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Support Groups

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network offers several support groups or serves as a meeting place host for support groups to help you or your loved one cope with disease, injury or disability.

Based on injury or condition, these diverse groups connect you with people with similar experiences. Groups are guided by experts and volunteers who are there to listen, offer support and facilitate the program.

Unless otherwise noted, support groups are free and open to the public. Registration is often required, particularly for videoconferencing logins.

For more information on current support group dates, times and locations, call 1-888-44-REHAB.

Caregiver Support Group

A place of encouragement and safety, Caregiver Support Group members share challenges and provide mutual support to one another. Meetings may also include presentations or discussions about care for the caregiver, stress management, financial/life planning, local resources and more.

Meetings are at 6 p.m.  on the third Tuesday of each month. The group meets virtually.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected] or 610-778-9252

Communication Skills Group

If you are an adult with a communication disorder, such as aphasia, who has completed a speech therapy program, Good Shepherd’s Communication Skills Group can help you maintain the skills you acquired in therapy. The weekly group is led by a certified speech-language pathologist, allows you to use speech and language strategies to interact with others, and it’s a great way to meet new people.

Sessions are 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays via videoconferencing. Cost is $11 per session.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected] or 610-778-9228

Concussion Support Group

Members gather for a supportive forum and idea exchange for those recovering from concussions. Patients and their caregivers have the opportunity to share successes and challenges and to learn from one another.

Meetings are 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The group meets virtually.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected] or [email protected]

Lehigh Valley Head Trauma Support Group

Organized by the Lehigh Valley Head Trauma Support Group and hosted in person at Good Shepherd’s Hyland Center for Health & Technology, 850 S. 5th St. in Allentown, this group is open to adults with brain injuries, their families and friends, medical and rehabilitation professionals and all caring people who are working to promote better understanding, treatment and quality of life for people with brain injuries.

Meetings are 6:30-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected] or 484-280-8364

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

This support group provides opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries to reconnect around living life with a spinal cord injury. The group is casual in nature, offering educational, recreational and supportive resources for individuals as well as for their families and friends.

Contact Good Shepherd for upcoming dates and times. Meetings are virtual.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected] 

Stroke Support Group

Facilitated by a trained Good Shepherd clinician, Stroke Support Group attendees can share challenges, receive information on education and resources, and support each other. Each meeting may include presentations on relevant topics.

Contact Good Shepherd for upcoming dates and times. Meetings are virtual.

RSVP/Questions: [email protected]