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Health Conditions

If you are living with one of the following health conditions, these resources can help you to find support groups, specialized care, and so much more.

Stroke and Aphasia

Aphasia is a comprehension and communication disorder resulting from damage or injury to the specific area in the brain. Stoke is the most common form of aphasia. If you or a loved one have experienced a stroke or suffer from aphasia, these resources can help connect you to support in the community.

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American Stroke Association

(888) 478-7653

http://www.stroke.org/

description
American Stroke Association provides stroke resource library, support groups, StrokeSmart magazine, stroke helpline, newsletters, and raises awareness of stokes.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)

Arizona Relay Service (AZRS)

635 S. Ellis St., #2094
Chandler, AZ 85224

( 7-1-1) | (520) 277-7278 | TTY (800) 676-3777

Fax: (913) 523-0275

http://www.azrelay.org/

  • Spanish Services

description
Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) is a public service that makes communication by telephone easy and accessible for the deaf, hard of hearing, or have difficulty speaking.

service area
Phoenix

Friends Of Aphasia

Adult communication and socialization

1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste 301
Tucson , AZ 85711

(520) 730-8428

Fax: (520) 300-8328

https://friendsofaphasia.com/

description
Aphasia is the loss of speech, reading, and writing due to a stroke or other injury to the brain. The loss of communication skills is devastating to the individual and their family. At Friends of Aphasia, we offer high-quality, patient-centered aphasia services, including a comprehensive aphasia group program, community support teams, and technology resources to anyone who might benefit.

service area
Tucson

business hours
Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm

costs
Basic Plan for 12 week semesters (online)
$240/semester for Conversation Groups 1x/week
$480/semester for Conversation Groups 2x/week
Basic Plan for 6 week semesters (online)
$120/semester for Conversation Groups 1x/week,
$240/semester for Conversation Groups 2x/week

National Aphasia Association

P.O. Box 87
Scarsdale, NY 10583

https://www.aphasia.org/

description
National Aphasia Association provides aphasia support groups and other aphasia resources for individuals with aphasia or caregivers caregiving for individuals with aphasia. Please visit our website for more information.

service area
Tucson

OBOE

2216 N. Sycamore Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 788-2211

  • Spanish Services

description
Clothing design to aid putting on and taking off clothing

service area
Tucson

business hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

costs
Please call for pricing details

Saguaro Aquatics

Wellness Aquatics

5302 E. Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 638-8040

https://www.saguaroaquatics.com/wellness-aquatics/

description
We offer Group and Private classes to address a variety of limitations and disabilities. Sessions are held in a saltwater pool that is 91 degrees and ranges in depth from 3 – 5.5 feet. This program is the only activity at the pool during scheduled classes. The maximum group class size is 8. This is a private pay service. We do not accept insurance.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - S 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

costs
$40 for Private Sessions
$16 for Group Sessions

Speech Solutions

2220 N. Camino Principal., Ste D
Tucson, AZ 85715

(520) 261-3306

Fax: (520) 300-8092

http://speechsolutionsaz.com

description
Speech Solutions is a private speech therapy clinic in Tucson, Arizona. We specialize in helping adults who have trouble speaking, thinking, or swallowing. Our patients include those with Parkinson's, strokes, Alzheimer's, brain injuries, and more. We provide one-on-one therapy with skilled, compassionate therapists who teach you compensation techniques and rehabilitation exercises. We assess how safely you swallow, teach strengthening exercises, and provide counseling on food textures and consistencies to keep you safe while eating. We do offer instrumental evaluation of swallowing. Our cognition program works on strengthening memory skills, lengthening your attention, and sharpening your focus. Our voice sessions focus on determining the cause of vocal problems and offering personalized techniques and therapy to strengthen your voice. We offer free phone consultations with a speech therapist, so call us today to see how we can help.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00-5:00 by appointment

costs
We accept Medicare insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, which often means there is no out-of-pocket cost for patients. Our direct pay rates start at $120 per hour, which is subject to change.

St. Joseph's Hospital

Carondelet Health Network

350 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

(866) 514-5902

https://www.carondelet.org/

description
St. Joseph's Hospital is a 486-bed facility and is an accredited Chest Pain Center. We have been recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association with a Get with the Guidelines Award for stroke care and have nationally certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs. St. Joseph's provides one of the region's most comfortable labor and delivery units and high-quality care and customer service in programs such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, wound care, stroke, diabetes, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation. St. Joseph's Hospital also provides patient support groups for stroke, aphasia, amputee, cancer, cardiac, pulmonary, loss, and caregiver support groups. For more information on services and groups, please visit our website or call.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 488-5009

http://soazstrokeresources.org

description
Members of our organization personally help stroke survivors, and their caregivers connect to the community resources they need as they learn to live with stroke. We provide support groups for stroke survivors and their caregivers (via Zoom and in-person as health regulations permit) and offer in-person day retreats and other activities throughout the year (as health regulations allow). Private consultations on what to expect after a stroke are provided. Information about our services can be found on our website or by contacting us by email or phone.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

costs
No Cost

TMC for Seniors Support Groups

TMC El Dorado Health Campus

1400 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 324-1960

https://www.tmcaz.com/wellness-and-prevention/tmc-for-seniors-at-el-dorado/support-services-and-groups

description
Listed below is a variety of support groups offered at TMC for Seniors:

WomenHeart Support Group
Open to women (only) who are recovering and coping with cardiac disease.
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday over Zoom
Registration required, call 520-324-1960.

Stroke Support Group
This group is open to stroke survivors and care partners.
Meets monthly on the third Monday over Zoom,
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on the first and third Thursday by phone
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Call 520-322-6601 for more information

APDA Parkinson Support Group
Groups meet monthly on the third Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Call (520) 326-5400 to confirm the meeting.

Tucson Ostomy Support Group
Call (520) 206-0268 to confirm the dates.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M 9:00 - 10:00 AM

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