What is Brain Injury/Stroke?
A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain become damaged or die. A stroke can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.
About the Brain Injury/Stroke Family Support Group
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s Brain Injury and Stroke Family Support Group provides a forum to meet, share information and offer encouragement in caring for a loved one or surviving a brain injury or a stroke. Monthly meetings address various issues such as diagnosis, symptom management, life changes, caregiver stress, and other important subjects.
While the Brain Injury and Stroke Family Support Group usually meets on the Lower Level of the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Main Campus at 7117 Brockton Avenue in Riverside on the third Wednesday of each month, during this time due to COVID-19, we have moved our support groups online for the time being.
Virtual meetings are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Spouses, partners, adult family members, close friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend.
Past Events › brain injury
Greetings RMCCF Support Group Members! Time is flying by and the holiday season is almost upon us. This year's Holiday Dinner celebration will look different as we continue to observe safety measurements due to COVID-19. Although we will not be gathering in-person, we still have a FUN TIME planned for you, our dear support group members! Event Details We will be hosting a Virtual Bingo Night full of fun and prizes for our members only. Date/Time: December 10, 2020 at…Find out more »
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 6:30 PM, PST Topic: Types of Strokes Guest Presenter: Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, Program Director Neuroscience/Stroke Long Beach Medical Center Speaker Bio: Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP is currently the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center. Angie has been published twice in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, contributed to the…Find out more »
Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, January 20, 2020, at 6:30 PM, PST Topic: Independence at Home - New Year, Healthier You! Guest Presenter: Barbara Llamas, MPA, Health Promotion Representative, Inland Empire, Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service Speaker Bio: Barbara Llamas is a Health Promotion Representative for Independence at Home, a SCAN Community Service which provides social services and health and wellness services to keep seniors healthy and independent. Barbara’s educational background is in Social work, Gerontology…Find out more »
RMCCF SUPPORT GROUPS' VALENTINE'S VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, PST, for an evening of virtual Bingo! Not currently an RMCCF Support Group Member? No problem! Join us for virtual bingo and get to know some of our support group members and learn about upcoming support groups! EVENT DETAILS: We will be hosting a Valentine's Virtual Bingo Night full of fun and opportunities for connection. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10, 2021. You…Find out more »
Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PST Topic: Mourning Together, Apart: Grief During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Covid-19 and our collective experience with loss ☑️ Common reactions to grief after someone has died ☑️ How to cope with personal loss ☑️ How to help someone else who is grieving ☑️ Supporting the children in your life during a…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PDT Topic: Self-Care and Emotional Wellness for Caregivers It is natural to feel angry, frustrated, exhausted, alone, or sad. Caregiver stress — the emotional and physical stress of caregiving is common. Join us to learn about the benefits of self-care to lessen depression and increase coping skills. Remember, you are not alone! Presenters: Mary Hrinko, Program Specialist II and Samica Taylor,…Find out more »
Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) 📑 Helpful Resources & Documents 📑 🔗 About Advanced Healthcare Directives - FAQ's 🔗 Advanced Healthcare Directive (English) - PDF 🔗 Advanced Healthcare Directive (Español) - PDF A Final Act of Love: End-of-Life Advance Care Planning A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Initiating and navigating difficult conversations ☑️ Different types of advance health care directives ☑️ Leaving a legacy of life story and personal philosophy ☑️ Final rites for…Find out more »
You are invited to RMCCF’s “Spring Fling” Support Group Virtual Bingo Night, Thursday, April 22, at 6 PM, PDT. Prizes and a good time are on the agenda for the evening! 😉 Family members are encouraged to join! Please RSVP to Alina@RMCcharity.org, or call (951) 428-4179 Please provide in your RSVP: Name, Email, Phone, # of players BINGO DETAILS Please plan to meet on ZOOM on your computer/laptop, as well as have a 2nd device (cell phone/tablet) handy to play…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, @ 10 AM, PDT Topic: Technology Aids for Caregivers Presenter: Jennifer S. Lee, Field Project Coordinator & Trainer, Front Porch | Center for Innovation and Wellbeing Webinar Description: At the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, our mission is to explore innovative uses of technology to empower individuals to live well, especially into their later years. We welcome all caregivers to learn about…Find out more »
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 4:00 PM, PST Topic: Strokes and Seizures Guest Presenter: Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, Program Director Neuroscience/Stroke Long Beach Medical Center Speaker Bio: Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP is currently the Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center. Angie has been published twice in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, contributed to the recently…Find out more »
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