Sunday, September 9, 2012

No Meeting This Month...We are Now a Community Resource Group

September 11th Meeting and Future Meetings are Canceled.

Special Thank You to Northwest Community Church for allowing us to use their space for past meetings.

We are now a registered American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Community Resource Group.

This means we are available to meet with you at our office by Appointment Only. Please call 407-271-4911 for more information. We also will utilize this site to disseminate information from the community. We can also email and mail you community resources.

Community organizations serving the Stroke and TBI populations are encouraged to send us information via email or mail so that we may disseminate it to families and individuals in need.

Our office location and mailing address is: 1200 State Road 434, Suite 124, Longwood, FL 32750

Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP
Group Coordinator

ATTENTION: Changed Group Format!

ATTENTION: Changed Group Format!

We are now a resource based group! This means that we will serve the community by providing necessary resources. There will be no scheduled meetings...However, if you are in need of meeting with us, we are available at our Longwood office by Appointment Only. To schedule an appointment, call 407-271-4911. Our Longwood office is 1200 State Road 434, Suite 124, Longwood, FL 32750.

Again, we are more than happy to meet with you and your family for support. Please feel free to call 407-271-4911 to schedule an appointment. Thank you.

Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP
Group Coordinator

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April's Meeting

Thank you again to Aleks of CORA Rehabilitation for giving us an overview of outpatient Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our next meeting is on May 8th at the Northwest Community Church Community Room, 5495 Clarcona Ocoee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810.

See you then!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Meeting Times

Our Support Group meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our Meeting Times for the rest of the year are as follows:

April 10
May 8
June 12
July  10
Aug  14
Sept 11
Oct 9
Nov 13
Dec 11

Meetings are 11a-1p in the Community Room at Northwest Community Church, 5495 Clarcona Ocoee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810.
Contact Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP at for more information or call 407-271-4911.

Guest Bloggers!

Northwest Orlando Stroke/TBI Support Club is now taking submissions for Guest Bloggers! If you have a blog regarding Stroke, Prolonged Illness, or TBI, please submit it to: Thank you for your contribution in advance!

Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP

March Stroke/TBI Support Group

March Serenity, Not Madness Was The Theme

What a wonderful support meeting today! It is always a good thing when we have the opportunity to walk away and feel refreshed, encouraged, and armed with applicable/functional knowledge.

Our guest speaker, Gia Giles, owner of CrossFit Training and Massage in Altamonte Springs, talked with us about STRESS. We learned about what it can do to the body, our health, and our mind. Gia showed us functional stretching exercises that will improve health and wellness as we continue to care for ourselves and others after a TBI or Stroke has occurred.

If you are looking for a comfortable place to share, grow, and learn, please join us at our next Northwest Orlando Stroke/TBI Support Group. Meetings are held, 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 11a-1p, in the community room of Northwest Community Church, 5495 Clarcona Ocoee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810.

~Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP

March Stroke/TBI Support Group Guest Speaker, Gia Giles

Gia Giles is a native Floridian and graduated from UCF with a Bachelor's
degree in Respiratory Therapy. She was instrumental in forming the Florida Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. As a mother of 4 children who are now grown, she decided to further her education at Florida College of Natural Health and became a State and Nationally licensed MassageTherapist, Certified Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer as well as a Kinesio Tape Practitioner and Cranial Release Technique Practitioner. She owns her own Health Studio and Sports Karate Dojo in Altamonte Springs, Florida called "Cross Training Fitness and Massage" where she and her team of professionals proudly practice reshaping their client's spirit, mind and