Find Help and Community through Burke’s Support Groups

Published January 7, 2015

If you’ve just experienced a medical incident or have a loved one who has, Burke offers an extensive list of support groups for members of the surrounding community. A Burke-sponsored support group can help you to better cope and feel less isolated as you make connections with others facing similar challenges. A support group can be a valuable resource to help you cope with new medical conditions or major life changes.

Currently, Burke offers:

  • ALS Support Group
  • Amputee Support Group
  • Aphasia Support Group
  • Osteoporosis Awareness Group
  • Pulmonary Support Group
  • Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers
  • Well Spouse Groups
  • Young Onset Parkinson's

Members of a support group typically share their personal experiences and offer one another emotional comfort and moral support. They may also offer practical advice and tips to help you cope with your situation. This can help give you a sense of empowerment, a place to speak openly about your feelings, information about the newest research, and social interaction in a safe environment—plus lots more.

All Burke support groups are free and open to the public. Some are run by community members and others are provided by expert Burke staff.

To learn more about support groups, as well as access a monthly schedule, visit

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