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Promoting health for people growing older with a spinal cord injury Sandra Mills – TRI Lyndhurst Centre Jenny Doyle – CPA Ontario Spinal Cord Connections.

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1 Promoting health for people growing older with a spinal cord injury Sandra Mills – TRI Lyndhurst Centre Jenny Doyle – CPA Ontario Spinal Cord Connections Resource Centre FICDDAT June 8, 2011

2 Admission Stats at Lyndhurst Centre Fiscal yearAverage age - males Average age - females

3 SCRP Admission Breakdown Fiscal Year

4 Workshop Participants

5 Education Needs for People with SCI living in the community Participant requirements most commonly noted in the areas of aging (73%), research (72%), financial aid, (66%), and education (63%). (Gontkovsky, T. et al 2006) Race/ethnicity was found to predict perceived information needs, with nonwhite participants endorsing a significantly greater degree of needs than white participants in 11 of 23 (48%) domains. (Gontkovsky, T. et al 2006) SCC RC research – body functioning, community services and resources, general health and wellness (2007)

6 Addressing the Need Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario (CPA Ontario) and Toronto Rehab – the Spinal Cord Rehab Program developed a physical and virtual (website) Spinal Cord Connections Resource Centre (RC). Goal – provide innovative model for adult learning combining professional expertise with practical experience. Resources available in variety of formats SCI peers volunteering in the RC provide customized information Monthly workshops designed to meet the needs of consumers in the community with SCI, family and supports

7 Addressing the Need - web based resources and information related to SCI for people with SCI, family, friends and professionals seeking information. SCI U – an interactive web based course that introduces the basics of SCI in the area of you and your SCI, bowel, bladder, skin and nutrition Phase 2 opain, ousing and maintaining a wheelchair, oIntimacy, relationships and sexuality oFertility, pregnancy and parenting

8 Education Workshops Subject Matter Expert Peer Facilitator SCI Education Coordinator CPA Ontario The ideal workshop environment

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12 Contact us… Jenny Doyle CPA Ontario ext. 254 Sandra Mills TRI - Spinal Cord Rehab Program ext


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