Post-Concussion Support Group to Meet March 23

Sayre, Pa. – A post-concussion support group for athletes and their families will meet on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Sayre office at One Guthrie Drive in Sayre, Pa.

March is brain injury awareness month and the meeting’s guest speaker will be Heather Kennedy, a teacher in the Athens Area School District. Kennedy is a parent of two children who have sustained severe concussions. She will talk about the struggle of being a parent of children with concussions and the differences between each recovery process.

The group offers support to athletes and families who are dealing with sports related post-concussion syndrome and those who have been forced to stop playing sports or working because of repeated concussions. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Steven Hicks, MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT, via email at The support group also maintains a Facebook page - Twin Tiers Sports Post-Concussion Support Group. Select ‘join group’ to request to be added.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.