Talking helps. For many of our patients and their loved ones, meeting others who have shared your experiences as survivors and caregivers provides genuine support and encouragement.
Stroke Support Group
The BMC Stroke Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Medical Arts Complex (adjacent to BMC) in the Center for Rehabilitation's outpatient gym.
Come share the challenges and successes of life after stroke. Be a source of support or receive the encouragement you need.
Please call the Outpatient Department at the Center for Rehabilitation with questions at 413-447-2230.
Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group
The Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation at BMC. The center is located on the 5th floor of the Medical Arts Building, adjacent to the hospital.
More information can be obtained by calling Suzanne Doswell, manager of the group, at 413-442-4448.
The Berkshire Medical Center Peer Visitor Program
The Peer Visitor Program consists of stroke survivors and caregivers from the Berkshires who have completed a short training program through the Stroke Support Group. The peer visitors volunteer to visit with new patients in the hospital setting who have requested this service.
The peer visitors share common experiences and provide real life examples of recovery and successfully living with stroke. For many of our patients, meeting with a peer visitor provides hope and encouragement that assists our patients in their recovery and rehabilitation.
To arrange a peer visit, please call 413-447-2230.