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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  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 or contact Mindy Ortlieb, OTR/L, (Support Group Facilitator) by email: 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

Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups: For a complete list of the many support and exercise groups throughout region, contact the Tri-State Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter at 513.948.1100 or 1.800.840.2732 or by email.

Parkinson's Disease Support Network, Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana:
Offers four exercise groups in the Cincinnati area for Parkinson's patient's and their families. There is also a Support Group at Dearborn County Hospital that meets the second Wednesday of the month (March through November) from 5:30-7pm. For more information, contact Sandy Wuest at 812.537.4974 or 513.235.4261.

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