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Welcome!

The Post-Polio Resource Group was founded in 1985 by a group of polio survivors concerned about the then newly recognized condition called Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS).

Our mission is to inform and help transform the lives of polio survivors with regard to our medical, emotional, social, spiritual, and other life needs --- especially as we experience the new and debilitating symptoms of PPS.


What's New?

April 12 - "Planning Today for Tomorrow: A Senior's Perspective!"

Barbara Horstmeyer, CSA,GCM Founder and President, Senior Planning Group

See Spring 2014 Spirit newsletter for details.

May 17 - Small Group Discussions - "Topics Near and Dear"

1:00 - 1:30 PM Social ; 1:30-3:00 PM Presentation


PPRG now meets in the first floor cafeteria at the Sacred Heart Center in Milwaukee. The address is 1545 S. Layton Blvd.  We have 4 meetings annually in April, May, September and October, unless otherwise announced.

Forum Family Restaurant Luncheon

The next lunch is March 20 at 1:00 PM. The Forum Restaurant is located on Hwy 100 and Layton Ave. in Greenfield. Please call Dagmar at 414-425-5692 if you plan to attend. The remaining lunch dates for 2014 are: April 17, May 15, June 19, September 18, and October 17.

 

PPRG Officers: President, Harvey Padek; Vice-President, Bill Hegge; Treasurer, Carol Kozlosky; and Secretary, Beth Kowall.


The schedule for our meetings and social outings is now online.

In Honor of Veteran's Day

Thanks to our member Cookie Anderson who forwarded the following link. It features PPRG member Sandi Jenkins who served 25 years in the Army Reserve. Thank you, Sandi!

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/for-veterans-parade-is-emotional-proud-experience-b99135243z1-230882421.html

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The U. S. Senate will be holding a hearing very soon on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).


The UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ratified by more than 100 countries, is an international disability treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. It is a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities.
Please consider signing the petition.  The website is www.usicd.org.


Follow the above link to hear a streaming program from Minnesota Public Radio. The first 22 minutes take us back to her historical impact on the treatment of polio and the beginning of the Sister Kenny Clinic.

Salk Institute's website at http://poliotoday.org/
Contains videos of personal stories and expert information that can be useful to us all. Check it out, then come back here for more.

Read a nurse's article on PPS.
The daughter of a member of the PPRG is a nurse practioner. She has published a thorough and very helpful article on PPS in the November 2005 issue of the professional nursing journal RN. It is also available to be read online at http://rnweb.com/rnweb/article

We're all in this together.

Please let other polio survivors and their loved ones know about us.

The PPRG's web site has been online since May 1, 1997