Support Groups

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

The Brain Tumor Support Group (Meet for the Mind) meets every other month at the INI Neurosurgery office located at 200 E Pennsylvania Ave. Peoria, IL 61603 contact Cassie Richardson, RN, CNRN, brain tumor nurse navigator, at (309) 624-4000 ext. 76503 or email. .


The group is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from March-November The group is held at the Illinois Neurological Institute, 200 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Peoria, IL, in the first floor conference room behind the registration desk.. The group is open to patients, family, and community members. There are scheduled events and speakers throughout the year that are coordinated with help from the Epilepsy Foundation.  The group is facilitated by  Travis E. Towne, MSW, LCSW.  This group is open to community members, patients, and their families 15 years and older.

Contact Information:

Travis Towne, MSW, LCSW, Epilepsy Services Coordinator
Phone: (309) 624-4610


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


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.  

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
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