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Report Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-PA) does not support, endorse, or recommend any product, method of treatment, or program for individuals with brain injury. The ABIN-PA does not claim that the support groups listed encompass all organizations in Pennsylvania serving individuals with brain injury. Programs, services, names, and web sites listed are subject to change without prior notice. Individual names listed were by support group choice. To obtain the most recent information on listed services, it is advisable to contact the support group directly, and ask questions about their programs.
USA- Well Spouse Assoc.
Name: USA-Well Spouse Association
Location: Pennsylvania
Address:
USA- Well Spouse Assoc., US
Contacts: dcwash@earthlink.net 800-836-0879

Website: www.wellspouse.org
Meeting Day: call for location and day
Meeting Time: call ahead for times
Abington
Name: Abington Well Spouse Support Group
Location: Dixon Building across from Hospital
Woman's Auxiliary Room,2nd. floor free park pass
Address: 1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Contacts: Jeanne Riman 215-478-1689
Website: www.wellspouse.org.
Meeting Day: 1st. Wed. of month
Meeting Time: 7 to 9:00 pm
Allentown-LV BISG-Good Shep
Name: Lehigh Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Health & Technology Bldg.Conf.Rm.2nd Floor
Address: 850 S. 5th St.
Allentown-LV BISG-Good Shep, PA 18103-3296
Contacts: Bonnie Kuhns 610-776-3393
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Website: www.biplv.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, Jan/Feb 6:30-8:00
Altoona- Independent Living
Name: Center for Independent Living South Central PA.
1-800-237-9009
Location: Station Medical Center Conference Room K4 Entrance
Address: 1516 Ninth Avenue
Altoona- Independent Living , PA 16602
Contacts: Center for Independent Living 800-237-9009
Website: email:cilscpa@cilscpa.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of month
Meeting Time: 2:30 start
Altoona-HS BISG
Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona
Address: 2005 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona-HS BISG, PA 16602
Contacts: Brenda Williams 814-944-3535
800-873-4220
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Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Bedford-Independent Living
Name: Center for Independt Living South Central PA.
1-800-237-9009
Location: Colonial Courtyard Activity Room
Address: 220 Donahue Manor Road
Bedford-Independent Living , PA 15522
Contacts: Center for Independent Living 800-237-9009
Website: email:cilscpa@cilscpa.org
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of Month
Meeting Time: 5:30 start
Bethlehem-BISG Teens
Name: Brain Injury Support Group for Teens
Location: Good Shepherd Pediatric Unit
Address: 2855 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem-BISG Teens, PA 18017
Contacts: Sara Barabus 610-807-4200
Website: email: sbarabus@gsrh.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Butler - MM TBI SG
Name: Mind Matters: The Butler TBI Support Group
Location: Butler Memorial Hospital, Dimmick Room
Address: 911 E. Brady Street
Butler - MM TBI SG , PA 16001
Contacts: Ellen Stevens 724-637-2550
Dottie Ardell 724-285-3472
Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Chambersburg-Head Back
Name: Head Back
Locations vary each month - call to verify
Location: Call to determine - summer picnics only
Call for June/July/August/September picnic sites
Address:
Chambersburg-Head Back, PA 17201
Contacts: Karen Dubbs 717-263-5721
Kenna Swan 717-263-0192
Website: Newsletter sent monthly to attendees
Meeting Day: Last Thursday of month
Meeting Time:
Clarion - TBI Tues
Name: TBI Tuesdays
Keeling Health Center
Location: Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic
Clarion Main Campus
Address: 840 Wood Street
Clarion - TBI Tues, PA 16214
Contacts: Mary Pat McCarthy 814-393-2326
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Danville-Geisinger HS BISG
Name: Geisinger HealthSouth Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Geisinger HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
Address: 2 Rehab Lane
Danville-Geisinger HS BISG, PA 17821
Contacts: Amy Monroe 570-271-6110, X51428
Tonya Whitmire 570-271-6110, X59138
Website: no meeting Jan and Feb
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Doylestown - BCIU#22 PSG
Name: BCIU#22 Parent Support Group
Do not meet over the summer months
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
Address: 705 N Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown - BCIU#22 PSG, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen 800-770-4822, X2085
Marguerite Vasconcellos 800-770-4822, X1679
Website:
Meeting Day: Last Wednesday every month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Doylestown - BCIU#22 TSG
Name: BCIU#22 Teen Support Group
do not meet over summer
Location: Bucks County Intermediate Unit#22
Address: 705 N Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown - BCIU#22 TSG, PA 18901
Contacts: Sarah Krusen 800-770-4822, X2085
Marguerite Vasconcellos 800-770-4822, X1679
Website:
Meeting Day: 4th Wednesday during school yr
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Elkins Park-MossRehab
Name: Brain Injury Center Empowerment Group
Location: MossRehab at Elkins Park Campus
Drucker Brain Injury Center
Address: 60 E Township Line Rd. Rm. G1
Elkins Park-MossRehab, PA 19027-2220
Contacts: Katie Soreth-Harman 215-663-6757, X
Debbie Eisen 215-663-6857
Website: Call to verify
Meeting Day: call for date and time
Meeting Time:
Erie - BISG
Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Erie
Glenwood United Methodist Church social hall
Location: Glenwood United Methodist Church
Address: 2931 Myrtle St.
Erie - BISG, PA 16508
Contacts: Nanette Crawford 814-868-2182, X
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Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm in social hall
Greensburg - Westmoreland
Name: Westmoreland Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Trinity United Church of Christ
Address: 139 S Main Street
Greensburg - Westmoreland, PA 15601
Contacts: Bob Neal 412-754-0174
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Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00
Hummelstown
Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Jupiter Day Room location
Location: Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 1135 Old West Chocolate Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17033
Contacts: Melissa Carmen 717-361-2854
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Website: kwalter6456@gmail.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Huntingdon BIG-H
Name: Brain Injury Support Group of Huntingdon (BIG-H)
Location: J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center
Address: 860 Bryan Street
Huntingdon BIG-H, PA 16652
Contacts: Lisa Cullen 814-949-1905
Connie Stidd
Website: jcastidd@verizon.net
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Huntingdon- Indepedent Living
Name: Center for Independent Living of South Central PA.
1-800-237-9009
Location: JC Blair Education Center
Address: 860 Bryan Street
Huntingdon- Indepedent Living, PA 16652
Contacts: Center for Independent Living 800-237-9009
Beth Thomas - voice mail 814-684-0335
btphone@gmail.com
Website: email:cilscpa@cilscpa.org
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of Month
Meeting Time: 7:30 start
Johnstown - BISG
Name: Johnstown Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Address: 101 Sunray Drive, Dorm A
Johnstown - BISG, PA 15905
Contacts: John Foster 814-255-8141
Website: jfoster@dvbic.org
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Johnstown - Looking Beyond
Name: Looking Beyond
Location: Unlimited Care Providers - Choices Community
Service Center
Address: 119 Jani Drive
Johnstown - Looking Beyond, PA 15904
Contacts: Kayla Newcomer 800-270-2393
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Website:
Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Johnstown-Murtha Brain Tumor
Name: Brain Tumor Support Group
Location: John P. Murtha
Neuroscience & Pain Institute
Address: 1450 Scalp Ave., Suite 2400
Johnstown-Murtha Brain Tumor, PA 15904
Contacts: Barb Duryea 814-269-5241
Website:
Meeting Day: 4th Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Lancaster-Acadia BISG
Name: Lancaster Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Acadia
Greenfield Corporate Center
Address: 1817 Olde Homestead Ln. Ste201
Lancaster-Acadia BISG, PA 17601
Contacts: Kathleen Meade 717-394-3466, X173
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Website: call for directions if needed
Meeting Day: 1st Thursday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Langhorne-HeadsOnStraight
Name: Heads On Straight Support Group
for TBI and Head Trauma Suvivors and Families
Location: Saint Mary Medical Center
Parenting Center in CDC bldg across frm ER
Address: Route 413
Langhorne-HeadsOnStraight, PA 19047
Contacts: Mike Hrbowski 215-741-4196
Ann Sears 215-741-4196
Website:
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm - 9pm
Leetsdale-HS Sewick Stroke SG
Name: Stroke Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Rehab of Sewickley, Danny Shirey room
Address: 303 Camp Meeting Rd.
Leetsdale-HS Sewick Stroke SG, PA 15143
Contacts: Michelle McCann 412-749-2388, X
Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Malvern-BMR Survivors/Family
Name: Survivors Group and Family Members Group
2 separate groups meet at same time
Location: Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation
Conference rooms 1 through 4
Address: 414 Paoli Pike
Malvern-BMR Survivors/Family, PA 19355
Contacts: Dr. Cynthia Simmonds 484-596-5430
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Mechanicsburg-HS BISG
Name: West Shore Brain Injury Support Group
Meet in rooms A and B
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Mechanicsburg
Address: 175 Lancaster Blvd
Mechanicsburg-HS BISG, PA 17055
Contacts: Pat Kautz 717-580-6129, X
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Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Mechanicsburg-HS Stroke SG
Name: Neuro Support Group
(primarily stroke support)
Location: HealthSouth Rehabiliation Center of Mechanicsburg
Conference Rooms A, B & C
Address: 175 Lancaster Blvd.
Mechanicsburg-HS Stroke SG , PA 17055
Contacts: Phyllis Kegerreis 717-652-2545
Website:
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Philadelphia - Brain Wise
Name: Brain Wise: Central Phila Brain Injury Support Gr
Location: Liberty Resources
1st Floor, 1st Room on the left
Address: 714 Market Street
Philadelphia - Brain Wise, PA 19106
Contacts: Lisa Kolker 215-843-4772
Website: goddess1@verizon.net
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Friday of each mth
Meeting Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia - Ch SeaTeens
Name: Special Teens Around Representing Brains
Location: Children's Seashore House, CHOP, 3rd Flr Teen Rm
Address: 34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia - Ch SeaTeens, PA 19104
Contacts: Gayle Chesley 267-426-7388, X
Maureen Sullivan 215-590-7645, X
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Website: Teens/caregivers meet same time/diff rms
Meeting Day: 2nd Wed. of month Sept-June
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Philadelphia - Cn Cty YA BISG
Name: Center City Young Adults Brain Injury Survivor SG
Location: We meet at Subway Restaurant
Address: 2217 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia - Cn Cty YA BISG, PA 19147
Contacts: --
Katie Morison 215-456-9416
Website: WeberKat@einstein.edu
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Philadelphia-CHOP CaregiversSG
Name: Parents and Caregivers Support Group
for Parents/Caregivers of Children w/Brain Injury
Location: Childrens Seashore House, Room 3364, CHOP
Address: 34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia-CHOP CaregiversSG, PA 19104
Contacts: Maureen Sullivan, MSW 215-590-7645, X
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Wed each month, Sept-June
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Philadelphia-Magee Aphasia
Name: Aphasi Community Support Group
Location: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital,2nd Floor
meets every month except August
Address: 1513 Race Street
Philadelphia-Magee Aphasia, PA 19102-1177
Contacts: Sarah Lantz 215-587-3142
Website: www.mageerehab.org/page.php?id=436
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of the month
Meeting Time: 1:00 to 2:30
Philadelphia-Magee BI FAM GP
Name: Brain Injury Family CARE Group
(Connections, Assistance, Resources, Education)
Location: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in the Gym
Address: 1513 Race Street
Philadelphia-Magee BI FAM GP, PA 19102-1177
Contacts: Jennifer Sulliman 215-587-3411
Emily Askin
Website: www.mageerehab.org
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Philadelphia-Magee Stroke
Name: Stroke Family CARE Group
(Connections, Assistance, Resources, Education)
Location: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in the gym
Address: 1513 Race Street
Philadelphia-Magee Stroke, PA 19102-1177
Contacts: Jennifer Sulliman 215-587-3411
Website: www.mageerehab.org
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Meeting Time: 6:00pm to 7:30
Philadelphia-Wendkos Stroke
Name: Wendkos Stroke Club
Location: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, 6th flr board room
meet every month except August
Address: 1513 Race Street
Philadelphia-Wendkos Stroke, PA 19102-1177
Contacts: Jennifer Sulliman 215-587-3411
James Phillips, President --
Website: www.mageerehab.org
Meeting Day: 1st Tuesday of the month
Meeting Time: 11:00am
Pittsburgh - BISG Squirrel Hil
Name: Brain Injury Support Groups at Children's Institut
meet in Room S-218
Location: The Children's Institute - Squirrel Hill
Address: 1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh - BISG Squirrel Hil, PA 15217
Contacts: Christine O'Brien 412-420-2536
Heather Ufberg 412-420-2253
Website:
Meeting Day: 1st Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Pittsburgh - Main Line Rehab
Name: Main Line Rehabilitation Brain Injury Support Gp
Location: Manor Oak II
Address: 1910 Cochran Rd.
Pittsburgh - Main Line Rehab, PA 15220
Contacts: Sarah Ries 412-.45-8.30, X140
Darcy Peer 412-.45-8.30, X129
Website: www.mainline-rehab.com
Meeting Day: Quarterly - last Wednesday
Meeting Time: 1 - 3pm, First Floor Conferenc
Pittsburgh-Brain Tumor SG
Name: Brain Tumor Support Group
Location: Cancer Caring Center
Address: 4117 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh-Brain Tumor SG, PA 15224
Contacts: Stephanie 412-622-1212
Website: www.cancercaring.org
Meeting Day: 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Pittsburgh-HS Moving Ahead SG
Name: Moving Ahead Brain Injury Support Group
Mclaughlin Education Room off main lobby
Location: HeatlhSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh-HS Moving Ahead SG, PA 15238
Contacts: Tom Byrnes 412-670-4861
Susan Little 412-828-1300, X7248
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Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh-PABIA-Alleghany Ctr
Name: Pittsburgh Area Brain Injury Alliance
Support Group
Location: Allegheny Center Alliance Church
Call to check date, time, building & room location
Address: 250 E Ohio Street
Pittsburgh-PABIA-Alleghany Ctr, PA 15212
Contacts: Ed Crinnion 412-415-3132
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Website: evc47@netzero.com
Meeting Day:
Meeting Time:
Pittsburgh-ReMed
Name:
Location: ReMed of Pittsburgh, 2nd Flr, Suite 201
Address: 5830 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh-ReMed, PA 15232
Contacts: Tom Byrnes 412-670-4861
Mike Sittig 412-512-8595
Website: www.remed.com
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh-UPMC Mercy Hosp
Name: UPMC Rehab Hospital TBI Support Group
Location: UPMC Mercy Hospital
Address: 1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh-UPMC Mercy Hosp, PA 15219
Contacts: Lynne Marshall 412-232-4023
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Mon. of mo. except Jan.
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm room 2408
Pleasant Gap-HS BISG
Name: Nittany Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Location: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 550 West College Avenue
Pleasant Gap-HS BISG, PA 16823
Contacts: Sharon Poorman 814-359-3421, X 5659
800-842-6026
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Pottsville-SchuylRehab BISG
Name: Anthracite Area Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center
Address: 300 Schuylkill Medical Plaza
Pottsville-SchuylRehab BISG, PA 17901
Contacts: Erin 570-621-9500, X9507
Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Friday of each month
Meeting Time: 12:30 to 2:00
Quakertown-Success-Family
Name: Family/Spouse/Partner Support Group
Location: First United Church of Christ
Address: 4th St & Park Avenue
Quakertown-Success-Family, PA 18951
Contacts: Marlene Nathans --
Vicki Young 215-234-0934
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Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Quakertown-Sucess Spouse
Name: Spousal Support Group
First United Church
Location: Success Rehabilitation Inc
4th and Park Street Quakertown PA.
Address: 5666 Clymer Road
Quakertown-Sucess Spouse, PA 18961
Contacts: Diane Beres 215-538-3488

Website:
Meeting Day: 3rd Monday of the month
Meeting Time: 6 to 8:00 pm
Reading-HS BISG
Name: Brain Injury Recovery Support Group of Reading
meet in the Cafeteria
Location: HealthSouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital
Address: 1623 Morgantown Road
Reading-HS BISG, PA 19607
Contacts: Pam Reeves 610-374-0989
Bette Turner 717-484-2151
James Burke
Website:
Meeting Day: 1st Saturday of each month
Meeting Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Somerset-Independent Living
Name: Center for Independent Living of South Central PA
1-800-237-9009
Location: Community Action Partnership
Address: 535 East Main Street
Somerset-Independent Living, PA 15501
Contacts: Center for Independent Living 800-237-9009
Website: email-cilscpa@cilscpa.org
Meeting Day: 4th Tuesdat of Month
Meeting Time: 1:00 start
Towanda- Bradford Co BISG
Name: Bradford County Brain Injury Support Group
Location: Call for information
Address:
Towanda- Bradford Co BISG, PA
Contacts: Bonnie Williams 570-265-1760
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Website:
Meeting Day:
Meeting Time:
Tyrone - Tyrone BISG
Name: Tyrone Brain Injury Support Group
Location:
Address: Depends on event
Tyrone - Tyrone BISG , PA
Contacts: Beth Thomas - voice mail 814-684-0335
btphone@gmail.com
Website:
Meeting Day: 4 to 6 meetings per year
Meeting Time: Depends on event
Warrington - Therapeutic
Name: Working Toward Recovery
Location:
Address: 1243 Easton Rd, Suite 203
Warrington - Therapeutic , PA 18976
Contacts: Dr. Jay Stone 215-491-1119
Website: thecenterinwarrington.com
Meeting Day: 11:00 to 1:30 once a week
Meeting Time: Call for info, fees, format
Wilkes-Barre-Heinz BISG
Name: Brain Injury Support Group at John Heinz
Location: The Board Room at John Heinz Institute
of Rehabilitation
Address: 150 Mundy Street
Wilkes-Barre-Heinz BISG, PA 18702
Contacts: Donna Kopicki 570-826-3888
Website: Call for location.
Meeting Day: Last Wed of each month
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm call to confirm
Williamsport-Wm.Hosp.Network
Name: Stroke and Head Injury Network Support Group
call Denise 570-321-2656 to be put on mail list
Location: Williamsport Hospital
Address: 777 Rural Avenue
Williamsport-Wm.Hosp.Network, PA 17701
Contacts: Mary Ann Belfy 570-321-2656
Website:
Meeting Day: 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Time: 2 to 3:30
Wyomissing-BISG
Name: Brain Injury Support Group
Class room #1
Location: Reading Post Acute Rehab Hospital,
Address: 2802 Papermill Road
Wyomissing-BISG, PA 19610-1065
Contacts: Dr. Heather Nissley 484-388-2681
Emergencies 610-988HELP
Website: nissley@readinghospital.org
Meeting Day: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm
York-HS Aim High
Name: Aim High Support Group
meet in patient occupation therapy room
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of
York
Address: 1850 Normandie Drive
York-HS Aim High, PA 17408
Contacts: Doris DeJonge 717-767-8786
Website:
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm


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