NEWTON - The Stroke Support Group provides support and encouragement to stroke survivors, caregivers, family members and friends by sharing experiences and knowledge. The date for this month's discussion is Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Newton Memorial Hospital in the Rehab Lounge, 175 High Street, Newton. For more information call Newton Memorial Hospital Social Work Department at 973-579-8620. Managing Stress Newton Memorial Hospital is hosting a two-day Stress Management seminar on Thursdays, May 20 and 27. The seminars will be held at the hospital at 175 High Street, Newton, from 7 to 9 p.m. In part one participants will learn how stress affects the body and well-being and learn to recognize individual physical reaction to stress. They will also practice different methods of stress reduction including meditation guided imagery and journal writing and learning the relationship between meditation and nutrition, as well as how meditation enhances the physiological affect of exercise. Part two includes a more extended practice of various methods of meditation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or blanket if desired. The fee for this seminar is $40 for both sessions. Pre-registration is required. Contact Newton Memorial Hospital Community Benefits/Education at 973-579-8340 to register or for more information.