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Madison SCI (Spinal Cord Injury & Issues)


We plan, We go, We conquer!  

Picture of the State of Wisconsin Proclamation of SCI Awareness MonthWelcome! Madison SCI welcomes you!

Mark your calendars as for our festivities as ...

It is proclaimed!

SEPTEMBER is SCI Awareness Month

      in the State of Wisconsin

      in Dane County
      Our first proclamation received is with
      Dane County Exec, Joe Parisi.

      The list of received proclamations at county and municipality level:

      Brown County
      Dane County
      Racine County

      Cities of Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Stoughton, Franklin, Neenah, Port Washington, New Berlin, West Allis, Wisconsin Rapids, Jefferson, Watertown, Mosinee, La Crosse, Waupaca, Ladysmith, Baraboo, Bayfield, Rhinelander, Richland Center, Portage, and
      Villages of Bay City, East Troy, Williams Bay, Deerfield, Waunakee, West Milwaukee, Menomenee Falls, Benton, Coleman, Manitowoc & more are coming in!

      Thank you!

    Join us for our celebration at our Sept. 8th meeting!

September is Pain Awareness month too! Madison SCI wants you to know that most people with spinal cord issues deal with chronic pain. The Wisconsin Pain Coalition is promoting 4 simple tips to help educate those struggling:

  1. Identify your pain
  2. Talk to your doctor about treatment, medication and/or potential physical/chiropractic/aquatic and other therapies
  3. Explore pain self-management tools that can help reduce healthcare costs
  4. Consider joining a support group to learn more about your pain and share with others who are facing similar challenges
When:

Our 2014 meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month from 6-7:30 pm **except of November 2014

*** 2015 meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm ***

Thank you to all our 2014 Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor: Coloplast

Where: Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53705 by Garner Park and behind CUNA Mutual Group on Mineral Point Rd
+++ Feel free to bring your dinner/sandwich/snack.
We want your presence!
Our Mission: To benefit and raise awareness of the community of people with spinal cord injury, illness, disease, and related conditions - Yes including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and others.

The MadSCI Experience

Join with the Madison Wisconsin Chapter of NSCIA and become part of a vital our community.

We plan - There's always something to plan for at MadSCI: events, outings, meetings, discussions, and many other ongoing activities.

We go - MadSCI is on the move with events that will get you out there, get you into it, and keep you going.

We conquer - Our MadSCI community will help you adjust to and deal with life as a spinal cord injury or someone with related issues. We are here for your family and caregivers too! Just let us know how we can help. Explore the MadSCI Experience Join us today.

We started with our first meeting in 2006, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Join us and bring a new event or place for us to try! We welcome anyone with an interest such as nursing students, physical therapists, doctors, and all persons with any kind of disability and their families. Our focus is primarily on paralysis, wheelchair, and adaptive recreation.

We are always interested in new sponsors for our group!

Meetings are from 6-7:30 p.m.
>> Mark your calendars! <<

Wellspring United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Drive, Madison, WI 53705 by Garner Park and behind CUNA Mutual Group on Mineral Point Rd

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*^Topics and venue are confirmed 1 month prior so please come back and check it out.

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Saturday,
Nov 8, 2014

Starts at 3 p.m.

Come Celebrate Madison SCIs 9th Year!

Talk with members Meet our volunteers Review our accomplishments &
Peruse pictures of past picnics & events!

Featured guest: ReWalk Exoskeleton

Click here for the Anniversary Party Flyer!

NO MONDAY Meeting!

Please RSVP with number of guests by November 5th
Contact Tina McFadden at trw100@frontier.com or 608-839-5454 OR
send an email to our yahoogroup

Monday,
Dec. 8, 2014

John Fuller with Employment Resources, Inc.
4126 Lien Road, Ste. 104
Madison WI 53704
www.eri-wi.org

Tuesday,
January 13, 2015

- Meet with your Members -
Movie day/ Munchies/ Margaritas

Organize a time on January 13th to meet with members and do something fun!
Some members will go to a movie on the east and west side, eat lunch or dinner, and enjoy happy hour!

Tuesday,
February 10, 2015
- Member Madness -
"Roll -n- Tell"
Betty Merten and other members will be speaking about their winter sit-skiing activities: Birkie, Durango, Co, and Elver Park

Tuesday,
March 10, 2015

Peristeen Bowel Management with Coloplast

Tuesday,
April 14, 2015

-Potluck with Members -
Drinks and serving wear will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass.
Action Team Activities.

Tuesday,
May 12, 2015

- Service Dogs -
Two organizations will be invited and they are yet to be confirmed.
STAY TUNED for our adaptive kayaking, cycling, other events.
If you are interested in other adaptive recreation activities, email MadSCIplans@gmail.com

Tuesday,
June 9, 2015

- Member Madness -
"Roll -n- Tell"
Members will be speaking about their adaptive recreational activities: traveling to Alaska, South Dakota, WY and other states; kayaking; Concerts on the Square; ...
July is no meeting Please attend our picnic, tentatively scheduled for the weekend of July 10 - 12
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What are your ideas? Email info@SCI-Madison.org or subscribe to our yahoogroup.