In the Sutter Health network, our goal is to reduce stroke risk and lessen its impact on the lives of our patients and their families. We offer opportunities to learn about stroke prevention and how to reduce your risk of stroke. We also offer support groups for stroke patients and their caregivers.
Stroke Prevention Education
There are two groups who benefit from our stroke prevention programs. We offer classes and support groups to lower stroke risk in people who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (also called a TIA). We also offer educational programs for people who are at risk for a stroke, including anyone with diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides or other conditions that increase stroke risk.
Smoking Cessation Class and Relapse Prevention Support Group
Cigarette smoking is a leading risk factor of stroke. We offer free smoking cessation classes at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (1501 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, in Conference Room G, first floor). "Call It Quits" meets every Monday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., except holidays. Call (650) 696-4308 to register.
Stroke Support Groups
Connecting with others who have experienced strokes can be especially helpful during recovery and beyond. We offer a number of support groups, special events and social gatherings to give stroke survivors and their caregivers the opportunity to be with others who understand what they’re going through and to share ideas and experiences.
Caregiver Classes and Support Groups
We provide support groups that allow caregivers to connect with others sharing the experience of caring for a loved one who has experienced a stroke or requires care for another life-limiting disability.
Mills-Peninsula’s caregiving classes provide information and practical skills to help people cope with the challenges of elder care.
Our Caring for Elders support group is open to all who care for an older Information, experiences and community resources are shared.
Call (650) 696-3660 for more information or search our Classes and Events page to find an upcoming class near you.
Health and Wellness
BE FAST to Spot a Stroke
With stroke, you need to BE FAST. Time is critical for a stroke victim. Each minute, two million brains cells die. Learn the signs of stroke, and use Sutter’s BE FAST materials to spread awareness.