaels, MD
Phone: 410-822-1000 Ext 5068  - Christina Ball

Takoma Park Hispanic Stroke Support Group
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland Unit 5200
Washington Adventist Hospital 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Phone: 301-891-5560 - Dorita deLemos
Services: Meets 4th Monday of Each Month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Towson University Stroke Survivor Group
Towson University
Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 113
Phone: 410-704-5376 - Iona Johnson
Email: - Iona Johnson
Services: Meets 7:00-8:30 p.m

West Baltimore Stroke Club
University of Maryland Kernan Rehab. Hospital
2200 N. Forest Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: 410-448-2500, Ext. 6862 - Lisa Thornburg
Services: Meets monthly, September through May, on second Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

WMHS Stroke Survivors Support Group
Western Maryland Health System
600 Memorial Ave Cumberland MD 21502
Phone: 301-723-4254 - Social Services Department
Address: Western Maryland Health System P.O. Box 539, Cumberland, MD 21501-0539
Services: Meets Last Monday of the month at 3:00 pm

Wicomico Stroke Club of Salsbury
Easter Seal Society of Delmar
1 Plaza East, Room 529, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-546-2771 - Dede Batchler
Services: Meets monthly on first and third Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the Wicomico Presbyterian Church, in downtown Salisbury, at North Division Street off Route 50. Caregivers Meeting is held monthly on fourth Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Also offers a swim program on Tuesdays, and various trips, outings, and picnics during the summer. Meetings consist of speakers and “sharing and caring.”

Young Aphasia Communication Club (YACC)
Severna Park Library
45 McKinset Road Severna Park MD 21146
Phone: 301-520-9044 - Judy
Services: Meets 2nd Wed, except June, July and August

Young Stroke Group
Ring House
1801 East Jefferson St, Rockville Md 20852
Phone: 301-294-4204  - Susan Montgomery
Services: Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon


Time is critical when you or someone you know is having a Stroke.  Call 911 if you think you're having a stroke.

Act F.A.S.T.

 F ace  facial droop and uneven smile
 A rm  arm numbness and arm weakness
 S peech  slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
 T ime  Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately


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