Baptist Health-Fort Smith Hosts Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

FORT SMITH, Ark. – This year, Baptist Health-Fort Smith and Baptist Health Neuroscience Center-Fort Smith will host free in-person support group meetings quarterly for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Each session will offer an educational topic from a local expert in health care, opportunities to ask questions and share tips and success stories. The goal of this support group is to enable patients and their support systems to surround themselves with other people who understand what they are going through.

The first session will cover the topic of stroke recovery and will be Tuesday, March 26, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Baptist Health Glass Classroom on the first floor of Baptist Health-Fort Smith. Below is a look at the rest of the year’s sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 25, at  2 p.m. – “Embracing Your New Reality, Grieving the Life You Had and Focusing on Moving Forward”
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. – “Nutrition Therapy After a Stroke”
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. – “The Benefits of Therapy” (This session will be held in the Shuffield Education Center at Baptist Health-Fort Smith) 

Any stroke survivors and their caregivers in the River Valley are welcome to attend. To RSVP, call 1-888-BAPTIST or visit and click “Classes & Resources” to see a list of sessions.


About Baptist Health

For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 12 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app