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Beaumont Class Information

Beaumont Center for Mindfulness Take time for your well-being this winter.
  • Check out the Schedule of Classes
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Online Meditation Groups

General Information

American Heart & Stroke Association The nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, we fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.
Area Agency on Aging
Helping seniors, adults with disabilities and their families in southeast Michigan.: We help guide you to the programs and services that can help. We are the first people you should reach out to when an older adult or a person with a disability is in need.
Beaumont Stroke Beaumont Health’s online home for stroke-related information.
Brain Aneurysm Foundation The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding.
Brain Injury Association of Michigan The Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s mission is to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury and to reduce the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy and support. is the leading online destination for caregivers of aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. They help the helpers by equipping family caregivers make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less alone as they face the many challenges of caregiving.
Children’s Hemiplegia & Stroke Association CHASA is a 20-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and adults who have hemiplegia. Hemiplegia or hemiparesis means that a person has weakness or difficulty using one side of their body.
National Aphasia Association Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand others.
National Stroke Association Our mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by delivering education and other programs focused on the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
Young Stroke Association We benefit young adults under 65 who experience stroke through research and education to ignite discussion, build community and drive research.

Other Support Groups

New Beginnings OPC Stroke Club For stroke survivors and their family members who want to learn more about strokes, socialize, exercise, and gain realistic feedback. We welcome all stroke survivors and their caregivers. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Super Survivor Support Group This group is offered to all stroke victims and caregivers. The group gives you access to guest speakers, educational resources, entertainment, outings, socialization and support from others in similar situations. Meetings are held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the third Friday every month at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in the rehab conference room.

Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy

Beaumont Therapy/Rehabilitation Includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and therapeutic recreation.
Bridge the Gap Bridge the Gap is a hands-on, educational experience where graduate students in the Physical Therapy Program at Oakland University provide supervised physical therapy for participants who have suffered a stroke or other neurological injury in the past


Driver Rehabilitation Provides a variety of services for those who would like to become a better driver or resume independent driving. Not covered by most insurance. Prescription required from your physician.
Vehicle Accessibility Talk with a certified mobility consultant.
Handicap Parking For handicap parking plates, placards, and information. Go to and search “disability parking”.


Smart Bus Local bus transportation. In addition to scheduled routes, ADA Paratransit Service is an advanced reservation, curb-to-curb service that is provided for people who are unable to use SMART’s Fixed Route bus service because of a disability. In order to use this service you must be ADA certified. ADA certification requires an application process.
My Ride 2 helps seniors and adults with disabilities in Oakland, Macomb and western Wayne counties find transportation. Need a ride? We'll help you coordinate your transportation options.’s service is free, but you may have to pay for the actual transportation.

Mental Health / Depression

Macomb County Community Mental Health Provides quality services which promote recovery, community participation, sell-sufficiency and independence.
Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association) Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Oakland Community Health Network Assists those who have an intellectual/developmental disability, adults with a mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbance, and persons with substance use disorders. The majority of these individuals have Medicaid.
Oakland University School of Education & Human Resources Oakland University provides free counseling services.
Senior Counseling Services In home and office menatl health counseling, group therapy, evaluation of client needs, family and caregiver counseling, short and long term therapy, resource education and referral services provided.

Respite Care / Adult Day Care

A Place For Mom A free senior living advisor. A free resource for senior living and care.
Catholic Charities of SE Michigan CCSEM Adult Day Health Services centers offer several social activities and stimulating projects for adults with cognitive health challenges such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and other conditions or injuries that require constant supervision. Our professional and personalized services have a 1:4 staff-to-client ratio, which enables caregivers to work, manage their lives better, or take a well-deserved break.
Older Person’s Commission OPC Adult Day Service is a specialized day program that offers a healthy, active place with individualized therapeutic, social, and health related services.
The Quality of Life Center The Quality of Life Center offers home-like holistic medical care, daily healthcare and day care for those who are not able to be home alone during the day and respite for their caregivers. Events and activities include health fairs, Red Cross training, cooking and exercise demonstrations, group nutritional counseling and support groups.


Advance Directives Advance directives cover a variety of decisions, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), life support, and organ donation. This is an opportunity for you to choose someone you trust to speak for you when you cannot do so yourself. It also provides an opportunity for you to share your wishes with your family and health care providers so your wishes are honored. (The advance directive recognized by the State of Michigan is called the Patient Advocate Designation, formerly known as the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.)
Legal Aid and Defender Association Comprehensive, aggressive legal advocacy and representation in the tri-county area.

Return to Work

Social Security Information regarding Social Security Disability (SSD) requirements, benefits and application.
Allsup Provides a no-cost disability evaluation to determine the likelihood of eligibility, develops an accurate record and guides applicants through the disability process.
Law Center for Social Security Rights Provides a free consultation to discuss your claim and your rights.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services Vocational rehabilitation counseling helps those with disabilities learn their strengths and determine suitable employment goals. Go to and search “Rehabilitation Services”.
Patient Advocate Foundation Helps patients with issues regarding reasonable accommodations in the workplace.
Workability Program Highly specialized rehabilitation program to help in functioning for return to work.


Sterling Heights Senior Center The Senior Active Life Center offers indoor track, gym and drop-in classes.