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Art therapy programs starting

Starting tomorrow, Wed Oct 4, we will have art therapy twice a week; on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Melody is doing a practicum here for her future Masters in Art Therapy. To begin with, she will be working with the group, and will then gravitate towards working one-on-one with the clients.

More good news: our mask painting project materials have finally arrived. Have a look here at the project that grabbed our interest: Unmasking Brain Injury
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Food bank greenhouse being built

We have donated some of our garden space to a greenhouse for the Powell River Food Bank. (The food bank is separate from PR Brain Injury Society – they do have the same board members though).

The Community Garden Grant from Food Banks Canada has financed the purchase, and assembly is by the Powell River Rotary Club – thanks guys; you’ve done a great job so far. Too bad the weather wasn’t cooperating  – putting up those panels in strong winds is quite the challenge.

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TWO picnics coming up in August

July 27 2015 007On Tues Aug 1, 2017, we are going to visit our chickens at their new home, which is a petting zoo south of town. We will see our cherished hens in their comfy surroundings and get to meet their fellow farm animals.

Phone or drop in to the centre on Duncan to learn more about this adventure and find out how to contribute food and arrange ride-sharing.  Farm is in the vicinity of Zilinsky Rd.

We will meet here at 9 am and leave by 10.
picnicThen there is our Annual Picnic on Friday August 11, once again on Texada Island, at Shelter Point Park.

We are planning on going over on the 10:40 ferry, and returning on the 3:00 pm or 5:05 pm. Phone or drop in to sort out food. ride-sharing and other details. Ferry fares for passenger and vehicles will paid for by the society.

Meet here at 9 am.…

June is Brain Injury Awareness month

Brain Injury Canada Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) FACT SHEET

Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death. In the US, they account for over 30% of all injury deaths. Canada is thought to have similar numbers of injuries, making this a problem of epidemic proportion.

Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury related hospital visits in the US, followed closely by motor vehicle collisions, being struck by or against something as in sports injuries, and violence such as assaults.

There were 16,811 hospitalizations as a result of TBI in Canada in 2003–2004, that is 46 people every day. It is estimated that every year, 10 million people are affected by a traumatic brain injury globally. In 2021, an estimated 640,000 people will suffer from traumatic brain injuries in Canada. By 2031, this number is expected to exceed 730,000.

According to the World Health Organization, traumatic brain injury will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020.

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