Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
May 27, 2009

The Education Center has new Workshop Opportunities for Professionals who support persons affected by brain injury and for all people affected by brain injury, including family and friends. In addition to the many new workshops on Assistive Technology (AT), the Association also is offering new package options for organizations and businesses. Please click here or contact the Education Manager at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to learn more.

NEW: Professional One Day Training: Brain Injury Basics Series and Shaken Baby Prevention
Date: Monday, June 6, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 for professionals; lunch is included.

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.

Speakers Bureau
Do you belong to a group pr organization that is in need of a powerful speaker for your next meeting or event? Our Speakers Bureau volunteers are available to share their stories and answer questions about brain injury and the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's services and supports. If your group would be interested in hearing one of our speakers, please contact Lee George at or 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

Consumer and Family Conference 2009 "Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being."
This year, the Consumer and Family Conference has secured speakers that will address the needs of the "whole person" through new research and holistic integration therapies, resources, tools and strategies. We invite you to come and rediscover the whole you.

The 2009 Consumer and Family Conference will take place on Saturday, August 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maplewood Community Center, Minnesota. Click here for more information.

Mayo Clinic 16th Annual Brain Injury Conference
The Mayo Clinic will be holding its 16th Annual Brain Injury Conference Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. For more information and to register online, go to and create an account.

Provider Spotlight - SarahCare Adult Day Services and SarahCare@Home
SarahCare Adult Day Center is a Twin Cities metro-based day program serving adults with various physical and cognitive disabilities, including individuals with brain injuries. SarahCare offers a variety of therapeutic recreational programs, as well as nursing services. SarahCare specializes in chronic care management with nurses and licensed staff highly trained in many aspects of chronic care. Their Adult Day program is currently enrolling participants. For assistance, please contact: Cindy Westveer, Community Outreach Manager at 952-465-0555 or by e-mail at

SarahCare@Home is their Class A Home Health Service. Nurses and Certified Home Health Aides are available to aide those in their home. Nurses will be happy to do a free at-home assessment. For more information call Kathy Pribble, LPN at 952-465-0555 or by e-mail at

SarahCare also offers a free Caregiver Support Group held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5 6 p.m. at SarahCare Adult Day Services. SarahCare Adult Day Center and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Communities co-sponsor the support group. Meetings are held in an informational setting and are facilitated by healthcare professionals in the community.

About Provider Spotlight
The Provider Spotlight is a free opportunity for professionals in the brain injury community to highlight their services. It is open to any service provider that supports persons with brain injury, including, but not limited to: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, residential services, legal resources, home health care, vocational rehabilitation, chemical dependency, counseling and behavioral services, education programs and centers for independent living.

If you would like your organization featured in the Provider Spotlight, please write a 250-word description of your business' services, contact information and Web site. Submit your entry to

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 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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