Support & Therapy Services

Heart and Stroke Health Support Groups

Support Groups

Brain Waves: A Stroke Support Group

Please join us for our community stroke and brain injury support meeting for stroke survivors, family and caregivers. Brain Waves is a community support group that meets on the third Thursday of the month from 2 to 4:00 p.m. at Northwest Community Hospital, 800 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL. Enter through the main entrance and proceed to Room 10.

The monthly program includes social time, light refreshments and topic discussions that can be educational or interactive. Guest speakers with various expertise have offered sessions that have included laughter yoga, art therapy, and Tai Chi lessons. The community support assists with stroke recovery and building new relationships.

The program is free of charge, but advance registration is required. 

Register online or call (847) 618-4968. Please contact Betsy Wolin at with any additional questions.

Heart Failure Education and Support Group

Learn more about managing your disease, including medication and diet education, and information about Medicare and insurance and outpatient support. Open discussion to follow educational component. There is no charge and family members are welcome. Walk-ins are welcome.

Register online.

Heart Throbs / ICD Support Group

For individuals who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their families. For more information, call the Pacemaker Clinic at 847-618-7920.