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Check out the new resources!

We are always updating the Resource Center.  Thank you to everyone who  contributed suggestions.  Keep them coming. Please go to each category page (by clicking the category name) to access the resources listed below.


TMC For Seniors at El Dorado offers a variety of programs to support seniors and their family members, from educational opportunities to year-round wellness programming and volunteer opportunities.

Home Care Services

The mission of Patient Care Advocates is to care for all of their clients in a manner that promotes and enhances independence, quality of life, dignity and individuality. They provide home health, caregiver, and advocacy services.

Rehabilitation Services

The Aphasia Center of Tucson is a Program of Saguaro Center for Speech & Language, PLLC.  It offers comprehensive individual and group sessions. Contact the center for schedules and tuition rates.

Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona is designed to return patients to leading active, independent lives, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona is a 60-bed rehabilitation hospital that provides a higher level of comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Categories: Announcements, Resources

Welcome Board Members

Jennifer BungerJennifer Bunger received her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University.  As a student clinician she facilitated aphasia groups at Portland State and the University of Arizona Speech and Language Clinics. She has served as the events coordinator for the UA Sarver Heart Center since 2010.  A favorite part of her job is making monthly reminder calls to members of the Green Valley Stroke Support Group, facilitated by Dr. Leslie Ritter. She has a passion to help facilitate a supportive community for stroke survivors and their caregivers.


Maya Luria currently serves as the director of senior services at Tucson Medical Center, overseeing initiatives, programs and services that enhance the quality of life for seniors throughout Southern Arizona. She is a native Tucsonan who appreciates the area’s rich and unique culture. As a founder of Bald Beauties Project and co-chair of the Second Chance Tucson coalition, Maya focuses her efforts and time supporting causes for those in need.

Categories: Announcements

Dr. Ritter to Speak at Upcoming Event


Leslie Ritter

Leslie Ritter, PhD, Director of the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona (SRCSA) will speak at the upcoming Life After Stroke & Brain Injury event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Tucson Medical Center Senior Services.  Dr. Ritter’s talk, Community Resources on Your Path to Recovery will higlight SRCSA and other community services.

Other presentations include:

  • Your Brain after Injury: On the Path to Recovery | David Teeple, MD, TMC Stroke Center/Center for Neurosciences
  • Managing Depression | Sarah Burger, PhD, Center for Neurosciences
  • The Healing Power of Laughter | Gulshan Sethi, MD, Pima Heart, Director of TMC Cardiothoracic Surgery

Life After Stroke & Brain Injury is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Tucson Medical Center Senior Services is located at 1400 N. Wilmot. Registration is required. Please call (520) 324-4345 or email for more information.

stroke event

Categories: Announcements, Events, Healthy Living

Meet our Advisory Board

The Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona is grateful to the following individuals who serve on our advisory board:

  • James Dalen, MD, MPH, Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine, Senior Lecturer, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
  • Jeff Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Health South Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson
  • Martha Enriquez, RN, Chief Nursing Officer (ret), University Medical Center and Tucson Medical Center
  • Lisa Israel, Chief Executive Officer and President, La Posada
  • Steven Wool, MD, Southern Arizona Internal Medicine

Find the Advisory Board under our Leadership page.

Categories: Announcements

Register for Stroke Camp 2017!

Save the date for Stroke Camp 2017!

June 2 through 4, 2017
Redemptorist Renewal Center
Tucson, AZ

Camper Registration Form 2017

Volunteer Application Form

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Stroke Retreat 2017

Save the Date for the Stroke Retreat!

When: June 2-4, 2017

Where: Redemptorist Center, Tucson, AZ

Look for additional/registration information soon!


Stroke Camp 2016

Categories: Announcements, Events, Survivorship

Benefit Concert

November 5th | 12:00 to 2:00 PM | Shoppes at La Posada | Green Valley

There will be a benefit concert for the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona on Nov 5, 12 noon-2pm at the Shoppes at La Posada, 665 S. Park Center Ave,  Green Valley, AZ.

The concert features The Dust Devils, a popular Tucson band playing traditional bluegrass and newgrass music.  The concert is free.  There will be a raffle, live auction, food and drinks. Fabulous harmonies, toe tapping and sing-alongs are guaranteed to bring a smile to all!


Donations will be accepted at the concert and will help the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona support the June 2-4, 2017 Retreat for stroke survivors and volunteers, the stroke resource website, education seminars for the community, stroke support groups, and our future physical meeting place!

Can’t attend but want to offer your support?  Send your tax free* donations to:

Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona
3938 E. Grant Rd. #185
Tucson, AZ 85704

Concert generously supported by the Gordon Foundation and La Posada.

*The Stroke Resource Center is a registered 501c(3).  Please make checks payable to Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona.

Categories: Announcements, Events

New Support Groups

Go to the Support Groups page.


Green Valley Stroke Support Group

Every second Thursday of the month | 10:00 to 11:00 AM
La Perla at La Posada, Zuni Room
350 E Morningside Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614
For more information contact Dr. Leslie Ritter:

Tucson Medical Center Stroke Support Group

Every third Monday of the month | 10:30 to 12:00 PM
TMC El Dorado Campus, Senior Services Room
1400 N. Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ
For more information contact Wanda and Robert Stauffacher 743-2096 (H) or  240-4682 (C).

Categories: Announcements, Resources, Survivorship

First Stroke Camp in Southern Arizona a Success

20160521_220609_resizedSouthern Arizona’s  inaugural Stroke Camp was a success!

Volunteers provided almost 40 stroke survivors, caregivers and volunteers a weekend to remember.  Campers were deeply enriched by sharing their stories with each other, by engaging in game-challenges and music therapy and education sessions, and by just being pampered with massages, golf cart rides…and much, much more.  One stroke survivor told me “I was expecting this weekend to be fun, but I had no idea I would come away feeling so rejuvenated and so hopeful; I think the volunteers made all the difference!”

Plans are already underway for Stroke Camp 2017.  We look forward to providing this valuable experience to an even greater number of stroke survivors and caregivers in our community.

Leslie Ritter
Chair, Board of Directors
Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona



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