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    Desperately seeking:

    Just wondering if anyone out there knows of any support groups, recreation anything that's going on in or around Boston. I need some sort of diversion I feel myself slipping away. All of my able bodied friends just don't get it. I live alone, and I am independent to a fault. I don't have any family in the area so I think it would be really helpful find some people similar to myself.

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    Do not know how far you are from Brockton, but at the VA Hospital there there are a few wheelchair basketball teams. There is also a wheelchair softball team as well. You do not need to be a veteran to be a part of the teams either. Let me know if that interests you and I can get you some contact names.
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    There are SCI support groups at both Spaulding Hospital in Boston and also at N.E. Rehab in Woburn that you might want to check out.

    Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network
    70 Butler St. Salem, NH 03079

    (Held the fourth Friday of the month)
    2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
    November 25
    December 24
    For information contact Denise Sampson at (603) 247-1114 or Freetobeme5452@aol.com.

    Rhode Island Spinal Cord Injury Information/Support Group
    Southern New England Rehab. Center, 21 Peace St., Providence, RI
    6:30-8:00 PM, 3 Center Gymnasium
    (Held the third Wednesday bimonthly)
    November 17
    January 19, 2011
    For information contact Matt Sullivan at 401-725-1966

    Spaulding Support/Discussion Group Meeting
    Spaulding Rehab Hospital
    4:00 PM in the 9th floor gym
    (Held the fourth Thursday of the month)
    December 23
    For information contact the Spaulding Office at 617-573-2081

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    Kelton,

    I hope things get better for you soon.

    Please don't slip away...you would be missed.

    Take care, ok?

    Teena

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    Kelton,

    After I got injured, I enrolled (at age 47) at Greenfield Community College here in Western Mass. I had so much fun that 17 years later, I am still in college, working on a second Masters degree. I think that North Shore has a campus in Lynn, and they are really supportive of older students with plenty of life experience.

    Don
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