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Learn and Grow with SAIL

Information Services Related to Disability and Health

SAIL is a resource to advocate for and educate the community about disability and health related topics. SAIL’s professionals bring you resources that help you to help others live more independently, be safe and better informed. The tools and training SAIL offers help to promote equality, dignity, and independence surrounding health, safety, access, and options. Things we do include:

  • One-on-one to Large Group Presentations
  • Wide Range of Topics
  • Training and Trainers
  • Information and Resources
  • Assessments and Planning
  • Systems Advocacy

Areas of Service Include:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained SAIL staff, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Exercise for strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments.

This program is sponsored by QTAC using the Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program  

Steps to Employment Potential and Success (STEPS)

Learn about soft skills that help to get and keep a job in STEPS. This 10-week course gives participants the opportunity to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment. Participants will learn:

  • The value of soft skills in the workplace
  • Work & social conduct in the workplace
  • Workplace culture and hidden rules
  • Motivation to obtain & maintain employment
  • Workplace ADL’s
  • Disability issues in the workplace and achieving reasonable accommodations
  • How to access resources to successful workplace transportation, personal skills, hygiene, housings, health issues, money management, independent living skills

Polly’s Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Memory Disorders (& TBI)

Polly’s Center is a resource in the community for people who have a diagnosis or who know someone with a memory related disorder. The center has resources like trainings, videos, books and activities for people and their families and loved ones. From one-on-one consultations to large group trainings, SAIL’s Polly’s Center is available to the community as a resource and an asset in the field of Alzheimer’s and Related Memory Disorders including Traumatic Brain Injuries. Stop in and see what we have available (preferably by appointment) and get some resources for yourself and those you love and serve today.  Contact Jennifer Shippee at 518-792-3537, extension 1112, for more information and to make an appointment.

Other Areas of Service Include:———————

  • ADA and Disability issues
  • Accessibility and Architectural Barrier Consultations
  • Aging in Place and Long Term Care Planning
  • Peer Supports for Chronic Health Conditions
  • Health Insurance
  • Soft Skills
  • Self- Advocacy
  • Person First Language
  • Poverty

SAIL helps you turn problems, needs, and fears into YOUR stories of success.