February 2018 Newsletter

The next meeting of the Sonoma-Marin SCI Support Group will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4 – 5:30 pm in the Clubhouse at the Azure Apartment complex in Petaluma (5 Indigo Drive). Newcomers are always welcome. Call Stan at 707-774-6466 for more info.

 Local Resources That May Be of Assistance

Western Rehab – (707) 544-2412 - 3535 Industrial Drive, Ste B-1
- Santa Rosa - E-mail: info@westernrehab.com - provides services in the areas of seating, mobility, and related technology for individuals with disabilities – products include manual wheelchairs, power chairs, standers, gait trainers, and seating systems - http://westernrehab.com 

Mobility Masters – (707) 525-1994 - 1575 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa - a home medical equipment supplier that assists individuals of all ages and with all degrees of disability, whether the need is for a scooter, a customized power wheelchair, hospital bed, bathroom equipment, or a stair lift - http://www.mobilitymasters.com 

National Seating & Mobility -707-575-6188 - 3345 Industrial Dr. – Suite 14 - Santa Rosa - their core business is custom mobility (manual and power chairs), rehab and adaptive seating systems - http://www.nsm-seating.com 

Other News

The Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC) has set a new date for their Tech Expo that was postponed in October due to the fires in Sonoma County. The new date for the Expo is Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10 am – 3 pm. Everything else remains the same, only the date changes. If you would like more information contact Inga Lizdenyte (inga@mydslc.org) or Lake Kowell (lake@mydslc.org).

The University of Washington Medical Center (Northwest Regional SCI System) has produced a video “Conversations from the Bedroom: Sex after Spinal Cord Injury”, a sensitive topic often overlooked in the rehab process.

http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/sex_sci_2011.asp 

United Spinal has created a Spinal Cord Resource Center, to which individuals may submit questions on any aspect of spinal cord injury or disease or get information and resources that may help you resolve the situation. Their staff will answer your questions and supply you with additional information and resources that can be of help to you. Check the Resource Center out at https://www.unitedspinal.org/resource-center/askus/ .

Note that our name has changed! We have a number of members who reside in Marin County and we thought it appropriate that our name recognize that fact.

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Mission of the Sonoma-Marin SCI Support Group

To assist those newly injured with spinal cord injury or disease as well as those who continue to be affected by long-standing disabilities. We meet the third Monday of the month at the Azure Apartments Clubhouse, 5 Indigo Drive - Petaluma from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

We are here to support each other in every way possible by providing useful, up-to-date information about services and products as well as an atmosphere that allows for discussion of personal challenges and solutions to everyday problems.

Contact person: Stan Kosloski – 707-774-6466 or stankosloski@gmail.com