Young Enthusiastic Stroke Survivors support group (YESS) is a free support group for survivors and their families. A recognized member of the American Heart Association, YESS sponsors meetings and newsletters that focus on educating the community about stroke and highlighting the effects of stroke on young people and their families.
Education topics include coping skills, adjustment, family and intimacy, work and school re-entry and support sharing. YESS also sponsors social activities such as adaptive sports, day trips, barbecues, special events and community projects. YESS is not limited to stroke survivors. It also supports adults with head injuries, family members, professionals and educators.
- Brain function
- Coping skills
- Disaster preparedness
- Health and wellness
- Stress management
YESS meets for social events throughout year in the city of San Diego and for educational meetings on various Fridays at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center.
To learn more about this group, please call Grace Latimer, recreation therapist at Grossmont Rehabilitation Center, at 619-740-4104 or Bernadette Gore, recreation therapist at Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center, at 858-939-3048.
Patients may park in the Sharp Rees-Stealy/Rehabilitation lot in front of the building or in parking structures located on Birmingham Drive or Health Center Drive. Parking fees may apply.
Bernadette Gore, CTRS and Grace Latimer, CTRS instruct the Stroke Support Group.