TITUSVILLE – Parrish Healthcare’s Stroke & Heart Survivors support group occurs the third Tuesday of every month from 2-4 pm, inside Parrish Medical Center’s Heritage Hall, 921 North Washington Ave., Titusville. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 17. There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited. Call 321-268-6111 ext. 8805 to make a reservation or visit the Stroke & Heart Survivors support group page here.
The weight of surviving a sudden traumatic health event such as a heart attack or stroke is more easily borne when others are helping you to carry the emotional load. That’s the benefit of support groups like Parrish Healthcare’s Stroke & Heart Survivors support group— members benefit from sharing experiences and knowing that they are not alone.
“These groups can be life-changing,” said Parrish Healthcare Social Worker Janet Rooks, who leads the group. “I’ve seen many situations in which people who were reluctant or hesitant to participate found themselves learning important new ways to help them live better lives and making friends with others going through similar situations.”
Rooks holds a bachelor's of social work degree and a master’s degree in counseling. Rooks facilitates several support groups and is the coordinator for popular senior educational programs for Parrish Healthcare.
“Support group members gain much from our sessions; all that’s necessary to take advantage of a support group is to come to the meetings,” added Rooks.
For more information, visit the Stroke & Heart Survivors support group page here.