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Community Opportunities: July 2023

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

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

Love Your Brain Retreats
Fall 2023
Maine or Colorado
Love Your Brain hosts 5-day holistic health Retreat programs. Experience the science-backed benefits of our mindfulness, movement, nutrition, art, and community-building curriculum. Explore what it means to love your brain in a co-created space of vulnerability, trust, and belonging.
Learn more:
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Front Royal Stroke Support Group Monday, July 3
4:30 – 6 PM
Meetings are in the Front Royal, VA area. Locations will be determined based on activity.
For more information, contact Juhi Vora, CCC-SLP, at 812-369-9180 or
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, practice speaking, learn new skills, and have fun!
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 brain injury. This support group is intended to improve our recovery experience through respectful sharing and connective experiences.
Contact: Kristen Galles at
The Helping Hands Stroke Club
Every Friday
1 – 2 PM
Meeting topics vary and include open discussions, guest speakers, fitness demonstrations, cooking classes, potlucks, health expos, game days, and creative therapies such as art and music therapy. There is also a speech therapy group that meets twice a month and a caregiver’s group. All groups meet at the Joseph Willard Health Center.
Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, July 11th
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Attending in person at the John Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg.  Attending via Zoom, contact Susan for the virtual link. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact Susan Halprin at 540-741-4815 or
Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, July 11
7 – 8:30 PM
Share your story and help others. Learn about reducing the risk for stroke and find community services available to you. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome.
Contact: Katy Brown at 703-776-3715 or
Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, July 5
6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others. Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Debra at
CLiC Forward Sound Healing
Saturdays, July 8 – Aug 5
10:30 – 11:30 AM
A free, online group focusing on long-term wellness.  Sound healing uses sound waves to facilitate a “downshift” from our waking state to a calmer state.  Sound baths enable the participant to enter a meditative and restful state where internal healing may be facilitated more deeply. Sessions may incorporate mindfulness, sound baths (crystal and Tibetan bowls, gong, chimes, flute, harp, and more), and voice. 
Open to adult BI survivors and caregivers across the state of VA
Trauma Survivors Network
TBI Group
Tuesday, July 11
12 – 1:30 PM
The Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) TBI Support group is a monthly support group for survivors and caregivers offering attendees support, coping skills, and education. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Fairfax Hospital.
* A minimum of 4 people is needed to meet. *
Please RSVP to or 703-776-4930
CLiC Care
Tuesday, July 11
7 – 8:30 PM
A free, online support group for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and loved ones across Virginia. Meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.
Contact Stacey Nichols at to sign up.
VHC Health
Stroke Survivor’s Group

Wednesday, July 12
5:30 – 7 PM
1701 N. George Mason Dr
We encourage you to join us in navigating this journey alongside others facing similar experiences.  Our group provides friendship, education, and information on resources.  Meets in-person or virtually on the second Wednesday of every month.   Please email for more information, including monthly topics and access to virtual options.
Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, July 20
4 – 5 PM
A virtual support group to share personal experiences, listen to others with a history of stroke/brain injury, and learn about new research and information. Meeting on the third Thursday of every month.
Contact: Hannah Balberde at
Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, July 25
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

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