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Community Meet-ups

Stay Connected

Many individuals with a new spinal cord injury don’t know anyone else in a wheelchair and that can be a scary and isolating reality. Our community meet-ups are not a formal support group, but people who attend feel supported. It’s a safe space to meet other wheelchair users, swap stories, ask questions, and learn tips and tricks from others. The group meets in a casual, accessible public setting like a pizza parlor, brewpub, or restaurant. There is no agenda other than welcoming others and making new friends. Everyone is welcome! 

Upcoming Community Meet-ups

Portland Meet-ups

Monday, October 31st - Halloween Costume Party! + -

Come out and join us on Halloween! Get into the spooky spirit and dress up in your favorite costume. There’s not an “official” costume contest, but it’s always a fun time to see how creative folks in our community can be with their get-ups.

 

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Monday, October 31, 2022
Time – 6pm – 9pm
Location – Lucky Lab Beer Hall; 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97209

 

Monday, November 28th - Holiday Celebration! + -

Join us for a holiday gathering! Every year we have an ugly sweater “contest” so don’t forget your favorite holiday sweater. The winner will get a year of fame, glory, and bragging rights. This is not a religious gathering. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Monday, November 28, 2022
Time – 6pm – 9pm
LocationMigration Brewing – Gresham; 18188 NE Wilkes Rd, Portland, OR 97230

 

Monday, December 26th - New Year Celebration + -

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Monday, December 26, 2022
Time – 6pm – 9pm
Location – Lucky Lab Beer Hall; 1945 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97209

 

Full List of Dates & Locations + -
  • Monday, October 31, 2022 – Lucky Lab Beer Hall – Halloween Costume Party!
  • Monday, November 28, 2022 – Migration Brewing, Gresham – Holiday Party!
  • Monday, December 26, 2022 – Lucky Lab Beer Hall – New Year Celebration!
  • Monday, January 30, 2023 – Lucky Lab Beer Hall
  • Monday, February 27, 2023 – TBD
  • Monday, March, 27, 2023 – TBD
  • Monday, April 24, 2023 – TBD
  • Monday, May 26, 2023 – TBD
  • Monday, June 26, 2023 – TBD

If you have ideas or suggestions for accessible meeting places in the Portland Metro area, please reach out to us at contact@oregonsci.org to let us know.

Southern Oregon Meet-ups

Sunday, October 30th - Halloween Pizza Party + -

Join us the day before Halloween for a pizza party! Costumes are a bonus, but not required.

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Sunday, October 30, 2022
Time – 2pm – 4pm
LocationArt Bop Beer Co; 54 B Talent Ave, Talent, OR 97501

 

Sunday, December 4th - Holiday Celebration! + -

Join us for a holiday gathering! We’ll have an ugly sweater “contest” so don’t forget your favorite holiday sweater. The winner will get a year of fame, glory, and bragging rights. This is not a religious gathering. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Sunday, December 4, 2022
Time – 6pm – 9pm
LocationWild River Brewing & Pizza Co.; 2684 N Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501

 

Full List of Dates & Locations + -
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, March 5, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, April 2, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 – Wild River Brewing
Virtual Meet-up. Every Last Sunday. 6pm on Zoom. Image includes Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection logo.

Virtual Meet-ups

How to Join the Virtual Meet-up + -
  1. Register for the event through Zoom. You will receive reminders as the date approaches.
  2. Once you’re registered you’ll receive a link to join the event.
Virtual Meet-up Dates & Details + -

Dates

  • Sunday, October 30, 2022
  • Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023

Time – 6pm – 9pm
Location – Zoom, register and join here.

Encuentro en Español

Miercoles, Octubre 19, 2022 + -

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection te invita a un encuentro en Español, que se estara realizando cada tercer miercoles del mes para personas con diferentes tipos de discapacidades.

El proposito de este encuentro es crear un espacio donde las personas con discapacidades puedan conocer a otras personas con discapacidad, interactuar y aprender el uno al otro.

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection compartirá con los participantes los servicios que ofrece a las personas que tienen Lesion Medular. También estaremos cmpartiendo la informacion más reciente sobre el Covid-19 y una lista de lugares donde las vacunas están disonibles para el público en el Condado de Washington.

 


Información:

Fecha – Miercoles, Octubre 19, 2022
Hora – 5pm – 7pm
Lugar – Beaverton City Library; 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

No te pierdas este encuentro en Español. ¡Tenemos aperitivos!

Para obtener más información o si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Francisco al (503)757-7820 o francisco@oregonsci.org.

 

Miercoles, Noviembre 16, 2022 + -

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection te invita a un encuentro en Español, que se estara realizando cada tercer miercoles del mes para personas con diferentes tipos de discapacidades.

El proposito de este encuentro es crear un espacio donde las personas con discapacidades puedan conocer a otras personas con discapacidad, interactuar y aprender el uno al otro.

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection compartirá con los participantes los servicios que ofrece a las personas que tienen Lesion Medular. También estaremos cmpartiendo la informacion más reciente sobre el Covid-19 y una lista de lugares donde las vacunas están disonibles para el público en el Condado de Washington.

 


Información:

Fecha – Miercoles, Noviembre 16, 2022
Hora – 5pm – 7pm
Lugar – Beaverton City Library; 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

No te pierdas este encuentro en Español. ¡Tenemos aperitivos!

Para obtener más información o si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Francisco al (503)757-7820 o francisco@oregonsci.org.

 

Other Meet-ups

Sunday, November 6th - Springfield + -

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Sunday, November 6, 2022
Time – 2pm
LocationPublicHouse; 418 A Street #4606, Springfield, OR 97477

 

Tuesday, November 8th - Salem + -

Stay connected, stay healthy! Our meet-ups are a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. Our community health workers will be on hand to provide information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the metro area or answer any questions you may have. These meet-ups are open to anyone affect by SCI or paralysis.

We hope you’ll join us!


 

Date – Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Time – 6pm – 9pm
LocationThe Yard Food Park; 4106 State St, Salem, OR 97301

 

 

Talk to a Peer

What is the OSCI Peer Network?

The peer network is a group of people who are thriving after a SCI. They respond to requests for information, services, or resources from patients, families, and providers and connect them appropriately. The peer network draws on the collective body of experience, wisdom, and social capital of the community of people in Oregon and SW Washington who live with spinal cord injury.

Who is an OSCI peer?

A peer mentor is someone who is thriving after a spinal cord injury or caring for someone living with a SCI. A thriving person has adopted positive coping mechanisms, has strong self-awareness, is grounded in self-acceptance, and is well-adjusted. They are engaged in their community and invite others to join.

Join our community! Become a member.

Contact us

Oregon Spinal Cord Injury Connection

PO BOX 17516
Portland, OR 97217

Email: contact@oregonsci.org