Save the Date:
15th Annual Wheeling & Able Golf Classic:
Sept 25, 2014
SCI Model System & Congratulations
Did you know that Gaylord Hospital is one of only 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems in the U.S.? Central to our system's success is Diana Pernigotti, Project Coordinator and NSCIA CT Chapter Board Member.
Connecticut Jammers are in Recruiting Mode...
The CT Jammers Wheelchair Rugby Team is recruiting players! This full contact Paralympic sport is open to individuals who have some form of disability with a loss of function in both the upper and lower limbs..
Are You Suffering with Pain?
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking individuals with pain as a result of Spinal Cord Injury to participate in a research study.
VOL X - 2014
Third Time is a Charm at Roll on the Capitol
The 3rd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill was an unabashed success. From June 22-25, United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), made their presence felt in Washington, D.C. New and old faces injected enthusiasm and wisdom and created a palpable sense of excitement as attendees from 26 states, Puerto Rico and D.C. stormed the Hill.
Spinal Cord Injury and Exercise Go “Hand in Hand”
Physical activity is important for all of us. Exercise reduces the risk of developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and even some forms of cancer. For people with a spinal cord injury there can be added health benefits. If you are able to be physically active, you have a lower risk of developing secondary complications such as urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and respiratory illness.
Powerful Tools For Caregivers Continues to make a Difference
On Wednesday, August 6th at 1PM at the Elmwood Senior Center in Danbury, CT, the Mayor of Danbury CT Mark Boughton presented a Proclamation for Powerful Tools for Caregivers Day!
The CT Chapter of National Spinal Cord Injury Association received a Quality of Life Grant in 2013 to purchase 400 Caregiver Helpbooks used in the six week for 2.5hours one day a week course.
5th Annual NSCIA CT Twilight Gala is a Smashing Success
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Connecticut Chapter (NSCIA CT) held its 5th Annual Twilight Gala on March 8th, 2014 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. The evening’s emcee was Emmy Award nominated News 8 Medical reporter Jocelyn Maminta. The guest speaker was former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing against Army on October 16th 2010.
Did you know...
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