Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
September 16, 2009

Walk for Thought


Brain Injury Basics workshop series has been updated and new workshops include: Pediatric Brain Injury; Stroke, Shaken Baby Syndrome; Sports Injury Prevention.

Please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to learn more.

Upcoming Workshops: Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiver
Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Crisis Prevention and Management for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Last Chance to Register Online for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought
Only one week is left to register for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought! Whether you're starting your own Walk team or joining someone else's, registering for this year's Walk for Thought is easy!

Click here to visit our Walk for Thought Web site. Follow the on screen directions to join a team, start a team or make online donations. Online registration closes Monday, September 21 at 4 p.m. You may still register after this time by calling the Association at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Volunteer for the 8th Annual Walk for Thought!
Volunteer for the 2009 Walk for Thought! It takes many people to make the Walk a success and you can help by being a person who cheers, greets or works at registration. This is a great time to meet new and exciting people or spend time with friends or family. If you are interested in helping or would like a full list of volunteer opportunities contact Lee George or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Town Hall Forums
Join the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota for an empowering and educational Town Hall Forum and help advance the lives of individuals with disabilities. You will learn how the 2009 legislative session impacts Minnesotans with disabilities and you will gain valuable advocacy tools. You also will have the opportunity to speak directly to your legislators about your challenges and successes living with brain injury.

  • Thursday September 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1111 Cooper Ave South, St. Cloud, MN
  • Tuesday September 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sunrise of Buffalo, 201 1st NE, Buffalo, MN

If you have any questions or wish to find out about additional Town Hall Forum locations held throughout the state this fall, please e-mail Michelle Gray, or call 1-800-669-2742 or 612-378-2742.

Dine and Donate to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by Joining Us at Buca di Beppo!
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is participating in a fundraising opportunity with Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant. Click here to download and print a flyer. On October 19, 2009, visit any Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant in the Twin Cities area and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. Each member of your group must have a flyer and the promotion is not valid with any other offers or discounts. Visit www.bucadibeppo.com for the location nearest you. See you at the feast!

Rochester Area Brain Injury Community Committee
The Rochester Area Brain Injury Community Committee (BICC) will present its 11th Conference on Brain Injury on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Ramada Conference center in Rochester. More information to follow.

Mayo Clinic Course on Cognitive Rehabilitation
The Mayo Clinic will be presenting Cognitive Rehabilitation: Focus on Function on Saturday, September 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gonda Building, Subway Level at the Geffen Auditorium in Rochester. This seminar will provide the attendee with practical information on assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain disorders through cognitive rehabilitation in the outpatient setting. For more information, contact Jennifer Peterson at 507-266-0940 or Pamela Darcy at 507-284-2608

Call for Speakers Bureau Presenters
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of brain injury. Each year, 1.6 to 3.8 million sports/recreation-related concussions occur in the United States. The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Speakers Bureau program is looking for individuals willing to speak to groups about their personal story of brain injury as it relates to falls or a sports/recreation related concussion. If you are interested in seeing if the Speakers Bureau is right for you, please e-mail Anna Karena, or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Donate your car to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Are you thinking of replacing your 1990 or newer car, truck, van or boat? Instead of trading it in, donate it to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. The Fair Market Value of your vehicle is tax deductible.

Call us at 612-378-2742 in the metro area or 800-669-6442 in greater Minnesota, or e-mail info@braininjurymn.org.

Classified Ad - Apartment living for people with a brain injury and/or physical disability
Each resident in Accessible Space Incís (ASI) Assisted Living Service has their own apartment. Staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with physical care, provide medication reminders, and monitor health and safety issues. Housing is subsidized at the six locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Grand Rapids. Medical assistance funding pays for services at these sites with a Class F Home Care license. We also have opportunities for Adult Foster care in Shared Living Homes where accessible housing is subsidized. Rent is about 30 percent of their income so residents generally have more spending money. Locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

For more info call Kristy at Accessible Space 651-645-7271 or e-mail her at kschutt@accessiblespace.org.

Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 4,000 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

Telephone:
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