Stroke Support

Stroke Support Group

Blake Medical Center provides facilitation for the Stroke Support Group which meets the second Monday monthly in the Dolphin-Pelican Room from 2:00-3:30 pm (no meetings in June, July, or August). This group provides socialization as well as educational and supportive information to stroke survivors, caregivers, and professionals who deal with brain attack.

We are registered with:

For more information, contact Tami Spyker, Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology, at (941) 798-6278.

Download the Stroke Support Group brochure (PDF - 555 KB)

Stroke Support Peer Visitor Program

The Stroke Support Peer Visitor Program is an education and wellness program for stroke survivors and their families. This program is offered at Blake Medical Center by a team of trained caregivers and stroke survivors with assistance from healthcare professionals.

The program matches recovering stroke survivors and caregivers with persons and families recently affected by stroke. Through personal visits, Peer Visitors offer encouragement, advice and most importantly, hope. Their own victory over stroke is the best possible proof that life after stroke can be happy, productive and independent.

To request a Peer Visitor contact your nurse or other healthcare provider, or call Tami Spyker in the Speech Therapy Department at (941) 798-6278.

For more information on the stroke program at Blake Medical Center please call: