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If you are attending a support group meeting for the first time, we recommend that you call ahead of time to confirm that no changes in the schedule have been made.

If you would like to have your group added to this list, please contact Christa McAlpin at (513) 569-5251 or by email with the contact name, phone number, time, and meeting place of your organization.

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group: Meets in Cincinnati; contact Alice Wedding at 513.831.0336.

Arnold Chiari Support: No official support group at this time, but patients can contact Melanie Borgman at 513.569.5255 if they would like to get in touch with other patients.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group (Tri-State): Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at University  Hospital. Please visit www.TSBAconnex.org  or call (513) 569-5346 (Support Group Info Line).

BRIDGES, Inc. (Brain Injury Support Group): Meets third Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm, Conference Room at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (not affiliated). Located at 201 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood KY (off Dudley Road). Please visit www.bridgesnky.org or contact Mindy Ortlieb, OTR/L, (Support Group Facilitator) by email: mindy.ortlieb@bridgesnky.org or text/phone: (859) 466-8252.

Brain Tumor Support Group (Cancer Support Community): Meets 12:30-2:30 p.m., second Saturday of each month, 4918 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Contact Kelly Schoen at 513.791.4060 or by email.

Epilepsy Support Groups: For a complete list of support groups throughout the region, contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati at 513.721.2905 or www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org

Parkinson's Exercise Class at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care: Exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease will be held in 8-week sessions. The classes will take place at the Wellness Center, located on the A level. This is specifically designed for people with Parkinson's disease and is based on the most current research and established exercise guidelines. It includes stretching, strengthening and coordination exercises and is appropriate for people at various stages of Parkinson's disease. For more information, call (513) 418-5867.

Parkinson's Wellness Chapter: For a complete list of the many support and exercise groups throughout region, visit their website for details. Contact the Parkinson's Wellness Chapter with questions at (513) 558-0113 or (1-877) 489-1110 or by email at info@parkinsonswellness.org.

UC Gardner Family Center Caregiver Support Group and Patient Education Group: The UC Gardner Family Center offers two free support groups, one for caregivers and family members, and one for patients. Caregivers are welcome to attend the Caregiver Support Group without the patient, and patients are welcome to attend the Patient Education Group without their caregiver. The support groups take place on the second Thursday of every month (September through December) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UC Health Women's Center Community Room, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 4000, West Chester, Ohio 45069.
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Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (Brightside): First Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Drake Center; contact Linda Dunnigan at 513.542.2704 or by email.

Stroke Survivors Support Group: Meets third Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Drake Center; contact Chris Wright at 513.731.3014 or by email.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Support: No official local support group, but patients who want to talk to someone are invited to contact Nancy McMahon, RN at 513.569.5237. Online support group is available at the TNA Facial Pain Network fpa-support.ning.com