Network News

May 2022

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Many of you know that Spinal Network is part of MCAP (Mobility Community Access Partners), a networking group of nonprofits, agencies and businesses (a complete listing can be found a bit lower in this newsletter). We are working together to host an Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Resource Fair scheduled for June 4th. This event is sponsored by the City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services. You'll find details for this event below. Come out with your family and enjoy the day.


Rick Hayden

Executive Director

Adaptive Sports, Recreation &

Resource Fair

June 4th - Crown Point on Mission Bay

10am - 3pm

Free Event - Lunch Provided

Join us for this fun, free event for all ages where you can try out a variety of adaptive sports, participate in workshops, browse resources & information, and enjoy free lunch & social interaction. Specifically for community members who use a wheelchair for their mobility, their families, caregivers and rehab professionals.

Hosted by MCAP (Mobility Community Access Partners) and sponsored by City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services.

If you have any questions you can email Rick at


*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Must register to attend

To Register

If you're interested in Volunteering for the event, click the link below.

Volunteer Sign Up

Walk, Roll & Stroll

Check out the new locations

We have enjoyed meeting at South Shores Park on Mission Bay every other Saturday but now it is time to spread our wings a bit. We will add two new locations and rotate through them. Here are the three locations:

South Shores Park,

Mission Bay

Town Center Community Park,


The Beach, 

(exact location is being worked on)

Our next Walk, Roll & Stroll get together will be this Saturday, the 14th of May at Town Center Community Park in Santee. We'll meet at the parking lot right where Park Center Dr. ends (see map) and start walking, rolling and strolling at 10am, hope to see you there. If you have any questions, email

All are invited to participate!

Hope to see you there

Google Map

A new podcast 3-4 times per month

We have a number of interesting and fun podcast in our library. Click on the button to go to our Podcast page where you can find the link to all of our podcasts on all available platforms.

We will post on social media when a new podcast is available.
Podcast Link

On our latest podcast, we discussed Mental Health

with Lindsey Elliott and Michaela Devins

"It's OK to Not Be OK"

Sharp Rehab Women's Group for SCI
The next Sharp Rehab Women's Group will be May 16th.

Please email either Charlotte ( or Lexi ( to receive the zoom link.
Mobility Community Access Partners
Spinal Network is proud to be a part of this new and exciting group. Each of the fifteen groups listed below do great things in our community individually, now try to imagine what we can do collectively.

Our mission is to build a world where inclusion is the norm, where education leads to employment, and where quality of life is elevated. MCAP will be a consistent and reliable resource and pillar of advocacy in the community.

Reminder: Participants Needed for Usability Study

UpLyft™ still has a few spots available in our Usability Study this Friday, May 13th in San Diego, CA. We are looking for wheelchair users, seniors (ages 60+), home caregivers, nurses, doctors, and any other healthcare workers to participate in the study.

The study shall take no more than 30 minutes and each participant will receive a $100 Visa gift card for their time.


Date: Friday, May 13th 2022

Time: 30-minute timeslots from 9am - 5pm

Location: Hotel La Jolla, 7995 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Reward: $100 Visa gift card

If you are interested in participating in the study, please select a 30-minute timeslot via the link below. Alternatively, you can email us at

Sign Up Here!

About UpLyft™: UpLyft is a novel medical device allowing for people with limited mobility to independently transfer between bed and wheelchair in a safe and efficient manner. UpLyft can also be used by a caregiver or healthcare worker for assisted transfer.

Cure Medical Supports Medical Research

me+™ from ConvaTec Continence Care is a support program designed to help you navigate life using intermittent catheters. As a member of me+™, you have full access to several benefits:
• A team of WOC nurses and product specialists available by phone or email to answer questions and offer advice.
• Personalized product sampling helping to ensure you are using the best product for you and your cathing needs.
• The GentleCath™ Video Trainer, create your own personalized video guide with tips and advice tailored to your approach to cathing.
• me+ answers, an in-depth online resource for all your cathing questions.
• me+ community, highlighting real stories and experiences from intermittent catheter users.

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