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.
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.
_____________________________________________________________________________ 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.
__________________________________________________________ From Christina... Hey! Is anyone interested in meeting at the Barnes & Nobles in Newburgh sometime in during the week? They have a café inside! __________________________________________________________
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!!
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.
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).
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.
===================================================================================== 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