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Join Dignity Health for a series of classes that will help you better understand, and better use, your brain. 



Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS)

In the United States, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and a leading cause of death. The Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) course aims to educate healthcare providers in order to optimize the identification, evaluation, and management of patients with stroke. The ASLS course is appropriate for all healthcare providers involved in the management of acute stroke patients and exceeds the Joint Commission requirements for stroke center certification education. The course is nationally accredited and includes didactic, practice, video case workshop, review and pre- and post-course assessments.
Preregistration is required through our event portal:



Grass Valley: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

This is an introductory class reviewing Alzheimer’s Disease and related types of dementias. We will discuss a proper diagnosis, the symptoms, behaviors, treatment, and progression of memory impairment diseases. Learn about the resources available in our community and how to access support and services. Ideal for caregivers and individuals interested in Alzheimer’s resources.
Cost: $10 per person
Instructors: Renee Chevraux, MSW and Judith Kautz, LCSW

Stroke Support Group 

Free Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury Support Group

  • For survivors, family and caregivers
  • Every first Tuesday of the month from 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Building 3
  • For more information, please email [email protected]

Group facilitators:

Stephanie Ash, MS CCC-SLP
Lena Casolo, OT/L

2024 Dates:

1/2/24 – Maintaining a sense of purpose, participation in meaningful activity

2/6/24 – Strategies for communication

3/5/24 – Relaxation and pain management

4/2/24 – Fall prevention, home modifications and safety at home

5/7/24 –Return to safe driving

6/4/24 – Neuroplasticity: Brain and body re-training

7/2/24 – Neuroplasticity: Brain and body re-training

8/6/24 – FREED services

9/3/24 – Game day!

10/1/24 – Art and creativity

11/5/24 – Nutrition

12/3/24 – Vision

*Group topics subject to change