Help from others who have had a stroke

Stroke Support Self-Help Clubs of Western New York: informal, weekly coffee programs at several different MacDonald locations. Contact Ted King: 924-0626

Community Stroke Group: twice-monthly meeting for education, recreation. contact Regional Center for Independent Living: 442-6470

Stroke Connection "Warmline": speak with a stroke survivor about support information, resources, referrals. 1-800-553-6321

To drive or not to drive?

Driver Rehabilitation (a program of Rochester Rehabilitation Center): provides Driver Evaluation and Training. Please phone 271-2520 extension 715 for brochure and additional information.

Information: National Websites and local print materials

American Stroke Association - A Division of American Heart Association 1-888-4STROKE

National Stroke Association: 1-800-STROKES
National Aphasia Association: 1-800-922-4622

American Heart Association, Genesee Valley Region. 426-4050 extensive collection of current literature on stroke
Strokes: What Families Should Know: by Elaine Fantle Shimberg, Ballantine Books (Random House), 1990. available in most libraries

Community Resources:
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID): 238-2900 can provide funding for employment retraining, equipment, home modifications

Regional Center for Independent Living: 442-6470 help with financial benefits, architectural renovations, referrals and advocacy

Home Health Services, Senior Citizens' Service Organizations, Transportation Service: See Yellow Pages under these headings for emergency response systems, home modifications, non-medical services for seniors, financial management, legal services, wheelchair and other transit services