Support Group

Virtual support groups

Experiencing a stroke at a young age and navigating through the recovery process can be quite daunting and lonely, especially given that for so long stroke has been typically considered a disease that impacts older individuals. 

Here at Life After Stroke, we want to assist young stroke survivors with their rehabilitation and recovery. We hold monthly virtual support groups for young brain injury survivors across Canada and worldwide! These support groups allow survivors to connect with each other over shared similar experiences. The support group leaders also provide helpful resources for attendees and have guest speakers who specialize in various aspects of stroke recovery.

Our support groups are led by Julie Tomaino, who is a stroke survivor herself, and our support group coordinators: Ella Sofia (young stroke survivor and motivational speaker), Rachel (occupational therapist), and Evita (young stroke survivor).

New attendees are always welcome! Please email julie@julietomaino.com for more information and to sign up to attend!

Young Stroke Survivor Support Group Meeting

Our next virtual support group for young stroke survivors is happening on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021!

Join us at 7 PM EST/ 5 PM MST/4 PM PST on Zoom where you will get to connect with other members of our growing community to chat about how are you doing.

This month we’re having a guest speaker, our very own support group coordinator, Ella Sofia who’s going to talk about Mental Rehab. 

Ella Sofia

Email julie@julietomaino.com or more information and to sign up. And if you’ve never used Zoom before, no worries—we got you! Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to use Zoom for our virtual support group.


While we usually love to bring our Life After Stroke community together, unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in-person events within our community are on hold for the foreseeable future. Keep an eye out on this page though for all of our upcoming virtual meet-ups or—even better—when we return with IRL meetups. Can’t wait to see you all again and connect.

You can also subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear of our return to community events. 

You can check out some of our Support Group guest Speakers on our YouTube Channel.