May 2011 Meeting

Yes, this is short notice, but the speaker we have lined up for our May Meeting is great. Her name and title is Ashley E. Bridwell, LMSW. We have
asked her to address the family dynamics of persons being diagnosed with a life long conditions/diseases. How these affect the actual person as well
as how it affects the spouse and other family members. We have asked her to please delve into the emotional aspects, and offer coping skills to help us better understand ourselves and our families.
Ashley grew up in Phoenix and attended ASU where she completed her bachelors and received her LMSW, Licensed Masters of Social Work. She completed her internship at Banner Desert Medical Center on the neuro-ortho unit, before coming to St Joes. Ashley has worked at St Joes for 6 yrs. in the Outpatient Rehab Dept., specializing in neurological disabilities. Her responsibilities include coordinating care, brief solution focused counseling interventions, advocacy on behalf of patients with insurance companies and other community resources and education on disability adjustment.
Besides her work at St Joes, Ashley facilitates a support group for stroke, caregiver and young adult traumatic brain injured, is a commissioner for the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and has recently become involved in a local project called Home, Health, Hope or H3. H3 focuses on finding solutions to end chronic homelessness of the medically vulnerable population .

JOIN US THIS THURSDAY, MAY 20TH AT 11:00 TO HEAR ASHLEY DISCUSS A TOPIC THAT IS VERY DEAR TO OUR HEARTS – “US AND OUR FAMILIES”. Due to scheduling, she plans to start promptly at 11:00 – 11:45 am…SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND – Sure would appreciate a good turn out!!
THANK YOU !!
Shelley

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