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Community Opportunities: December 2022

Support groups can provide a sense of community and identity for survivors and caregivers.

In addition to the programs provided by Brain Injury Services for our clients and caregivers, below are groups and programs available in the community. The programs below are not hosted by Brain Injury Services.  Please verify the information and/or RSVP by calling or emailing with the provided information.

Speaking on Purpose
First and Third Wednesday
12 PM  
Many people join Toastmasters to become better speakers. Speaking on Purpose is a supportive online community for those with physical and neurological impairments, such as brain injury, to come together and practice speaking and learn new skills — and have fun along the way!
Living With Brain Injury Support Group
Every Friday
10 AM – 12 PM  
The Living with Brain Injury group is a unique and supportive community of individuals recovering from BI. This support group is intended to improve our recovery experience through respectful sharing and connective experiences.  Contact: Rachelle Price at
The Helping Hands Stroke Club
Every Friday
1 – 2 PM
Meeting topics vary and are comprised of open discussions, guest speakers, fitness demonstrations, cooking classes, potlucks, health expos, game days, and creative therapies such as art and music therapy.  Meets at the Joseph Willard Speech-Language-Hearing site.
Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, December 6 6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Every first Tuesday of the month. Contact: Susan Halpin at 540-741-4815 or
Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, December 6
7 – 8:30 PM
Share your story and help others. Learn about reducing the risk for stroke and find community services available to you. Every first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome.  Contact: Laura Buhler at 703.776.3030 opt 2 or
Caregiver Virtual Meeting Wednesday, December
7 – 6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia is offering caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others in the same position. Every first Wednesday of the month.  Contact: Debra at
CLiC Care Virtual Support Group Tuesday, December 13
7 – 8:30 PM
CLiC Care is a monthly online support group for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families.  Meets the second Tuesday of the month.  Contact Stacey Nichols at
Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, December 15
4 – 5 PM
A support group where you can share your personal experiences, listen to others who have a history of stroke/brain injury, and learn new research and information. Every third Thursday of the month.  Contact: Hannah Balberde at 703-957-2039 or
CLiC Social Thursday, December 15
7 – 8 PM
A free, online social group for adult brain injury survivors across Virginia offered by Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia.  Contact to sign up for each meeting. 
Virtual Support Group Tuesday, December 27
6:00 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers a group for people living with brain injury, their families, and friends. The group is a safe place to explore the challenges of brain injury and exchange ideas and information with others who really “get it.” Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Contact Christine Baggini at
CLiC Forward – Matter of Balance Mondays, January 9 – March 8  A Matter of Balance classes center around fall education, learning how to recognize/prevent fall risks, and seated balance exercises.  All sessions will meet online.  This FREE program is for Virginia residents who are brain injury survivors, caregivers, persons with disability, or adults over 60.  Sessions meet each Monday for 2 hours and will run between 1/9/23 – 3/8/23.  Please register by 12/7.  Contact Stacey Nichols at to register!

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