Carrie Stutler receiving certificate thanking her for her presentation

Select the link below to view the Occupational Therapy Presentation:

Occupational Therapy Presentation

  Jessi Wright of WVATS Gave Talk and Demonstration at April Meeting


Jessi Wright, Managing Director of the Assistive Technology System(WVATS), spoke at the April meeting to a small but very eager group of listeners. She explained that WVATS belonged to a federal program that exists in all states (ADAP). The West Virginia program has many pieces of adaptive equipment to help people with various conditions including mobility, hearing, and vision. Equipment can be borrowed at no cost for thirty-day trial periods so that the borrower can determine if a piece of equipment is usable before purchasing it. Equipment can also be borrowed by people recovering from temporary conditions so that they can avoid purchase of expensive assistive devices. WVATS has a wide variety of equipment including computer mice and keyboards, portable toilets, shower chairs, telephones for the visually impaired, and amplifier systems for the hearing impaired. Several of the attendees were arranging loans at the end of the talk. Warren arranged to borrow a special mouse and Lowey was interested in a telephone for the sight-impaired.


West Virginians can contact WVATS at West Virginia Center for Excellence in Disabilities, 959 Hartman Run Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, 800-841-8436.  The website address is http://wvats.cedwvu.org.  According to the ADAP the equivalent program in Ohio is Assistive Technology of Ohio, 1314 Kinnear Rd, Area 1700, Columbus, OH 43212, phone 614-292-7721, atohio@osu.edu, and at website,   http://atohio.engineering.osu.edu.



Below Warren and Jessi enjoying a laugh as he presents a thank you certificate.





Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society
Hold Anniversary Lunch  at the Golden Corral



Several members, friends and supporters of the Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group gathered at the Golden Corral on Monday to celebrate  the 22nd anniversary of the group under the auspices of the Wood County Society and the 28th anniversary of its initial formation. They thanked the Wood County Society for issuing the proclamation of July 11 to 18 as Disabled Voters Registration Week. See the Proclamation below.



Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Warren Peascoe, President of MOVPPSG, Presents Certificates of Thanks to Michelle Offenberger and Sheila Carroll of HealthSouth(Back Left and Center), Becky White, Founder of MOVPPSG (Front Right) and Jane Stephens, Executive Director of the Wood County Society, (Back Right) as Nancy Murphy, Vice-President of MOVPPSG, (Front Center) looks on.




Members of the Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society in attendance at 20th Anniversary Party Pose

Eighteen members of the Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society gathered at the Golden Corral for a Dutch treat luncheon, cake, and fellowship to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group’s relocation from Marietta, OH to Parkersburg, WV. They presented thank you certificates to HealthSouth, represented by Michelle Offenberger and Sheila Carroll for providing library space, meeting rooms, and hospitality; to the Wood County Society, represented by Executive Director Jane Stephens for financial support, and Rebecca White for her work in founding and leading the group.

Everyone enjoyed the chance of talking to some members who had been unable to attend for a while. Of course we missed those who were absent. One member called to apologize for not attending. The preceding weekend had been her sixtieth high school reunion. She was just too tired to attend another celebration. Congratulations to her on that anniversary.

Next meeting is in the Simonton Meeting Room at the Vienna Public Library at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 18.

Article and Picture 1 appeared in Parkersburg News and Sentinel, Friday, July 25, 2014, p.C5.

MOVPPSG 25th Anniversary Group Photo




President Warren Peascoe reading oral collage at the MOVPPSG 25th Anniversary






Susan Diehl Hickman, RN and Jane Anderson

Susan Diehl Hickman, RN, from Housecalls Hospice talked to the Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group of the Wood County Society in the Simonton Meeting Room of the Vienna Public Library. About fifteen members heard her explain the role of hospice in end-of-life care and the role that Medicare played in funding it. In appreciation for the talk,  Jane Anderson presented her with a certificate and a copy of “The Late Effects of Polio: Introduction to Clinical Practice."



Bob Baumann, Physical Therapist at Health South and Warren Peascoe May 2013




Marie Cullum with the cake she made for the MOVPPSG 10th Anniversary in 1997




Larry & Marie Cullum at the Mall booth during Polio Awareness Week 1997










Deby King, server at the Golden Corral, receives a thank you card on behalf of management and staff from Larry Young of the WCS’sMOVPPSG.
Approximately 12 members of the Wood County Society’s Mid Ohio Valley Post Polio Support Group (WCS’sMOVPPSG) gathered for a Thanksgiving and Christmas Party with a Dutch Treat lunch, gift exchange,  and gab fest at the Golden Corral. 







October 15, 2012 Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group Meeting at the Golden Corral

Members wrote Letters to their Legislators about Issues that are important to People with Disabilities 

(L-R) Warren Peascoe, Kay Eichmiller, Pat Young, Judy Hickman, Becky White,

Judy Peascoe, Larry Young, Patsy Johnson, and Pauline Monfreda

Members of Post-Polio Support Group Notify Legislators

that People with Disabilities Vote


Post-Polio Health International decided to raise politiciansʼ awareness of the needs of Post-Polio survivors and their numbers by posting a statement on PHIʼs website for Post-Polio survivors to sign and mail to office holders and candidates informing all of them of the voting power of Post-Polio survivors and their interests. There are more that 12 million polio survivors world wide. There are about 50 million people in the United States with disabilities. Members of Wood County Societyʼs Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group prepared letters to remind legislators that “Weʼre Still Here”.

The letter created by Post-Polio Health International requests that health, architectural, and transportation needs be addressed to keep the mobility impaired active in their communities. In addition, it requests support for the original intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The statement we signed raised awareness in voting among our group of fourteen diners. So we contacted the County Clerk, right from the cafeteria, to confirm that one member was registered to vote and could access her polling place We also got instructions to let another member register to vote just before the West Virginia deadline.



Early voting sites opened Tuesday in West Virginia Warren and Judy Peascoe




09/29/2012 Mid-Ohio Valley Post Polio Support Group members at the Ohio Polio Network Conference

Our thanks to Aldeen "Monica" Wilford for providing this photo.







  Mid-Ohio Valley Post-Polio Support Group Christmas Dinner  Photographer: Warren Peascoe


Michael Kelly (left), Manager of the Parkersburg Golden Corral

 receives a Certificate of Appreciation

from Warren Peascoe, Assistant Group Leader of MOVPPSG  




Mid-Ohio Valley PostPolio Support Group Gains Members