​Men and Aging with Paralysis

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 21, 2021 # Health, Events

Time: June 29, 2021, 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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man in wheelchair holding his white dog in front of the oceanThe Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center is pleased to announce it will be hosting “Men and Aging with Paralysis,” a free webinar featuring a panel discussion among four men living with paralysis, on June 29, 2021. Milton Spencer, Terry Lewis, Stephen Mackintosh and Craig Crosby will be leading this crucial discussion about how living with paralysis can impact men’s health and well-being over the years. This webinar is a part of the Paralysis Resource Center’s Men’s Health Initiative, which focuses on the health and well-being of men living with paralysis.

Aging is an important but often overlooked aspect of living with paralysis. While men living with paralysis experience a myriad of physical and emotional changes as they age, finding resources and discussion to assist in navigating these changes can be difficult. The Men and Aging with Paralysis webinar will provide an in-depth exploration of the impacts of the aging process and an understanding that men are not alone in facing the changes associated with growing older.

Webinar panelists will share their personal experiences with aging with paralysis as well as provide insight and advice. Topics to be covered include the physical changes brought on by aging, including weight gain, sexual health issues, and pain, as well as the emotional impacts, such as increased isolation, decreased self-worth, and the transition to retirement. Strategies and resources for addressing the challenges associated with aging with paralysis will also be presented to empower men to maintain their health and quality of life as they age.

This webinar will be held from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time. Registration to attend the free presentation is now open.

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.