601 Elmwood Ave., Box 664

Rochester, NY 14642

Email: rsa@rochesterspinalassociation.org

Phone: (585)234-3269

Registered Charity: 501c3 status

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Social Support Group

Spinal Cord Disability support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals living with paralysis as well as their family members and care givers. They are an invaluable place to connect with others who have overcome similar challenges and setbacks. Individuals with a spinal cord disability are receiving the vital support to help them along their journey. Participation in support groups provides members the opportunity to express their feelings, learn helpful information, improve social skills and realize they are not alone.

Meetings are FREE to participate for our members, family, friends, caregivers and medical professionals. Light meal, snack and refreshments are provided at no charge.

Meeting Time:

5:00 - 6:00p Social Hour & Refreshments
6:00 - 7:00p Guest Speaker on Meeting Topic

Location:

All meetings are at Monroe Community Hospital unless otherwise specified.  

Upcoming Meetings:


​Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: Renee Madathil, PhD

Topic: Winter Blues (Depression) & White Elephant Game

 

Description:

Winter has shorter days, less exposure to daylight, the cold weather and snow which can make it harder to get out and be active for many people with SCI/D, their family and friends. This reality can increase frustration because you feel trapped inside (your own body or living space), which can leave you feeling isolated or alone. These feelings may be symptoms of depression, Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) or a lesser form of SAD called the “Winter Blues”.   Whatever the situation you may be experiencing reaching out to others who are going through the same thing can help you find comfort in knowing you are not alone. And, with the help of our guest speaker Renee you may learn a few new tricks to help combat the symptoms of these very real disorders.

 

Afterwards, we will play a “White Elephant” game to lighten the mood and add some fun to the evening.

A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular Christmas event where people vie to walk away with the best present. It also goes by Yankee Swap , Dirty Santa , and a plethora of other names. The White Elephant game is played by a lot of different rulesets – some dead simple and others confusingly elaborate. Our goal is for RSA to bring gifts for some fun and entertainment. All we need is you!!! 

 

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: TBD

Topic: RIT Idea Lab

 

Description:

See what RIT is doing to bring adaptive technology to those in need. Share your thoughts and ideas with our guests. Your input may help shape the current ideas or generate new projects for the future. 

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: TBD

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Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Monroe Community Hospital

 

Fireside Lounge, 6th floor Faith Bldg.

435 East Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620
Park in Parking Lot #3 & follow the signs.

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