Social Support Group

Due to COVID-19 the Rochester Spinal Association will be cancelling all upcoming events, group meetings and face to face peer visits for the protection of our members. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we navigate these uncertain times. 

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, March 26, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: Anthony Constantino, Hollister Rep

Topic: Hollister products

Description:

The Hollister rep will discuss any and all products the company makes to help those with disabilities manage daily lives. Please join us with questions and see what free samples are available to try. If there are items not available at this meeting request them for the upcoming SCI Health Fair (April 25). 

 

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: UR Physical Therapists

Topic: Physical Therapy 

Description:

Physical Therapy will discuss the importance of maintaining strength and flexibility.  They will teach or re-teach stretching and strengthening techniques to protect the body from repetitive damage for wheelchair users. We will look at ways to prevent injury or recover from repetitive use injuries that cause pain and reduce or prevent you from being active.  Our goal is to provide you with healthy habits to improve or maintain your independence and activity level.

 

 

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
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Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
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Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
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Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
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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.

601 Elmwood Ave., Box 664

Rochester, NY 14642

Email: rsa@rochesterspinalassociation.org

Phone: (585)234-3269

Registered Charity: 501c3 status

United Way # 3378

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