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Release Date: 09/09/2016

The New England Amputee Association will host an informational meeting for amputees and their families at Memorial Hospital, a Care New England hospital, on Wednesday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m.

The group, which regularly holds support group meetings at Kent Hospital, also a Care New England facility, is seeking to expand the services offered in northern Rhode Island. The purpose of such meetings, according to New England Amputee Association founder Rose Bissonnette, is to help those who have suffered the loss of a limb.

The meeting will bring amputees together to offer support and fellowship through the sharing of experiences and tips, as well as to demonstrate the information and support available through the New England Amputee Association, which is affiliated with the Amputee Coalition, a national organization dedicated to informing and advocating for amputees.

The meeting will be held in the Center for Rehabilitation on Memorial’s main campus at 111 Brewster St., Pawtucket. There is handicapped parking available. For more information about the group go to For information about the meeting, call (401) 829-5643.

About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.

Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.