March 14, 2019
March is National Social Work Month and we continue to highlight some of the amazing social workers who are so important to The ALS Association Mission. In this episode, Maryann Jones talks about how she became a social worker and joined The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, what it is like working with the team at Hershey Medical Center, the challenges of caring for people with ALS, and why social work is so valuable and necessary.
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March 7, 2019
March is National Professional Social Work Month and our Chapter is proud to be home to many compassionate and accomplished social workers who go above and beyond to support people with ALS and their families. This month, the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast will feature interviews with Chapter social workers to learn why they became social workers, what their job entails, the challenges of being a social worker for The ALS Association, and why social work is so valuable. Listen to this special episode with Melissa Coll, Anne Cooney, and Jayne Etskovitz, share, subscribe, and learn more about The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and how you can get involved at www.alsphiladelphia.org
January 10, 2019
The Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care Program is a hallmark of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and a key part of the Chapter's mission for ALS families. In this podcast, Frank Esterle of Home Helpers talks about his organization's history of providing care for people with ALS, the stories that have impacted him personally and helped grow the relationship, and how Home Helpers is sponsoring upcoming events like the Help and Hope Research and Care Forum in March, 2019.
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November 29, 2018
In part two of our two part series on the 2018 Clinical Conference, Chapter Social Workers Anne Cooney and Melissa Coll talk about what they learned at the conference and what they presented as well. Melissa and Anne talk about caregiving and how caregivers can take care of themselves as well.
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November 21, 2018
The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Care Services team recently participated in the 2018 Clinical Conference in Dallas, Texas. Many members of the Chapter team presented ideas and studies they worked on and everyone learned from experts from across the country. In Part 1 of our two part podcast series, Care Services Director Steve Spaulding; Gail Houseman, RN; and Alisa Brownlee, ATP discuss what they presented and learned.
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November 15, 2018
Scott Smith has produced dazzling visual effects on major Hollywood films for nearly two decades and currently works for Brick Simple to create groundbreaking virtual reality and augmented reality projects. On Wednesday, November 28, Scott will bring his experience and ideas to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Annual Dinner to talk about how Virtual Reality can be used to create a powerful empathy experience for ALS. This technology can be used for ALS awareness, education, caregiving and more.
Listen, subscribe, share, and then make sure to join us for the Annual Dinner by signing up at www.alsphiladelphia.org/annualdinner
October 9, 2018
In the latest Five Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee talks about how people with ALS can use a scooter for mobility and answers some questions about their usefulness. Listen, share, subscribe and then get involved in the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org
October 2, 2018
The Talk to Defeat ALS continues with another 5 Minute Tip with Alisa Brownlee. In this episode, Alisa talks about the value of Tech and Support groups and how they can make life better for a person with ALS and their family and caregivers. She explains how to find one near you and how you should be prepared to listen and learn from others.
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September 25, 2018
In this 5 Minute Tip, Alisa Brownlee discusses how a person with ALS could use a Trilogy device and answers some quick questions that people may have. Listen, share, subscribe and then learn more at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow Alisa on Twitter @ALSAssistiveTec and follow the Chapter @alsphiladelphia
September 11, 2018
In this latest 5 Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee gives advice for how a person with ALS can call for help from a loved one outside of their home. Tune in and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes for more 5 Minute Tips and support the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org