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Community Opportunities: May 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:

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 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. There is also a speech therapy group that meets twice a month, as well as a caregiver’s group. All groups meet at the Joseph Willard Health Center.

Fredericksburg Stroke Support Group
Tuesday, May 2
6:30 – 8 PM
Free monthly support group for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Attend in person at the John Fick Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA, or to attend via Zoom, contact Susan for the virtual link. Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Susan Halprin at 540-741-4815 or

Inova Fairfax Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support Group
Tuesday, May 2 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 the first Tuesday of the month. Caregivers welcome.
Contact: Laura Buhler at 703.776.3030 opt 2 or

Caregiver Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, May 3
6 PM
Brain Injury Association of Virginia offers caregivers a safe place to receive support and strength and share their experiences with others. Every first Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Debra at

CLiC Care
Tuesday, May 9
7 – 8:30 PM
A free online support group across Virginia for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.
Contact: Stacey Nichols at

Trauma Survivors Network TBI Group
Tuesday, May 9
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. *
RSVP to or 703-776-4930.

Stroke & Brain Injury Support Group
Thursday, May 18
4 – 5 PM
A virtual support group to share personal experiences, listen to others with a stroke/brain injury history, and learn about new research and information. Meets the third Thursday of the month. Contact: Hannah Balberde at

Virtual Support Group
Tuesday, May 23
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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