Stroke, Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Groups

Metro Omaha Area

Nebraska's Hope for a Better Tomorrow Stroke Support Group

The Nebraska's Hope for a Better Tomorrow stroke support group provides support for brain aneurysm patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at both Nebraska Medicine and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals Omaha Campus from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and refreshments are provided at all meetings.

For additional information please contact the Group Facilitators:

Sarina McNeel at or call 402.699.2666
Megan Tiffey at or call 402.552.3923

2018 Meeting Dates:

  • JAN 9th  
  • FEB 13th
  • MAR 13th 
  • APR 10th
  • MAY 8th 
  • JUN 12th 
  • JUL 10th 
  • AUG 14th
  • SEP 11th
  • OCT 9th
  • NOV 13th 
  • DEC 11th 

See this information and additional details in a downloadable flyer.

Related Links:

Joe Niekro Foundation Support Group at Nebraska Medicine 

If you or someone you love has been affected by a brain aneurysm, AVM (arteriovenous malformation) or hemorrhagic stroke, join us as we come together to support one another and share stories.


Nebraska Medical Center

Lower Storz Pavillion, Room 6

4350 Dewy Ave.

Omaha, NE 68105


6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Third Thursday of every month

For More Information:


Call: Poli 402.314.9746 or Lindsey 402.540.4980

VA Nebraska – Western Iowa Healthcare System

4101 Woolworth Ave., Omaha, Neb., 68105

For information call 402.346.8800 x5126

Nebraska Methodist Stroke Club

8303 Dodge St., Omaha, Neb, 68114

Methodist Hospital Cornhusker Room

Meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

For information contact:

Donnis Arens


or Sharon Plummer 712.322.1193

Immanuel Rehabilitation Center

Immanuel Conference Center

Meets from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. the 1st Tuesday of each month

6901 N. 72nd St.

Omaha, Neb., 68122

For information contact:

Michel Clair



Please RSVP if you plan to attend

Lakeside Hospital

16901 Lakeside Hills Ct., Omaha, Neb.

Second Tuesday of every month

Swanson Conference Room

Please RSVP by calling 402.717.8392

Lincoln Nebraska

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital - Lincoln Campus

5401 South St., Lincoln, Neb., 68506

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on  the 4th Thursday of the month

Flanagan Meeting Room

For information contact:

Carol Olson, PT


Greater Nebraska

Columbus Community Hospital

Columbus Wellness Center - Multi-purpose Room

Meets from noon to 1 p.m. monthly meetings on fourth Wednesday of each month

Prairie Room, 4600 38th St.,

For information contact:

Megan Jantzi


Scottsbluff Stroke Support Group at Educational Services Unit

4215 Ave. I, Scottsbluff, Neb., 69361

ESU 13

For information contact:

Martha Douglas 308.761.3372 or

Vicki Rutter 308.436.3228

Meets from at 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time the third Tuesday of each month. 

Scottsbluff Stroke Support Group at Regional West Medical Center

4021 Ave. B, Scottsbluff, Neb., 69361

308.630.1440 (Acute Rehab Unit), Scottsbluff 1 Room

For information contact:

Gene McDowell, PT, MHS, DPT, CSRS,

Meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time the second Tuesday of each month. 

RSVP is appreciated but not required. Lunch is included.

CHI Health St. Francis 

2620 West Faidley Ave. Grand Island, Neb., 68803

Room 6 A and B

For information contact:

Kristi Farley, 308.398.6507

Meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month

Hastings Support Group

Mary Lanning Memorial Health Care

Medical Services Building - Lower Level

Meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the 1st Wednesday of every month

715 N. St. Joseph Ave., Hastings, Neb., 68901

For information contact:

Andrew McCarty, RN, Coordinator

402.461.5256 or 402.462.2139

St. Francis Memorial Hospital

430 N. Monitor St., West Point, Neb., 68788

For information contact:

Olivia Walker


Box Butte General Hospital

2101 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Neb., 69301

Alliance Room

3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month

For information contact:

Martha Douglas, SLP


For additional support groups in Nebraska, visit the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska.

Greater Iowa

Mercy Medical Center

801 5th St., Sioux City, Iowa 51102

For information contact:

Nicole Shay


Stroke Support Group

LeMars, Iowa

For information call:


Spencer Hospital Cardiac Rehab in Spencer, Iowa

For information call:


Aphasia Reading Club

Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic

Tuesday afternoons

250 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, Iowa

For information contact:

Alison Lemke, MA, MPA, CCC-SLP Clinical Assoc Professor


South Dakota

University of Iowa

For information contact:

Alison Lemke


The Center for Active Generations

2300 West 45th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57105

For information contact:

Karen Brokenleg