Who We Are
American Stroke Foundation
You think you can get better? So do we! A stroke changes your life. We are here to help you manage that change. When you're discharged from the hospital, you're not finished with your treatment. There is a lot more you can do and should do to grow and improve your quality of life.
A message from our Director
Change Your Mind
If you've ever experienced a stroke, it can be extremely frustrating. When hospital care has ended, it may be difficult to know what to do next. We're here to show you that there is still a lot of growing to do. Your body, mind and spirit can heal and grow stronger. You know deep down you can get better. So do we. One of the greatest assets we can give you is a belief in you. It gets better.
To empower stroke survivors and their families to overcome the challenges of life after stroke.
Our aim is to reach out to stroke survivors and their families across America and empower them to reclaim hope for life after stroke.
- Provide learning opportunities for stroke survivors that stimulate their physical, educational, and emotional growth
- Create an environment for stroke survivors that enriches their lives and the lives of their caregivers and promotes living a full life after stroke
- Foster an atmosphere where stroke survivors, staff, and caregivers can interact in a positive, progressive environment of mutual respect
- Act with integrity when striving to meet any goal
ASF helps keep me busy. The athletic trainer has been amazing. The program gives me the opportunity to socialize and foster meaningful relationship.
I love the people I come in contact with here. It has been amazing to be able to work-out in a way that fits me and my speech has really improved since joining.
I really enjoy the social interactions and cognitive exercises. The classes get me out of the house, socialize and meet new people.
“Creative Conversations” allows me to work on my speech and communicate with other members better. I also really love the aquatic therapy and using the Nu Step machine to help improve my strength.
I really enjoy the friends I’ve made. I can really relate. My favorite part of ASF are the exercises I’m learning to help me stay strong.
I have found a huge support system through American Stroke Foundation. I love the camaraderie and acceptance of this community of survivors and am very motivated to get stronger with the group.
The best things about ASF are the community and fellowship with people I have in common with; the friends I’ve made that aren’t merely colleagues or peers; and working on goals, speech and exercise. But the best thing by far are the outings that help me feel normal and help be integrate into the community.