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Health Conditions

If you are living with one of the following health conditions, these resources can help you to find support groups, specialized care, and so much more.

Stroke and Aphasia

Aphasia is a comprehension and communication disorder resulting from damage or injury to the specific area in the brain. Stoke is the most common form of aphasia. If you or a loved one have experienced a stroke or suffer from aphasia, these resources can help connect you to support in the community.

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American Stroke Association

(888) 478-7653

American Stroke Association provides stroke resource library, support groups, StrokeSmart magazine, stroke helpline, newsletters, and raises awareness of stokes.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)

Arizona Relay Service (AZRS)

635 S. Ellis St., #2094
Chandler, AZ 85224

( 7-1-1) | (520) 277-7278 | TTY (800) 676-3777

Fax: (913) 523-0275

  • Spanish Services

Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) is a public service that makes communication by telephone easy and accessible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have difficulty speaking.

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Friends Of Aphasia

Aphasia Center of Tucson

1011 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste 301
Tucson , AZ 85711

(520) 730-8428

Fax: (520) 300-8328

Aphasia Center of Tucson offers personalized programs and structured group sessions aimed at improving communication skills to those suffering from aphasia. Individual aphasia therapy by a licensed speech-language pathologist is also available, as are support groups for family and friends.

National Aphasia Association

P.O. Box 87
Scarsdale, NY 10583

National Aphasia Association provides aphasia support groups and other aphasia resources for individuals with aphasia or caregivers caregiving for individuals with aphasia. Please visit our website for more information.

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Saguaro Aquatics Swim School

Adult Wellness

5302 E. Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 638-8040

Saguaro Aquatics offers an Aquatic Wellness program for adults to help strengthen the core, increase balance and mobility, stretching, and centering. The indoor, saltwater pool is heated to 91 degrees. The program is designed for all adults who have had joint replacement, stroke recovery, MS, Parkinson's, Arthritis, and anyone with mobility issues. We also offer an Ai Chi program (Tai Chi in the water!) for all adults.

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business hours
M - S 10:-00 AM - 7:00 PM

Group classes $15 per class per person
Private session with the program director $35
Annual registration fee $35 per family

St. Joseph's Hospital

Carondelet Health Network

350 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 873-3000

St. Joseph's Hospital is a 486-bed facility and is an accredited Chest Pain Center, we have been recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association with a Get with the Guidelines Award for stroke care, and has nationally-certified Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs. St. Joseph's provides one of the region's most comfortable labor and delivery units as well as high-quality care and customer service in programs such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, wound care, stroke, diabetes, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation.St. Joseph's Hospital also provides patient support groups for stroke, aphasia, amputee, cancer, cardiac, pulmonary, loss, and caregiver support groups. For more information on services and groups, please visit our website or call.

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business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona

2720 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 488-5009

Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona provides information and resources, including private consultations on what to expect after a stroke, day activities and retreats, and multiple support groups throughout Pima County. Please visit their website for specific support group locations and other activities and resources.

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business hours
T 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, F 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (by appointment)

No Cost

TMC for Seniors Support Groups

TMC El Dorado Health Campus

1400 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 324-1960


Listed below is a variety of support groups offered at TMC for Seniors:
WomenHeart Support Group
Open to women (only) who are recovering and coping with cardiac disease.
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration required, call 520-324-1960.

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday,
2-3:30 p.m. Registration required.
Call (520) 529-2305 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group
Groups meet monthly on the third Monday, 9-10 a.m.
Caregivers/care partners were helping an older adult with any issue (other than dementia).
Join with others to share your questions, get ideas, and feel less alone.

Stroke Support Group
This group is open to stroke survivors and care partners.
Meets monthly on the third Monday,
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly on the first and third Thursday,
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. No registration needed.
Call 520-322-6601 for more information

APDA Parkinson Support Group
Groups meet monthly on the third Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Call (520) 326-5400 to confirm the meeting.

Tucson Ostomy Support Group
Groups meet monthly on the fourth Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
Call (520) 206-0268 to confirm the dates.

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business hours
M 9:00 - 10:00 AM

TSA Cares

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Airport Security & Caregiving Issues

(855) 787-2227 | 7-1-1

TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions, and other particular circumstances, additional assistance during the security screening process. Call 72-hours before traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures, and what to expect at the security checkpoint. Travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist who can provide on-the-spot assistance. If you are a caregiver, who anticipates having to fly with a care recipient who has dementia, severe hearing loss, aphasia, behavioral problems, or any other issue that may disrupt the screening process, call TSA Cares to make arrangements for individual assistance.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM, S - Su 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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