Stroke Awareness & Support Group

Stroke Awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. In 2019, Carson Tahoe Health began the journey of becoming a Primary Stroke Center. In partnership with the University of Utah Telestroke Program we can provide immediate access to stroke experts who can provide consultation that overcomes geographic and transportation barriers. Work to become a certified Primary Stroke Center is currently in progress and we will be seeking designation accreditation from the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality in 2020. The standards for Primary Stroke Center Certification with CIHQ are based on the recommendations from the Brain Attack Coalition, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Our goal in becoming a Primary Stroke Center is to strengthen our mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Learning The Signs Of A Stroke

Preventing Stroke

Stroke prevention starts with education. We encourage everyone to talk to their doctor about strategies to reduce your risk of stroke. Many prevention techniques start with simple lifestyle changes.

Some of these solutions may include:

  • Decreasing alcohol use
  • Giving up smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise

Stroke Support Group

More than 6 million people in the United States have survived a stroke. Those that have been through a stroke have questions, special needs, and interests that may not be easily understood by those who have not experienced a stroke. Carson Tahoe is here to help by connecting you to other stroke survivors and caregivers. We also have the experts and resources to point you in the right direction for achieving the best results from your rehabilitation. The stroke survivors support group is led by group founder Shawn Binn, MS, CCC-SLP. Working with stroke survivors, Shawn understands the importance of offering a healing environment for caregivers and survivors. There they can share success in rehabilitation, get helpful ideas on improving daily functions, and receive education about strokes and the recovery process. The support group is offered at no cost to those who want to learn more about the stroke recovery process.

Many times, those in rural areas or smaller cities do not have a network of support after undergoing a stroke and may have to make burdensome journeys to receive basic information. The stroke survivors and caregivers support group was created to connect people from Carson City, Dayton, Gardnerville, Minden, Lake Tahoe, and surrounding rural communities.


The second Thursday of each month from 4:30PM – 5:30PM.


Bristlecone Room at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at (775) 434-5991, and be sure to leave your name and phone number.

Additional Resources

Information on stroke awareness and FAST was provided by the American Stroke Association.