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Linda Randall, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist at WCA, demonstrates a sock aide, a useful assistive device that helps make the every day task of putting socks on easier.  The free program on Wednesday, August 20th, will demonstrate the latest assistive equipment available to help individuals improve or restore their independence.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, August 14, 2008)—The WCA Hospital Rehabilitation Team will present a free program on “How Assistive Devices Help You Achieve Greater Independence”, on Wednesday, August 20th, at the Jones Memorial Health Center Auditorium, located at 51 Glasgow Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.

“In the course of a single day, we accomplish many different tasks using skills and capabilities that many of us take for granted,” said Linda Randall, OTR/L, supervising Occupational Therapist at WCA Hospital.  “When injury or major health problems strike, one’s abilities may be greatly diminished, making the smallest daily activities a challenge.  Our program will demonstrate how various medical assistive equipment devices can help individuals improve or restore their independence by using devices to assist in daily dressing, eating, bathing, and much more.”

The seminar, including a presentation and question and answer session, will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The program will include demonstrations on the latest available assistive equipment designed to help individuals improve or restore independence in daily living skills including, but not limited to eating, dressing, bathing and home management.

Those attending will have an opportunity to talk with Linda Randall, licensed Occupational Therapist at WCA Hospital, about the field of occupational therapy. 

Mrs. Randall, a licensed occupational therapist, received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.  A supervising therapist at WCA with over 18 years of clinical experience, Randall is also certified and specially trained in Lymphedema Management.

WCA Hospital is an award-winning, regional health system serving more than 160,000 people throughout southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania and a leader in Cancer Care, Heart Care, Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health, Women's Services and diagnostic testing services.

Reservations are not necessary. For additional information on the free presentation or to learn more about the WCA Lymphedema Management Program, call (716) 664-8656. 

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