Young Stroke Peer Engagement Group

The PCOR Research Team has partnered with Young Stroke Peer Engagement Group since February 2020. Shilpa Krishnan co-leads the meeting along with a young stroke survivor and Brain Injury Association of Georgia – Board Member — Roger Brathwaite.

Mission: This young stroke group will continue to offer a forum for listening and sharing. Our goal is to provide a safe place to practice social and life skills and receive education from guest speakers. We all receive inspired learning from others as they face a lifelong disability with many challenges. “One of the risk factors for a difficult recovery after a stroke is social isolation. Humans are social animals; we need plenty of contact and connection with one another to thrive. But for stroke survivors who may have a wide range of disabilities, social contact can be difficult—even when your family is helping.” That is why this support group exists. We are the Young and the Restless Survivors, age is only a number.

Time: Our group convenes 3rd Thursday each month at 6.30pm ET.

Location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we meet virtually via Zoom 0646 0800 Meeting ID: 971 0646 0800
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Previous Meetings

  1. April 16, 2020 Speaker: Mahender Mandala, PhD, Research Scientist, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech  Topic: Use of Technology post Stroke
  2. June 18, 2020, Speaker: Grace Couture, PT, DPT Emory Healthcare Topic: Recovery Doesn’t End When You Leave Rehab
  3. July 23, 2020 Topic: How music is processed and perceived in the brain and how we utilize music as a unique tool in neurorehabilitation to maximize neuroplasticity and recovery Speaker: Delaney Mohesky, Music for Brain Health: MedRhythms Neurologic Music Therapy
  4. August 20, 2020 Topic: Yoga following Stroke Speaker: Kelli Bethel PT, DPT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, Director of Yoga Therapy and Yoga, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  5. September 17, 2020: Topic: Estate planning for family with special needs: Session 1 Speaker: Keith Miles, JD, MBA, LLM, The Law Office Of Keith R. Miles, LLC
  6. October 15, 2020: Topic: Estate planning for family with special needs: Session 2 Speaker: Keith Miles, JD, MBA, LLM, The Law Office Of Keith R. Miles, LLC
  7. November 19, 2020: Topic: Strengthening Resilience through Compassion – insights from Emory’s CBCT program (cognitively-based compassion training) Speaker: Timothy Harrison, Associate Director for CBCT, Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University
  8. December 17, 2020: No speaker, general meeting.
  9. January — no meeting

Upcoming Meetings

  1. February 18th 6.30pm Speaker: Maryanne Weatherill PhD, CCC-SLP Topic: registry, cognition, aging and brain injury