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SCI Forum Schedule


Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Managing Personal Caregivers: A Panel Discussion

For many people with spinal cord injuries, personal caregivers are one of life’s daily necessities. Finding and retaining reliable, competent, affordable caregivers can be very time-consuming and stressful. And the more care you need, the more you may find that you are running a small business with lots of employees and complicated shift schedules. Whether you need 24-hour care or only a couple of hours of help a day, you need to be able to count on caregivers to show up and do their jobs well. How do people with SCI do all this and get on with their lives? Tonight we will hear from four individuals with cervical SCIs who will share their stories, tips and hard-won wisdom on the topic of personal caregivers. As with so much in the SCI world, everyone’s situation is unique, and each of our panelists has different care needs and different ways of paying for them. The panel discussion will be moderated by UW rehab psychologist Dr. Jeanne Hoffman. Please join us!

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Meet & Greet! Meet in the hospital cafeteria to socialize, network and eat (buy or bring dinner) before the forum. No RSVP—just show up! Please call 206-685-3999 or email csalzman@uw.edu if you would like directions or additional information.

NOTE: We are back to our regular location:

South Campus Center, Room 316
University of Washington

1601 NE Columbia Rd., Seattle, WA 98195
[Click here for directions.]

FREE PARKING: Pay cash ($5) when you enter the S-1 garage (see directions) and we will give you a coupon for a full refund when exiting the garage.

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