FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” Princess Diana
It's not uncommon to feel a bit uncertain talking to or interacting with someone who has a physical, sensory, or intellectual disability. Socializing with people with disabilities should be no different from any other socialization. However, if you're not familiar with a given disability, you might fear either saying something offensive or doing the wrong thing by offering assistance.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
come use our FREE exercise room.
Equality Power and Independence crew
Are you a young adult with a disability between the ages of 18 and 30? Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living (PRCIL) has formed a support group for young adults with disabilities.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 from
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Are you a youth with a disability between the ages of 14 and 17? Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living (PRCIL) has a support group for youth with disabilities. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
Falls are a frequent complication of Parkinson’s disease and learning to prevent falls is very important. There are many things that can be done to reduce one’s risk for falls. Greg Gunnels, OTR with Palestine Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Unit and Meghan Bostic, OTR student in training will be giving an overview of how to avoid falls with Parkinson’s disease at the monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting.
Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living will be hosting the meeting on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PRCIL is located at 421 Avenue A in Palestine. For more information, contact PRCIL at 903-729-7505.
Thursday, February 1st
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22nd
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Diabetic Support Group
SPECIAL TIME AND SPECIAL PLACE
DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP
Caring for wounds can be difficult for people with diabetes. If you are a diabetic, regardless of how small or superficial a wound is, it should never be ignored. Whether it is a blister from tight shoes or a cut on the chin from shaving, always seek proper treatment. An option for a person with diabetes having difficulties with wounds which will not heal is Palestine Regional Medical Center’s (PRMC) Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living’s (PRCIL) Diabetic Support Group will be meeting at PRMC’s Wound Care Center on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at noon; lunch will be served. Dr. Adrianne P.S. Smith, Medical Director, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine will speak on “Diabetic Limb Salvage”. Participants will also tour PRMC’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
For more information or to register for lunch, contact PRCIL at 903-729-7505.
RSVPs must be received by Tuesday, February 13.