Reading Hospital offers several support groups for patients who have
experienced functional loss or disability. Family, friends, and
caregivers are welcome.
Support Group Those who have experienced
an amputation, or friends and family of someone who has
experienced an amputation, are encouraged to join our Amputee
Support Group. Our guest speakers provide education on various
topics. This group offers socialization and support for
patients, former patients, and the community.
Injury Support Group
The Brain Injury Support Group at Reading Health Rehabilitation
Hospital is designed to offer support to survivors of a brain
injury, along with their family and friends. The support group
is focused on providing education, emotional support, and
opportunities for socialization and peer support.
Recovering from stroke can be a long, hard road – not only for
stroke survivors but also for their family and friends. The
Stroke Support Group is designed to help stroke survivors,
family members, and friends learn more about life after stroke.
The group sessions will include educational information, guest
speakers, and opportunities for social interaction.
The Aphasia Support Group is designed to help people with
aphasia, family members, and friends deal with the ongoing
challenges encountered when living with aphasia. The group
sessions will include educational information, guest speakers,
and opportunities for social interaction.
Caregiving can be a lonely task. Aside from family, there are
few others who are available to lend support. The Caregiver
Support Group provides a place where caregivers can voice their
feelings and needs without guilt. Participants also have the
opportunity to share ideas about what works to help take care of
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group provides an opportunity to
discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to
common problems of Parkinson’s Disease – such as anxiety and
depression – that can affect the entire family. The support
group also provides an avenue for a better understanding of the
diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Falls, car accidents, work accidents, and violence can change a
person’s life and their families’ lives in a matter of moments.
This series of programs is targeted to those persons who have
experienced a trauma event and have felt the severity of the
impact on their lives. Patients, caregivers, and loved ones are
of PA Support Group
Founded by a nurse whose son has Arnold Chiari Brain
malformation, ChiariPeople seeks to bring fellow Chiarians
together to share in support for one another and to participate
in fundraising to help find a cure for this devastating brain
Breathers Support Group
Better Breathers offers support, education, information, and
guidance to individuals and their families with lung health
For more information, please call 610-988-HELP.