Celebrating 30 Years of Support & Education (1986-2016)

Our Support Group

The Central Virginia Post Polio Support Group was organized in 1986. Our group meets regularly to offer support, provide meaningful education, and encourage advocacy for those survivors of polio who are now experiencing Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) and the medical community. Our members strive to help others in seeking an appropriate diagnosis, finding effective treatments, and assisting with necessary lifestyle changes despite the increase of limitations caused by PPS. Spouses, family and friends of those with PPS are equal members and partners in our group. In addition to sharing of knowledge, we often enjoy social events among our many activities. Our group attempts to be a supportive and caring community to anyone affected by the pain, weakness, fatigue and grief of PPS.

Support the CVPPSG

The Central Virginia Post- Polio Support Group is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from its membership and the community to continue its work. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. We appreciate your help.

Donations should be made out to the Central Virginia Post-Polio Support Group (CVPPSG) and mailed to:

Linda VanAken
14606 Talleywood Ct.
Chester, VA 23831

Save the Date!

Our next social activity will be our Spring luncheon on March 3, 2018.

Location and more details will be in the next newsletter as well as this space as it gets closer.

PPS Clinic

If you are experiencing any post-polio symptoms such as unaccustomed fatigue - either rapid muscle tiring or a feeling of total body exhaustion; new weakness in muscles, both those originally affected and those seemingly unaffected; pain in muscles and/or joints; sleep problems; breathing or swallowing problems or decreased ability to tolerate cold temperatures and your primary care physician cannot find any other cause, you may want to be evaluated by a Post-Polio Specialist. We, in central Virginia, are fortunate to have a Post-Polio Clinic at Sheltering Arms Hospital, 2805 West Broad St., Richmond. The Director of the PPS Clinic is Dr. Albert Jones. Information can be given by calling: 804-764-1001.