Learning to cope with a spinal cord injury may be the biggest challenge ever faced by a SCI patient and his or her family. It is good to know that you are not alone in such a difficult situation. SCI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends with people undergoing similar challenges and also offer the opportunity to learn more about SCI and how to deal with it.
Different SCI groups have different focuses. For example, some groups focus on helping the recently injured cope with their altered lifestyles, while other groups focus on providing recreational activities for people with SCI. If you have the opportunity, investigate several SCI groups before deciding which you want to join. Some people may find that they benefit from belonging to more than one group. Because support groups change or disband without notice, please call ahead to get the group’s latest information before you make a trip to their meeting place.
At this time we could only find one SCI support group in Nebraska. If you cannot find a SCI group in your area, you may want to consider establishing one. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association offers helpful information on starting your own support group: https://unitedspinal.org/.
Madonna Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
The Madonna Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets every third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. The meetings provide an educational topic of interest as well as time for support discussions and social time. The group occasionally travels outside of the facility for a recreational event. A mailing is sent out prior to each meeting to update the group on the education topic or recreational activity that will be held that month.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68506
Diane Ulmer at (402) 486-8296 or firstname.lastname@example.org