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
Virtual Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group Date and Time: Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 PM (PDT) - 30 Min. Check-In Join us virtually in a zoom video chat meeting to catch up on health, lifestyle, and home activities. We will also share needed resources. Register for April’s virtual support group below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdu-qpz8pE9y2ExNTrfuqNVEdSeuU1L7A Webinars are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Questions on our support groups? Contact Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or 951.321.6513.Find out more »
Special Support Group Webinar Presentation Date and Time: Wednesday, June 17, at 6:30 PM (PDT) Topic: The Role of Physical Therapy in Improving Your Balance Guest Presenter: Dr. Steven E. Spinks, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, Vice President of Clinical Services & Research; The American Institute of Balance Individuals who live with traumatic brain injuries, or following a stroke, often have complaints of poor balance. What you'll learn during this webinar presentation: ☑️ The prevalence of balance issues ☑️ The…Find out more »
Virtual Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group - Bingo Night! Date and Time: Wednesday, July 15 @ 6:30 PM (PDT) Join us virtually in a zoom video chat meeting to catch up and play a fun game of online bingo! Register for July's virtual support group below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfu6upzsiHdQOtOe_zWG-Vv_aDd8c62p5 Webinars are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Questions on our support groups? Contact Foundation Program Coordinator, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or 951.321.6513.Find out more »
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation Presents Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group Virtual Trivia Night! Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 PM, PST Trivia Topic: Brain Teasers RMCCF Brain Injury & Stroke Support Group members are welcome to invite friends and family members for an hour of knowledge and fun! Reminders/tips for Trivia Night: Please be prepared to use BOTH your computer and your cell phone. You will need to use your computer for the zoom call and…Find out more »
Online Support Group - FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, PDT Topic: Stress Management for Caregivers Guest Presenter: Darlene Merkler, Education/Outreach Coordinator for Inland Caregiver Resource Center What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation ☑️ Understanding stress and its effects ☑️ Identifying our own role in stress creation ☑️ Learning how to prepare your own action plan to manage and reduce stress Register here: http://bit.ly/supportgroups-oct Webinars are FREE and participants are…Find out more »
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30 PM, PST Topic: Long term effects of Brain Injury and its impact on the overall quality of life Guest Presenter: Christine Weaver, MAS, OTR/L, CLCP, CBIS, C/NDT, Founder/CEO of Neuropraxis What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation The long-term effects of brain injury How to identify the preventative care needed to avoid re-admission How to identify factors for improving overall quality of life…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM, PST Special Virtual Presentation: Cooking with Christina: Holiday Edition Guest Presenter: Christina Bauch, Marketing Representative at Home Instead Christina Bauch is the Marketing Representative for Home Instead Senior Care in Riverside. She has a heart for helping people and bringing joy to their lives. She works to provide solutions to families who are struggling with caring for an aging…Find out more »
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 »
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If you have any questions or would like to receive a phone call or text for the next meeting please feel free to contact the Foundation Program Coordinator by email or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!