Some helpful ways to connect with Easterseals Colorado Post-Polio Support:
ADVISORY COUNCIL meetings are when our planning takes place. Members are always valued to comment on our future goals and activities. Meetings are scheduled quarterly on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. over Zoom. Please make a note of the upcoming meeting dates below. If you can't participate, please contact one of our Advisory Council members with your suggestions. - 2020: December 21 - 2021: March 15, June 21, September 20, and December 20 Advisory Council Members: - Sue Brandon, Chairperson - 763.377.2287 or Sue.Brandon@q.com - Marny Eulberg, MD, Medical Advisor - 303.829.1538 or email@example.com - Mitzi Tolman, Post-Polio Program Coordinator - 720.940.9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Jim Carr - 720.220.8413 or email@example.com - Margaret Hinman - 303.763.0013 or firstname.lastname@example.org - Robert Burnett(habla español) - 720.394.5500 or email@example.com
Attend a SUPPORT GROUP (click for further information). If none fits your bill, maybe you can start one. We give plenty of help and encouragement if you do so. Support Groups are the BEST way to receive encouragement and education about post-polio and its effects. Everyone’s polio story has details of the same condition, including different ideas for coping. Contact Mitzi Tolman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on a group.
Join us at the 2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN GETAWAY from Sunday, August 15 to Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Easterseals Colorado's fully handicap accessible Rocky Mountain Village camp in Empire, CO. Contact Mitzi Tolman for more information at email@example.com.
CONTINUED EDUCATION for MEDICAL PROVIDERS - look for upcoming classes and seminars for PTs, OTs and other medical providers.
Check out a book from the LENDING LIBRARY. Colorado Post-Polio has an extensive library with books about polio survivors, coping with post-polio syndrome, navigating the insurance system, and navigating life with limited mobility. See the full list here - books are added often.
Take part in the TRAVELING CLINIC and MINI-EDUCATIONAL MEETING. Patients receive a written post-polio evaluation, including a muscle test and a list of recommendations to help you preserve or improve your quality of life. The clinic is conducted by Dr. Marny Eulberg, a polio survivor and polio specialist and her team, including a Physical Therapist. Contact Mitzi Tolman at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a clinic near you.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! We are looking for someone to volunteer on the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Committee. It meets a few times a year to review requests and documentation of individuals seeking a DME grant. All work can be done at home (no in-person meetings). Documents will be sent to committee members via email or U.S. Mail. Comments and recommendations can be sent via email or phone. Confidentiality is needed. Contact Dr. Eulberg if you are interested at 303.829.1538 or email@example.com.
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DONATE - Your contribution will be greatly acknowledged! If you would like to donate to support Colorado Post-Polio efforts, CLICK HERE to do so online. Under the 'Gift Designation' section, make sure you select 'Direct my gift to:' and choose 'Post-Polio Support' from the drop-down menu. For donations by check, contributions should be payable to Easterseals Colorado with 'POST-POLIO' written in the memo line. Please mail your check along with your Name, Address, Phone, and e-mail to Mitzi Tolman at Easterseals Colorado, 393 S Harlan St, Suite 250, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Colorado Post-Polio Organization is a program sponsored by Easterseals Colorado to offer education and support for people experiencing the late effects of polio.