Young Enabled Stroke Survivors

YESS Virtual Support Group


Who: Individuals with stroke under the age of 55

Where: Virtual meetings via Zoom.

When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8pm IST



Over the past few decades, the incidence of stroke in working age individuals has risen at an alarming rate. Young stroke survivors may face different challenges than older individuals who have had strokes, including learning to cope with role and life-stage changes such as employment, raising children and driving.

The Young Enabled Stroke Support group (YESS) was created with exactly those issues in mind. YESS offers virtual services for young stroke survivors. Specifically, the group addresses the needs, roles, lifestyles and goals of the younger adult to promote socialization, quality of life and participation in life roles.

Social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists all work together with the support group, providing a multidisciplinary approach to program facilitation that distinguishes it from other stroke support programs.

Our young stroke survivor support group activities includes group sessions on:

  • Driving

  • Working

  • Sex and relationships

  • Stroke education and prevention

  • Technology and adaptive equipment

  • Communication and socialization

  • Group exercise challenges


This young stroke survivors support group is goal-oriented and can serve as a vital change agent for social participation, role engagement, advocacy, empowerment and independence after stroke.

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