MHVmeetup.org

For the Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup website click on this:
http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Hudson-Valley-Disabilities-Meetup/


Index of Resources

Alzheimer's

Caregivers

Emergency kit

General
Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup Information
 
Prepare My Family for a Disaster

Useful Links for our Veterans


TBI Waiver Program Links




================  Standing Meetup  Newburgh Area  ======================
Setup Meetups in the Newburgh Area.
Play card or other games with friends.
The most important is just talk.
Newburgh

Dates:  
No in person meetup.

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.

Meetup Organizer: Joe DeJong
Email: Joe_dejong@hotmail.com
Phone: 845 787 3960

================ Standing Meetup Middletown  ======
Up-coming  events:
Setup Meetups in the Middletown Area.
Play card or other games with friends.
The most important is just talk.

Middletown
Dates:
  No in person meetup.

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.

Meetup Organizer: Joe DeJong
Email: Joe_dejong@hotmail.com
Phone: 845 787 3960



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General Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup Information
We are noticing many people with disabilities are having troubles working with computers. We are asking the caregivers to signup and join http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Hudson-Valley-Disabilities-Meetup/. Maybe the caregivers can ask their love ones what they want to do. ​
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People with severe disabilities must come with their caregiver assistance. All meetup events are Dutch treat. There is no funding.   RSVP is required otherwise it maybe canceled. Service coordinators, case managers, social workers  and caregivers, please help provide transportation. ​
Currently, we have several private Meetups running. See if a member lives near you. Signup and join our Meetup website for the latest information. If you need help, contact me:​
Meetup website is for free and only personal information is your email address for contacting you about a Meetups.​
For more information or cancellations:​
Printout our brochure:​


Meetup Organizer: Joe DeJong
Email: Joe_dejong@hotmail.com
Phone: 845 787 3960

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Recent Meetup Events:

West Point Holiday Show


After West Point Event:


Pizza Event:



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All Meetup events are Dutch treat and please RSVP or we may cancel.

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Please get the word out... print or email our  MHVmeetupFinal.pdf file.

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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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For a quick look, Google “Mid-Hudson Valley Disabilities Meetup.” You are not required to sign up and join. When you do 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


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We are also including the therapy dog program into our discussions.
Go to: therapydoglucy.org
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For more information, cancellations or updates go to MHVmeetup.org

Please get the word out... print or email our MHVmeetup final pdf file.

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

Meetup Organizer: Joe DeJong
Email: Joe_dejong@hotmail.com
Phone: 845 787 3960

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Medicaid TBI Waiver Program 

(914) 682-3926

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Regional Resource Development
 Center (RRDC) This Medicaid Waiver Program is a cost-effective, community-based alternative to nursing facility placement. Provides individuals with TBI home and community-based services. WILC is the TBI RRDC for the Lower Hudson Valley Region.Program Director, Waiver Services/Senior
RRDS - Margaret Nunziato
TBI Lead RRDS - Lisa Howard
(914) 682-3926

Contact Mia Buechelmaier for TBI RRDC
information mbuechelmaier@wilc.org
 or call 845-228-7457

TBI Waiver Program Links:
Please check for latest version
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1111.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/reference/tbi/docs/tbiprovidermanual2009.pdf

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/reference/tbi/



Useful Links for our Veterans
Training a therapy dog

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

National Center for PTSD

Military One Source

Vet Centers

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Emergency kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

https://www.ready.gov/kit

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Prepare My Family for a Disaster
Because your family may not be together when a disaster strikes it is important to create a plan in advance. It is also essential to have a disaster supplies kit that includes basic items from your home that you may need in case of emergency.

https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/prepare-my-family-disaster
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