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


All meetings are at Monroe Community Hospital unless otherwise specified.  

Upcoming Meetings:

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Guest Speaker: JJ Mowder,PT from Nazareth College.

Topic: SCI Summer Camp

Description: JJ is a physical therapist with experience in rehabilitation therapy and has worked with many patiants recovering after a spinal cord injury/disability. She currently runs the physical therapy (PT) program at Nazareth College teaching the next generation of professionals. JJ is passionate about getting people with disabilities active in recrational sports and is a board member for Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA). As part of her desire to use adaptive recreation to help the spinal cord community she works with a group of volunteers to run a Spinal Cord Summer Camp at Stoney Brook. She will speak to the group about what the camp has to offer those with a Spinal Cord Injury/Disablity.


Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time: 5:00 - 7:00p

Guest Speaker: Jean Nickels, MD 
Topic: Cure for SCI/D 

Description: Dr. Nickels works for the UR Physical Medicine & Rehab department and has presented information on the latest information about Spinal Cord Injury/Disease. She will share this updated information on the Cure for Spinal Cord Injury/Disease. Come get a sneak peak!!! We can also look for more information on this topic at the Spring SCI Health Fair April 25, 2020.



Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Topic: TBD




​Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 7:00p
Topic: TBD


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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