Some helpful ways to connect with Easterseals Colorado Post-Polio Support:
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meetings are when our planning takes place. Members are always valued to comment on our future goals and activities. Meetings are scheduled for Mondays, March 16, June 15 and September 21. Meetings begin at 4:00 PM at Easterseals Office at 393 S Harlan St in Lakewood. If you can’t come, please contact one of our Committee members with your suggestions. Please make a note of these dates and come!
Attend a SUPPORT GROUP. 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.
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 email@example.com to request a clinic near you.
CANCELED - Join us at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN GETAWAY on August 16-20, 2020. The program highlights hands-on experiences in a safe environment to help you preserve independence, improve your health and keep you connected. Areas of concentration include: physical well-being, sessions with physical therapists, mental health, caregiver support, and management of current and future symptoms. The Rocky Mountain Getaway is held at Easterseals Colorado's Rocky Mountain Village Camp and is fully handicap accessible including all activities - this is your chance to try zip-lining in the cool mountain air! Applications are being accepted now and scholarships are available!
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.
Colorado Post-Polio Organization is a program sponsored by Easterseals Colorado to offer education and support for people experiencing the late effects of polio.