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Support Groups

All of the Carondelet support groups meet on the campus of Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital. They are free and open to the public as appropriate.


Amputee Support Group

Purpose of the group is to provide support, education, information and resources for all amputees. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month 1:00-2:00 PM in the Agave Room in the Medical Pavilion of Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital (1st floor).  This group does not meet during the summer. Contact Ed Goulden at (520) 873-3661

Communication Support Group

Appropriate for individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, TBI or other neurologic etiology with resultant aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders, and /or pragmatic disturbances. The purpose is to utilize group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties. Meets every Tuesday from 11:00AM-Noon in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Group Room, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital (1st floor). Contact Jack Kriendler at (520) 873-3497

Life After Stroke Support Group

The goal of this group is to provide a forum for families, friends and survivors to learn about stroke and to provide support for each other. Contact Tom Slauson at (520) 218-5004 for meeting dates and times.


Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Appropriate for individuals who have mild cognitive deficits secondary to brain injury. Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 3-4:30 p.m. in the break room in Outpatient Rehabilitation (1st floor). Contact Ed Goulden at (520) 873-3661.

Spousal Support Group

Appropriate for spouses/significant others of individuals with communication difficulties due to stroke or traumatic brain injury. The group meets from 11:00AM- Noon in the Outpatient Rehabilitation break room. Contact Ed Goulden at (520) 873-3661


Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association

Encore Senior Living


    Monthly support group meeting the third Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm, free to the public
  • Encore Sr. Village at Tucson
  • 2675 N. Wyatt Dr.
  • 520-320-7505

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma Assocation

Balance disorders

Vestibular Disorders Association


(only meets in Phoenix)

Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson’s Disease Association – Arizona chapter


(offers multiple groups in Tucson)

American Parkinson’s Disease Association

Arizona Chapters of National Parkinson’s Foundation


(lists one support group in Tucson) National Parkinson’s Foundation


(note: no support groups in Tucson area)

Seizure disorders

Epilepsy Foundation


(closest chapter is in Phoenix)


American Stroke Association

Stroke Network (online support and information resources)