Amp District

 

March

FOREVER GROWING ~ FOREVER IMPROVING ~ FOREVER INDEPENDENT

The Amp District is a Community Group open to anyone who has undergone an amputation or the family of those effected.

Empowering amputees through positive community support, enabling each one to live life to the fullest.

Our goal is to live our lives to the fullest by exploring our communities and enjoying the opportunities around us. Demonstrating to our peers that, as amputees, we can conquer the obstacles placed before us. To build each other up through peer support, community activities, and educational services. Helping each other overcome the daily struggles that we have all faced. And by equipping each other with the necessary tools to live limitless.

 

MONTHLY GROUP MEETING:

 1st Monday of Every Month: Morning Coffee Support Group – 8:00am – 11:00am.  Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company, 647 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 Saturday, March 25th: 2:00pm – Amputee Bowling – Fountain Square Theatre  Building, 1105 Prospect Street, Indianapolis

Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon of Duckpin Bowling. Duckpin Bowling uses a  ball that weighs around 3.5lbs and is between 4.5 and 5 inches in diameter. Therfore,  they are much smaller than your standard bowling ball and easier to control. The pins  are also shorter, smaller, and lighter than standard bowling pins, making it more  difficult to achieve a strike. This allows the bowler three rolls per frame.

Come out for a non-competitive atmosphere of games and companionship. Get to know  other amputees and families from around our communities while growing and  expanding your abilities.

All assistive devices are welcome, and we encourage you to bring them. This area is not “handicap friendly” as there is a step here and there. If you need assistance, please let us know. We are more then willing to help.

There are drinks and snacks available for purchase. There are also plenty of local restaurants if you’re in need of a meal. Street parking is free and typically readily available on Saturday afternoon. Please feel free to come and go as you wish.

Cost:
$5 per person
$10 per family
Play as much as you like!!!
*Additional costs for food and beverages.

 

 

 Saturday, April 8th8:00am – WALLS Inc. Fun 5k Run/Walk – 1130 Bloor Lane,  Zionsville

 W.A.L.L.S. Inc is a local non-profit set out to empower individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to enhance their lives with increased life skills education, self- worth, and social skills while providing beneficial services to the community.

Join us in supporting W.A.L.L.S. Inc by attending this exciting event. We as amputees, know the physical impairment and the impact that the loss of a limb can have on our daily lives. Take this opportunity to give back and help another person struggling with their own disabilities. You are not required or asked to run in this event. Please, take your time and enjoy the opportunity and get to know one another.

“Building a future for special adults one brick and step at a time” 

W.A.L.L.S Inc is a non-profit Special Needs Life Skills Center for adults with disabilities. There will be a 5k Run/Walk for people of all abilities on April 8, 2017. Registration will start at Jennings Field at 8:00AM. Runners will start at 9:00AM and walkers will start at 9:10AM. There will be activities for runners and families including; Our extremely fun Silent Auction, Games, a DJ, and an Inflatable Bounce House will be available for entertainment during and after the race. And of course Root Beer Floats at the finish line! We look forward to seeing you there!

*Pets, strollers, wheelchairs, and all other forms mobility aids are encouraged!*

For more information, please visit

http://www.walls-inc.org/index.html

If you wish to attend, please let me know.
Thank you!

 

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 Amputee Walking School ~ April 17 – April 21

FREE program provided by SRT, the Amputee Walking School has helped thousands of amputees worldwide achieve their own personal goals of mobility!

Throughout the evening, Dennis and Todd will guide amputees through a series of fun exercises in a casual environment to help with increased flexibility and strength to achieve the best performance from their prosthesis.

For over 25 years, Paralympic Gold Medalists, Dennis Oehler and Todd Schaffhauser have helped over 15,000 amputees world-wide with this 100% free program, helping them optimize the use of their prosthesis. Whether you have been an amputee for years, a brand new amputee, or even contemplating amputation, the Amputee Walking School is a fun, casual atmosphere filled with inspirational stories and strength-training exercises. Amputees are not required to RSVP for this event, and do not have to be a current patient of SRT.

Saturday, April 29: Adaptive Cycling Education and Fun Ride

Please check back soon. More Information to Come!

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If you’re looking for a place to share your accomplishments, communicate with other amputees, and be around like-minded people, THIS is the place for you!

Join us each month for NEW and EXCITING events that will be encouraging and offer community support while exploring the opportunities around us. Be prepared to set goals and find new limits, make lasting friendships, and be proud of who you are!

For more information, contact SRT Patient Advocate, Uriah Steffen at uriah@srtpo.com or 574.529.4259

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