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Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup

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Please get the word out... print or email our brochure. Click on the following link http://www.mhvmeetup.org/MHVmeetupFinal.pdf

Up-coming event:

Setup Meetups and plan events in the Newburgh Area.

Play card or other games with friends.

The most important is just talk.

Newburgh Meetup is the second Friday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm:

Independent Living, Inc. (Newburgh Service Center)

5 Washington Terrace

Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: (845) 565-1162

http://www.myindependentliving.org

Please note: People with severe disabilities may come with their caregiver assistance.

All meetup events are Dutch treat and please confirm or we may cancel.

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Up-coming event:

Setup Meetups and plan events in the Middletown Area.

Play card or other games with friends.

The most important is just talk.

Middletown

Meetup, fourth Friday of the month. Time is from 1:30 to 3:00.

Independent Living, Inc. ( Middletown Service Center)

441 E. Main Street

Middletown, NY 10940

Phone: 845-342-1162

http://www.myindependentliving.org

Please note: People with severe disabilities may come with their caregiver assistance.

All meetup events are Dutch treat and please confirm or we may cancel.

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Up-coming event:

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Stroke support group is inviting people with Brain Injuries (Stroke, TBI, mild TBI, acquired TBI, all forms of brain injury, caregivers, Veterans, friends, family members and social workers).

The Stroke support group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Conference Room 1

Orange Regional Medical Center address is:

707 East Main Street

Middletown NY 10940

The Main entrance is on the right of the building. Go to the front desk and request the stroke support group. They should guide you straight to the elevators. Go to the ground floor. Go straight until you see conference room 1 on the left. If you come to the hallway to cafeteria, you went too far.

Please note: People with severe disabilities may come with their caregiver assistance.

All meetup events are Dutch treat and please confirm or we may cancel.

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We are working on setting up and planning the following Meetup events:

A new hot topic event is gaming. An online game is a video game that is either partially or primarily played through the Internet or any other computer network available. People with disabilities may have a hard time of getting out of the house.

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Mall walk... Galleria At Crystal Run Mall​...1 N Galleria Dr · Middletown, NY​. Date to be announced Details​ Let’s meet at the crystal run galleria mall in Middletown, NY for an easy walk in a safe, warm, ample seating environment to get some exercise and move with friends. If you want to stop and sit there’s chairs, you can get a drink, it’s pretty flat, has elevators & we can grab lunch after?​ Let’s meet in front of the Dunkin donuts (near AMC) and just cruise around at our own paces.​

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From Christina... Hey! Is anyone interested in meeting at the Barnes & Nobles in Newburgh sometime in during the week? They have a café inside!
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Arboretum Date to be announced
Details We did this last year and it was wonderful. Lets all re-connect after the long winter. The Arboretum is located in the County's Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh and is most easily accessed from the Grove St. park entrance off of State Route 416. The gardens are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk year round. The 35-acre facility is a natural site for the organized display of trees, shrubs and plants. There are magnificent raised gardens and cascading water features. In the distance you can see the dramatic profile of the Shawangunk Mountains. Come to the green sanctuary to escape the stress of everyday life by taking a leisurely stroll from one garden to another. www.orangecountyarboretum.org/ (https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orangecountyarboretum.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C92d5358c606d40dc76b908d6ef59e629%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636959566734156047&sdata=EhwpBR3uqx8AqhFJg7pseyMklMdfZMKgK8mNJaap3Qo%3D&reserved=0)

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Easy walking.. on the Rail trail Date to be announced
Details​ Easy walking.. on the Rail trail. Spring is here and we’re going to meet for an easy stroll on a flat/paved trail in Goshen. Last time we got lunch after at the diner, but whoever wants to get a bite following the walk can, if that’s what we all decide. Bring the family, caretakers and friends too! You don’t need to have a disability to enjoy others gratitude.. all walkers welcome.​​ This is a great chance to do some Geocaching too!!​

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PIZZA Orange County Date to be announced
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If you know of a up coming event, please contact us. Joe_dejong@hotmail.com​ 845 787 3960

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Mission statement:

Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup is a way of connecting friends with disabilities. People are busy, and it takes effort to stay connected. Having a few close, mutually supportive friends can be the key to staying healthy. These relationships may help you feel supported, stay mentally sharp, reduce stress, and enhance your sense of well-being and happiness.

The coordinating groups will be in Newburgh and Middletown NY. The purpose is to have people living near each other to form public/private Mini-Meetups. The Military, Veterans and their families are encouraged to join. Meetups will be non-clinical, nonprofit ,and peer driven.

To get involved, go to Meetup.com, and sign up to join Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup.

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When you sign up, you can see if your neighbors are members, chat, RSVP, and get more detailed information.

For more information and updates go to ww.MHVmeetup.org.

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Socializing can improve your coping skills strategies. They may be: staying positive, aware of flooding, aware of your filters, uses of post–its, lists, journals, follow a routine, take breaks, make tasks easier, smaller tasks, avoid distractions, stay focused, use visuals for memory problems, play memory games with friends, computer/cell phones learning (games, education, social media), building relationships. The most important is social anxiety (getting out of the house).

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Possible Actives:

Play cards or other games with friends
Go to the a movie, or a sporting event, Travel with a group
Try different restaurants
Join a group interested in a hobby like knitting, hiking, walking, or painting.
The most important is just talk.

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Topics of interest:
Social Support For Persons with Disabilities
Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Heart Disease
Dementia
Diabetes
Mental Health/Behavioral Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Cancer
Cancer Survivors
Epilepsy
Care Giver Burnout
Fibromyalgia
Alzheimer's Disease
Stroke
Spinal Cord Injury
PTSD
Anxiety Attacks
Social Anxiety/Shy/Awkwardness/Introverted
PTSD Veterans/Military
Physical Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities

For more information, cancellations or updates go to MHVmeetup.org (http://www.mhvmeetup.org/)

Please get the word out... print or email our brochure http://www.mhvmeetup.org/MHVmeetupFinal.pdf file.

Meetup Organizer: Joe DeJong

Email: Joe_dejong@hotmail.com
Phone: 845 787 3960

Please note: People with severe disabilities may come with their caregiver assistance. All meetup events are Dutch treat. There is no funding.

We are noticing many people with disabilities are having troubles working with computers. We are asking the caregivers to get involved and signup and join our Meetup group.

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