Support Groups

Brain Injury

The INI Brain Injury Support Group for people who have survived brain injury, their families, friends and professionals. For more information, call (309) 624-8575.

Brain Tumor

We hold a brain tumor support group at least five times each year to provide families an opportunity to connect face-to-face with others who have had similar experiences. We also have guest speakers share information on symptom management, current research and other topics. The group meets at OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute, 200 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Peoria. Please contact Cassie Richardson, brain tumor nurse navigator, at (309) 324-4000, ext. 76503 or email to learn more.


Support group information is available through the following resources:

Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois


Parkinson’s Support Group of the Heartland

St. John’s Lutheran Church
1618 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm.
Bob Howard (309 ) 557-8240
Roger Halleen (309) 699-7394

Central Illinois Parkinson Support Group (CIPSG)

OSF Center for Health – Glen Park
5114 N. Glen Park Pl.
Peoria, IL 61614
Just off of W. Glen Ave.
Meets the first Saturday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
(309) 699-7394

The Young Onset/Parkinista’s

Panera’s at the Westlake in Peoria
Meets monthly – call for dates and times
Roger Halleen (309) 699-7394


Stroke Camp -- Our mission is to provide a weekend camping experience for stroke survivors and caregivers. The retreat includes education, socialization, relaxation, great food, emotional support, and fun for all. The Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp is an opportunity for everyone to relax and get rejuvenated.

For more information, please contact us:
Phone: (866) 688-5450
E-mail  |  Website

The INI Stroke Support Group provides support for persons who have had a stroke, their families and friends. For more information, call (309) 624-8575.  

The Ottawa Stroke Support Group offers participants the opportunity to explore resources and support to live a satisfying life while coping with losses and disabilities associated with stroke. 

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Meeting Room 4
Meets the first Friday of every month from 9 to 10 am. 
Mary Yuhas (815) 431-5316