Mon, 06/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Occupy Providence Hospital Pool: People with disabilities organize to save a community resource
Host Cecil Prescod interviews Noah Dundas and Brian Crosby-Payne about a grass roots effort to save the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area.
In 1992 Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital, through a charitable contribution, made possible a therapy pool. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. Warm water adaptive exercise programs help alleviate the pain of arthritis and increase range of motion for stroke patients, those recovering from injury, and those who are physically challenged by disabilities.