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

Our Disabilities Meetup group is now 80 members.




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Starbucks at Newburgh in Barnes and Noble... Meetup
Friday‎, ‎May‎ ‎31‎, ‎2019, ‎1‎:‎00‎ ‎PM to ‎3‎:‎00‎ ‎PM​
1245 Route 300, Union Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550

It was a Great Meetup.

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Hello Everyone, 
Currently we have 91 Meetup members. 

To see what we are all about, click on the following link.


Click on "About"​
You will see... What we're about​.
Click on "Read more"​
Click on the links to see the pictures of past Meetup events

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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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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 
For more information or cancellations: ​

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Please RSVP by:​


For cancellations:​​
 
Thanks

Joe DeJong


PIZZA... to be announced

If you know of a up coming event, please contact us.

For more information:
Meetup platform: https://www.meetup.com/Mid-Hudson-Valley-Disabilities-Meetup

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Setup Meetups 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:

Dates:  

  10/11/2019 canceled
  11/08/2019
  12/13/2019
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

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Up-coming  events:
Setup Meetups 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.

Dates:
  10/25/2019
  11/22/2019
  12/27/2019

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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Up-coming  events:
 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).
https://www.ormc.org/services/stroke-center

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.

The Stroke support group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  10/22/2019
  11/26/2019
  12/24/2019
Conference Room 1

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Please Note:

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 confirm 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 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

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