Patient Resources

The Mount Sinai Stroke Support Group

In addition to the comprehensive clinical services provided at The Mount Sinai Stroke Center, we also offer a support group for stroke survivors. The Surviving and Thriving After Stroke (STAS) group provides educational resources, and opportunities for recreation, socialization and peer support. The group meets two Tuesdays each month from 11:15 am until 12:15 pm. To enroll or for additional information, please contact:

Clarisse Quirit
Recreation Therapist
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center
(212) 241-9188

Greater New York Metropolitan Area Stroke Support Groups

Below is an abbreviated listing of free stroke support groups in the New York area.


  • Mount Sinai Surviving and Thriving After Stroke (STAS): STAS is a support, education and recreation group for stroke survivors held at Mount Sinai’s Acute Rehab center. Survivors of all functional abilities are welcome and do not have to receive medical care at Mount Sinai in order to attend. Contact: (212) 241-9188

  • Rusk Young Stroke Survivor Group: Both survivors and family members are welcome. This group is geared towards survivors in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, though the group has members up to age 60. Contact: (212) 404-3793


  • Stroke Support Group at Albert Einstein/Montefiore: Both survivors and caregivers are welcome. Contact: (718) 405-8414


  • Stroke Support Group at Lutheran Medical Center: Both survivors and caregivers are welcome. Contact: (718) 630-7334

  • Stroke Support Group at Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center: Both survivors and caregivers are welcome. Contact: (718) 270-3739

There are many more groups in all boroughs and areas outside New York City. To find out more information or to find a group near you, please contact the American Stroke Association at (212) 878-5900 or you can search for groups on their website


  • Stroke Connection: A free publication of the American Stroke Association. To subscribe, visit the Stroke Association website at or call (888) 4-STROKE.

  • Stroke Smart: A free publication of the National Stroke Association. To subscribe, visit the National Stroke Association’s website at or call (800) 787-6537.

  • Neurology Now: A free publication with information relevant to neurology patients, their families and caregivers, including stroke resources. To subscribe, visit


There are hundreds of books written about surviving a stroke, including memoirs and other types of non-fiction. The American Stroke Association maintains an extensive bibliography for stroke survivors, which is included on their website We also recommend consulting your local library or doing an online search for “stroke” on a website like

Music Therapy and Stroke

Below is a listing of selected resources in the area of music therapy and stroke.

Respite Care

Respite care is short-term care given to a stroke patient by another caregiver, so that a family or friend who is the patient’s caregiver can rest or take time off. There are both in-home respite care and out-of-home respite care. Learn more about respite care through New York Foundation for Senior Citizens Respite Care Program and other respite care service providers.

National Online Resources and Hotlines


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