We’re delighted to hear that OPUS (Orthotic and Prosthetic Users Stanmore) is going from strength to strength with numbers growing steadily and enquiries being received from further and further afield. As mentioned in an earlier post, they have now formed links with STEP UP!, Luton, and are hoping that users from other centres will join them in their activities.
Clearly the latest Big Meet Up was a lot of fun! You can read Sandra Staffiero’s report below and email her on: OPUSfirstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more about either of these friendly and supportive groups and the next Big Meet up in October or the barge trip being organised by Step Up! in September. Information can also be found using the links underneath the post.
It is very important that we support one another. Sandra Staffiero (OPUS)
‘The ever growing Big Meet Up arranged by the Orthotic and Prosthetic Users Stanmore (OPUS), took place on Saturday 7 April. The event was held at the Battle Axes public house in Elstree.
People came from as far afield as Solihull and Bournemouth to meet up with new and old friends, for an afternoon filled with laughter and conversation. It was also an opportunity for those in the transition period of deciding whether surgery would be the correct option for them, joining established amputees who were able to answer their many questions.
OPUS are assured that they left secure in the knowledge that there is joy after amputation. Life certainly does carry on in a positive way. Peer support for orthotic and prosthetic users is a continual and important part of this lifelong rehabilitation journey. OPUS are, as always, delighted to be a part of this.
The next Big Meet Up event will be in October 2018. Step Up! Luton are arranging a fully accessible barge trip in September. Further details can be found on the OPUS website and Facebook page. You can also register an interest by email: OPUSemail@example.com’