St. Anthony Amputee Support Group Schedule
The St. Anthony Amputee Support Group will meet once a month. Those monthly meetings will be at 11 AM on the second Monday of the month.
Quarterly meetings at the Main Hospital Building will be speaker
centered informational/instructional meetings directed toward issues
of interest to amputees. These meetings will be in January, April, July, and
To assist members who might not be familiar with the St. Anthony's Medical Center Campus, a map of that campus is available on this website. Click on "Campus Map" on the menu at the left.
There will be additional meetings in February, March, May, June, August,
September, November and December. These other monthly meetings will normally be a
lunch/social gathering at some local restaurant at 11 AM but may be some other
activity when it can be arranged.
The location and activity will be determined on an ad-hoc basis so that the group can maintain a sense of spontaneity. Announcements will be sent to every member either by e-mail or by snail-mail.
All lunch meetings begin at 11:00 a.m. and are held at O'Charley's Restaurant located at 4130 Rusty Road.
See the map at the right.
The April meeting will be at 11 AM on April 10.
At our April 10th meeting, we will welcome Mike Flotken, also known as Mobility Man Mike.
Mobility for U is St. Louis' premier total wheelchair accessible transportation source, providing dignified mobility services to seniors and people with special needs.
Please visit Mike's website (www.Mobilityforu.com) to see our Mobility for U vans in action.
The meeting will be on the 3rd floor of the John K. Pruellage Heart Center Bldg
Enter at the rear of the Hospital and follow the signs from the lobby.
The May lunch meeting will be at 11 AM on May 8.June Meeting
The June lunch meeting will be at 11 AM on June 12.
Transportation Services To Meetings
Judy has identified two taxicab companies that can serve our members. Jamie has determined that Home Transportation Service from St. Anthony's will provide transportation to meetings at St. Anthony's Medical Center.
The menu item "Local Transportation" on the left leads to the page of information we have about transportation.
If you have any additional ideas send them to me and we will follow up.
National Limb Loss Information Center
An extremely helpful subset of the ACA is the National Limb Loss Information Center This index page provides access to a tremendous wealth of information. If you can't find what you are looking for, give them a call at 1-888/AMP-KNOW and they will be glad to help. My experience is they have always sent a lot of material in response to any question I asked.
If you are interested in social media, then ACA has a very good Facebook page for you.
ACA Facebook. They even have included pictures of some of our members in the cover photos.
Amputee Empowerment Partners (AEP)
At the September meeting, some members were not aware but were curious about AEP.
As of January 5, 2011, AEP had more than 6,583 members, 165 different groups, and 946 blog posts, over 9,451 photos, 473 videos, 20 and discussion forums, there's something for everyone at www.EmpoweringAmputees.org.