601 Elmwood Ave., Box 664

Rochester, NY 14642

Email: rsa@rochesterspinalassociation.org

Phone: (585)234-3269

Registered Charity: 501c3 status

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Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Guest Speaker: Marissa Struckle, WOCN

Topic: Wound Care & SCI Summer Camp

Description: Marissa is a nurse who specializes in wound care. She will share her knowledge and answer any questions you may have regarding this condition that is commonly seen in people with spinal cord disability. If you or someone you know is struggling with a wound and looking for help to navigate the different ways to heal please come to learn and share your experience with this group. Marissa also volunteers at a summer camp for people with Spinal Cord Injury/Disability. She will share some great videos of spinal cord camp at this meeting, if possible.

Archive of Support Group Topics 

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Guest Speaker: Dave Jenkins

Topic: Personal Defense

Description: Rochester Personal Defense, LLC offers a full complement of firearms, self-defense and pistol permit training classes for private citizens and Law Enforcement. The instructors at Rochester Personal Defense, LLC have taught thousands of men, women, and children with a simple philosophy: we will work with you in any way that benefits you and ensures you get the most out of your self defense training. The discussion will allow both Dave and the group to learn from each other to create an ongoing dialog for future classes designed for our members needs.


To learn more visit their website: https://safeinrochester.com/

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2018

Guest Speaker: Thermapperal Team

Topic: Cooling Vest

Description: The creators of this vest will discuss the benefits of using this innovative technology developed locally at RIT. Confidence, comfort and freedom through cooling. Introducing Undercool, the revolutionary cooling vest that’s lightweight, invisible and meticulously designed for extreme comfort and freedom of movement. The vest is light weight and fits comfortably under clothing. The cooling cells are comfortable against the skin (not too cold) and are arranged in 4 pockets on the body's trunk to provide maximum benefit. It lasts up to a few hours and can be refrozen in a cooler, refrigerator or freezer in less than an hour. Extra cooling cells can be purchased separately to allow for rotation between thawing and refreezing a set of cells.


To learn more visit their website:  https://www.thermapparel.com/

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Guest Speaker: Michael Amy, Yoga Instructor

Topic: Benefits of Yoga

Description: Central Rock Gym exists to provide everyone with a world class indoor climbing, fitness, and community experience through our state of the art facilities, expansive climbing walls, cutting edge fitness equipment, professional yoga classes, and various youth programs and summer camps. It is through these many offerings that our CRG staff and members come together to build a community of climbers and friends. Central Rock Gym embraces its role as an integral part of the social fabric of all of our host cities and communities. Michael will discuss the benefits of yoga and show how to perform poses from a seated position. Classes can be affordable through grant requests from Endless Highways for children to young adults with a disability. For a limited time adults with a Spinal Cord Injury/Disability may apply for a Wellness grant to assist with the cost (limited funds available) see the grant application on the RSA website for details.


To learn more about the gym visit their website: https://centralrockgym.com/rochester/

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Guest Speaker: Andrew Serwetnyk

Topic: Massage Therapy

Description: Get a nice massage while visiting with friends.

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