Support groups

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.

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 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 Support & Wellness: Patients and their families can contact local tristate support groups through the Parkinson Support and Wellness at 513-558-0113 or visit

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