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

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

Facing the Holidays as a Caregiver

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but particularly after you or a family member has experienced a stroke. Here are a few suggestions and strategies to ease the holiday season and help you find calm in the midst of what can be a busy and emotional season. [Continue reading]

Source: Micki Burns, (December 6, 2016),  Stoke Smart,

Categories: Awareness, Survivorship

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

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

Learning a New Language after Stroke

Having lost her ability to read because of a stroke, acclaimed writer Esmeralda Santiago began the difficult but familiar process of learning a new language.

Click to read the story.

Categories: In the News, Survivorship

Tai Chi for Stroke Survivors

Tucson Parks & Recreation is offering a series of Tai Chi classes for people with physical disabilities.  Gentle Movements, Everbody Learns Tai Chi will increase individual’s body awareness, support relaxation, and enhance alignment through balance and fall prevention. This Tai Chi class is safe and respects everyone’s needs.

The class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Therapeutic Recreation Center, 1000 S. Randolph Way. Classes begin on August 5th.  Call (520) 791-4504 to register.

Categories: Announcements, Events, Survivorship

UAMC Support Groups

Did you know that the Sarver Heart Center at University of Arizona Medical Center offers Community Support Groups?

Second Monday of every month | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
University of Arizona Medical Center
Dining Room C | 1501 N. Campbell Ave. | Tucson, AZ 85724 (Directions)

Second Thursday of every month | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
La Perla at La Posada
Zuni Room | 350 E Morning Side Rd.| Green Valley, AZ 85614 (Directions)

Contact (520) 626-2901 for more information.

Categories: Resources, Survivorship

Stroke Recovery In the News

Read this article to learn about technological advances in stroke recovery.

Categories: In the News, Survivorship

Survivor Stories

Visit the AHA website to read first-person stories of life after stroke.  Read Inspirational Stories of Stroke Survivors. Link opens in new window.


Image: iStock Photo
Categories: Survivorship

Blog at