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Hope and help for stroke survivors and caregivers

Our friendly support and first-hand experiences

can help you cope with life after a stroke.

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

Due to the pandemic,

all MCSA meetings are cancelled until further notice.


BETHESDA CHAPTER MEETING

WHEN: 

CANCELLED  until further notice

Pre-pandemic,  this chapter met monthly on 1st Tuesdays,  7:00 to  9 P.M., at Davis Library in Bethesda, Md.  

Note: Davis Library will have no available meeting rooms for the rest of 2020.  If you have suggestions for alternate locations for our Bethesda Chapter meetings, please let us know.


Contact Person

Call Janet Gritz (301-622-2282).  Leave a message with your name, phone number, and email address.


WHERE

Davis Library 

(Not available for the rest of 2020)

Lower Level, Room #2 (small room)

6400 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information,  email MCSA at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-681-6272.   Include your name and contact information.   

SILVER SPRING CHAPTER MEETING

WHEN: 

CANCELLED until further notice

Pre-pandemic, this chapter meet monthly on 2nd Tuesdays, from 1:00 to  3 P.M. at the Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring, Md.  Currently, Montgomery County (Md) senior centers are closed. 


Contact Person:

Elaine Parreco  (301-622-1650).  Leave a message with your name and phone number.


WHERE(Site not currently open)

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center

1000 Forest Glen Road (Garden Room)

Silver Spring, MD 20901


MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information, email MCSA at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-681-6272. Include your name and contact information.

UPPER COUNTY CHAPTER MEETING

 WHEN:  

CANCELLED until further notice. 

Pre-pandemic, this chapter met monthly  on 2nd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9 P.M. at Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital in Rockville, MdThe hospital is still not allowing meetings such as ours.


WHERE:  (Site not currently available)

Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation

(9909 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD)  Physical Therapy room (first floor)


MCSA chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

Questions?  Call our chapter chairperson, Susy Stites, at 301-569-6961 and leave a message with your name and contact information.

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BOARD of DIRECTORS MEETING:

Virtual meetings only (via Zoom)

Date:   Thursday, September 10

Time:  10 AM - 12:00 noon

Contact Person:  Amy Boltz

(Call 248-652-0304 or email MCSA at [email protected]).

ELECTION NOTICE

MCSA's annual elections were postponed from May until September.

Voting this year will be by phone or email (no in-person voting).   The nominees were listed in MCSA's September 2020 Communique'.

         IT IS NOW TIME TO VOTE!

To cast your vote, leave a message with your name, phone number, email address, and chapter affiliation (if any) either by phone (at 301-681-6272) or by email (to [email protected]) no later than September 30. 2020. 

You may vote for the slate of nominees for the Board of Directors (as a whole), and, if you belong to a chapter, you may also vote for your incumbent Chapter Chairperson.

Note: Board members and Chapter chairpersons are unpaid volunteers.


                     ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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         Pandemic  Cancellation Notice

All MCSA meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic. and local stay-at-home orders/advice.

* Listen to your local news reports for virus updates and emergency rulings.   

* Look for  MCSA updates  regarding future meetings or  cancellations. 

Send your email address to us at [email protected] so we can contact you via email  if necessary.

 * Stay home and stay safe.

 * If you need help from MCSA,  leave us a message at 301-681-6272.  Include your name and contact information.

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    LEISURE WORLD STROKE SUPPORT

                       GROUP  MEETING

Date:   Cancelled until further notice.

 Formerly, this group met monthly. 

 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. -  (3rd Tuesdays)

 Where:  Leisure World 's Clubhouse II.

 To RSVP or obtain more information, call Amy Boltz, president,  1-248-652-0304.

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          ONLINE STROKE RESOURCES

For a list of online resources that might be helpful to stroke survivors-- including virtual stroke support groups--  send an email request us at [email protected]


Several resources were listed in the September 2020 issue of MCSA's Communique' newsletter, which was mailed to all MCSA members .   If you need  a copy,  call 301-681-6272 or email us at [email protected] and leave a message with your request and your contact information.



Communique' newsletter

Membership in MCSA is free.
Sign up to receive our free, informative newsletter each month.  Learn about MCSA's programs and community events of interest, including other local stroke support groups, health fairs, and stroke research projects. 

Leave your name, phone number, email address, and home mailing address at 301-681-6272 or online at [email protected]


Donations to MCSA may be sent to

MCSA, P.O. Box 9343, Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343.   Donations of any size are appreciated very much!


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MCSA​

P.O. Box 9343

Silver Spring, MD 20916-9343​

Phone:  (301) 681-6272
Email:  [email protected]