Providing support and education in a friendly atmosphere
Our group meets the fourth Saturday of the month, January to October.
We have a special meeting date during the Holiday Season.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 24, at 2:00 p.m. This is our
Annual Picnic. See a map by clicking on "Directions" at left.
There is NO meeting in May or November.
A map with directions is available by clicking on the "Directions" link at the left.
During and polio epidemics of the 1940s and early 1950s, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital was the largest respiratory polio center in the United States and continues today to see many polio survivors in its out-patient clinics. In the early1980s, Rancho physicians Jacquelin Perry, MD and D. Armin Fischer, MD were among the first to recognize the late effects of polio and publish informative articles in prominent medical journals. Soon after, Dr. Perry asked permission of the Polio Survivors Association to use its mailing list to contact individuals who might be interested in forming a local support group.
The Rancho Los Amigos Post-Polio Support Group was formed in 1987 and received support from Dr. Perry in establishing a meeting space and distributing our newsletter. The group continues to meet at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, currently in the newer Support Services Annex (SSA) Building, Conference Room 1150.
Everyone is always welcome to attend our friendly meetings on the fourth Saturday of every month, except for November and December when we have a combined meeting with a special speaker. The Post-Polio Support Group of Orange County joins us at this special holiday meeting. A map of Rancho Los Amigos is available by clicking on the "Directions" link at the left.