Guided Adaptive Cycling Starts Dec. 2018 – Spring 2019

2016 SFS cycling group

Guided adaptive cycling is back in Tucson starting December 27th!

Spokes Fighting Strokes (SFS) adaptive cycling will be at Curtis Park every Wednesday at 11:00 am starting December 27th. Directions for Curtis Park: 2110 W. Curtis Rd, Tucson AZ, 85705, south of the major intersection of La Cholla and River Rd. 

Stroke survivors will be provided a state-of-the-art tricycle that will be adapted to your own needs.  The guided rides are along the paved, no-traffic river path.  Your cycling guides will include SFS founder and stroke survivor Dan Zimmerman and University of Arizona students.  

This fantastic offering is free of charge but requires a RSVP.  A week before you arrive, please email with your name, height, weight, and what side (arm or leg) your stroke might have affected.  All abilities and cycling experiences can be accommodated.  Please email Dan with any questions.

Please join this FREE cycling activity and experience the freedom and rehabilitation benefits it brings!

Categories: Healthy Living, Resources, Survivorship

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Hello friends of the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona.  We’re pleased to announce that we now have a page on Facebook.

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Categories: Announcements, Resources

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

New Support Group!


Encompass Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson offers a stroke support group on the third Thursday of every month. Group begins at 11:00 AM.  The next group meets on May 18th.

Contact for more information.

Encompass Rehabilitation Institute is located at  2650 N Wyatt Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712.

Categories: Resources, Survivorship

Spokes Fighting Strokes

We have a new resource listed on the Fitness page.


Spokes Fighting Strokes offers free adaptive cycling sessions (trikes provided) every Thursday at Curtis Park in Tucson.  Sessions are at 10 am and 1 pm.  Preregistration/RSVP is required.  Contact Lise or Dan at (303) 249-8621 or and provide the following information: height, weight, which side is affected and level of functionality (wheelchair, cane, assist needed, etc).


Categories: Healthy Living, Resources

Download the Stroke App

stoke-appThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association invite you to download the free “Spot a Stroke FAST” app (iOS or Android).

Click for iOS

Click for Android

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Categories: Awareness, Resources

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

Featured Resources

Patient Care Advocates

Patient Care Advocates provides home health care and hospital advocacy services. Their mission is to care for all of our clients in a manner that promotes and enhances their independence, quality of life, dignity and individuality. When we successfully accomplish our mission, we promote the dignity of all people.

(520) 546-4141
2122 N. Craycroft | Suite 116
Tuscon, AZ 85712

La Posada at Park Center

La Posada offers a continuum of care living community supporting independent and assisted living. Their mission is to maximize the well-being of seniors. La Posada’s history dates to the mid-1980s when the highly renowned Tucson Medical Center (TMC) began our award-winning, multi-faceted retirement community that today serves as a national model. In 1997, La Posada became an independent, stand-alone, not-for-profit community that is unique in Southern Arizona.

(520) 648-8131
350 E. Morningside Road
Green Valley, AZ 85614


Categories: Resources

Million Hearts

MH_LogoHeart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

This informative website offers a variety of resources to learn about preventing heart disease and stroke.

Visit the Million Hearts website to learn more or navigate to the Stroke Education page of this website.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiver Action Network provides a variety of resources for the new or seasoned family caregiver.  Visit their website at

Presidential Proclamation –National Family Caregivers Month, 2014



Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.

In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers provide invaluable strength and assistance to their family members, and as the number of older Americans rises, so will the number of caregivers. Many of these dedicated people work full time and raise children of their own while also caring for the needs of their loved ones. Caregivers support the independence of their family members and enable them to more fully participate in their communities, and as a Nation, we have an obligation to empower these selfless individuals.

My Administration continues to work to improve many of the resources on which caregivers depend. The Affordable Care Act invested in programs that expand home and community-based services. To lift up a new generation of service members — our 9/11 Generation — we are fighting to ensure those who care for them have access to the support they need, including financial assistance, comprehensive caregiver training, mental health services and counseling, and respite care. Many caregivers rely on workplace flexibility and reasonable accommodations, and this year my Administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families to develop a comprehensive agenda that ensures hard-working Americans do not have to choose between being productive employees and responsible family members. And next year, we will host the White House Conference on Aging, which will focus on the needs of older Americans and those who care for them.

Not only this month, but every month, let us work alongside our Nation’s caregivers and make certain they are able to provide the best possible care for their loved ones for as long as necessary. Together, we recognize those who place service above self, including the women and men looking after our veterans. By offering them the same comfort, social engagement, and stability they bring to others, may we remind them that they are not alone.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.


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