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Stroke Support Group

Offers individuals and families the opportunity to share experiences and information. The membership consists of people who have had a stroke or related disability.
2nd Monday of each month 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact Person: Tara Rothstein at (860)714-2210 or 

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Aphasia Support Group

This group is open to all persons living with aphasia, family, friends and caregivers. The purpose of the group is to improve communication on all levels, enhance social interactions, meet others in the community living with aphasia, provide caregiver support and just have some fun.
1st Wednesday of each month 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Nicole Redman, S/L.P. or Margaret Carpenter, SL/.P. at (860) 714-3421 or 

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Spinal Cord Injury Informational Series

Provides individuals with a spinal cord injury (and related disability), family members, friends and interested professionals an opportunity to discuss topics of interest and share experiences. This monthly group is co-sponsored by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, CT Chapter.
3rd Wednesday of each month
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Paige McCullough-Casciano, CTRS at (860)714-2421 or 

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Amputee Informational Series

Offers individuals who have experienced the loss of a limb, an opportunity to share experiences and discuss concerns resulting from the amputation. Family members are welcome.
2nd Wednesday of each month 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
Contact: Paige McCullough-Casciano at 860-714-2421 or 

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Powerful Tools:
An Educational Program to Support CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers 

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital is excited to announce our investment in Powerful Tools for Caregivers. 

This comprehensive educational program is designed to support caregivers of the patients we serve, as well as our surrounding community. Powerful Tools for Caregivers has earned national awards for the positive impact it exerts on the quality of life for many participants. 

The program is divided into six weekly classes, during which caregivers develop a wide range of self-care tools designed to:

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Helping keep our caregivers healthy 

  • Help reduce personal stress
  • Change negative self-talk
  • Better communicate their needs to family members and healthcare/service providers
  • Communicate more effectively in challenging situations
  • Recognize the messages in their emotions
  • Cope with difficult emotions

Powerful Tools also supports caregivers in making tough care-giving decisions involving topics such as nursing home placements, driving issues, and finances.

The class design emphasizes hands-on learning, experiential activities, peer support, and facilitated group discussion. Participating caregivers create independent action plans, and, as part of the group, practice new techniques, try out communication strategies, and learn practical tips. The benefits of stress management tools such as breathing for relaxation, listening to music, and seeking out humor are encouraged.

It is our feeling that this program will offer a tremendous benefit to the caregivers of the patients we serve, as well as to the community at large. It provides another layer of service to the rehabilitation programs throughout our service line. The program provides additional benefits in the form of opportunities to collaborate with other Saint Francis Care service lines, agencies, organizations and healthcare facilities throughout the state and region.

Keeping our caregivers healthy can only help to maintain or even to improve the quality of life for those patients we all serve. To learn more about Powerful Tools for Caregivers, visit their website: 

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Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
490 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112