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Support groups are available for those suffering from brain injury, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. There is no cost to attend any of these support groups. Learn more:

Brain Injury

Ohio Brain Aneurysm Awareness and Support Group (OBAASG)

The Brain Aneurysm Support Group provides an opportunity for patients and/or their caregivers to discuss their feelings, learn coping skills and support others. The support group meetings are held every second Thursday of the January, March, May, July, September and November at Dodd Hall Room 2136. Meeting times are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served.  ​ 
Location: 
      Dodd Hall Rm 2136
      480 Medical Center Drive  
      Columbus, OH 43210 
      Map and Directions
Contact: 614-293-0689

Brain Injury Support Group - Columbus

Provides support, education and information to survivors of brain injury, their family and friends.
Meets fourth Wednesday of every month; 6:30-8 p.m.
Note: this schedule changes during the holidays in November and December.
Location:
       Grandview Heights Public Library 
       1685 W. First Avenue
       Grandview, OH 43212
Contact: Brain Injury Association of Ohio – 614-481-7100 or toll free 866-644-6242

Brain Injury Support Group - Sunbridge-Lancaster

Provides support and information to individuals with brain injury, their families and friends.
Meets second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location:
       Sunbridge Care Center
       1900 E. Main Street
       Lancaster, OH 43130
Contact: Brain Injury Association of Ohio – 866-644-6242

Young Adults with Brain Injuries Support Group

Discussion, activities and education​ for young adults ranging in age from 16-24 years.
Meets second Tuesday of every month; 6:30-8 p.m. It is held concurrently with a parent support group (see below).
Location: 
       The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dodd Hall
       480 Medical Center Drive - Room 2156
       Columbus, OH 43210
       Maps & Directions
Contact: Dr. Wanda McEntyre, group facilitator – 614-293-3830

Parents of Young Adults with Brain Injury Support Group

This group is for parents of young adults who have had a brain injury.
Meets second Tuesday of every month; 6:30-8 p.m. It is held concurrently with a young adult support group (see above).
Location: 
       The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dodd Hall
       480 Medical Center Drive - Room 2156
       Columbus, OH 43210
       Maps & Directions
Contact: Dr. Wanda McEntyre, group facilitator – 614-293-3830

Spouses of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Ongoing support for wives and husbands who are navigating the recovery process with an injured or disabled spouse. Any spouse is welcome regardless of whether the injury occurred yesterday or 10 years ago.
Meets third Monday of every month; 4-5:30 p.m.
Location:
       Dodd Hall – Room 2136 or 2156
       480 Medical Center Drive 
       Columbus, OH 43210
       Maps & Directions
Contact: Dr. Wanda McEntyre, group facilitator – 614-293-3830.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group

Support for survivors of TBI as well as for families, friends and caregivers.
Meets the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Location:
       Licking Memorial Hospital
       1320 W. Main Street
        Room G41 (lower level past the cafeteria)
        Newark, OH 43055
Contact: Dave Sinclair, 740-344-6110, or Steven Connor, 740-522-6410. 

Parkinson's Disease

There are many support groups available for both caregivers and patients. Click here to see all the available choices.

Spinal Cord

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

This group is for new and old injuries and is facilitated by individuals who have experienced life with a spinal cord injury. We are interested in helping others share their successes and manage the day-to-day challenges of living with a spinal cord injury.
Meets the first Thursday of every month; 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: 
       The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dodd Hall 
       480 Medical Center Drive, Purple Room-1st Floor
       Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Juanita Ash – 614-366-4270

Stroke

OSU Stroke Support Group - Worthington
Group is co-led by a rehabilitation psychologist and a social worker. Stroke survivors, friends and family members welcome.
Meets every Friday; Noon-1 p.m.
Location:
       Worthington Senior Center (Griswold Center)
       777 High Street 
       Worthington, OH 43085
Contact: Dr. Wanda McEntyre – 614-293-3830 ​​​​

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