Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
August 24, 2016

In this issue:

2016 Walk for Thought
The 2016 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the Duluth Lakewalk in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton in the Twin Cities.

Celebrate the strengths and successes of the thousands of individuals who have experience brain injury, along with their families, friends and the professionals who work with them at this year's Walk for Thought.

Find out more and start your team today!
Click here to donate online today!

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Caregiving: August 25
Introduction: September 22

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars with Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on September 13, October 12, November 16.

Click here for complete information on our 2016 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Classified Ad - Research Volunteers Needed at University of Minnesota
Researchers in the Center for Acquired Cognitive and Communicative Deficits (CACCD) at the University of Minnesota are looking for volunteers to participate in a variety of different research projects. The CACCD lab conducts research and provides testing and consultative services for individuals with acquired neurological disorders. This includes children and adults who have experienced concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and strokes, among other disorders.

Projects: There are many different projects with unique requirements. You may even be interested in participating in more than one. Each project is unique, however, all of the research involves assessment and rehabilitation for cognition and language. Some (but not all) participation is paid.

Interested volunteers or those with questions are encouraged to contact Dr. Jessica Brown at brow4565@umn.edu or call 612-626-9688. Please leave your name and contact information in an email or voice mail so that Dr. Brown can contact you and tell you about the different participation opportunities. Caregivers are welcome to contact the lab as well. If you contact the lab and decide you are not interested in doing the research you are able to withdraw at any time. Thank you!

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Classified Ad - Fundraiser for Granite House, a Nonprofit Brain Injury Home
Announcing a fundraiser luncheon to benefit the construction of Granite House, a nonprofit community residence for adults with severe brain injury who need long-term care. Join us on Sunday, October 16 at Camrose Hill Flower Farm in Stillwater from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy this popular venue known for its beautiful gardens, vintage barns and quiet outdoor spaces, while you sip mimosas from the cash bar and listen to the Mill City String Quartet. A silent auction with unique items and adventures will be open starting at 11:30 a.m.. The Scandinavian Buffet by DECO Catering features cucumber salad, roasted seasonal vegetables, salmon fillets with dill sauce, Swedish meatballs and strawberry torte for dessert. Our program features Kevin Kling, a regular contributor to National Public Radio, who will share stories of his Minnesota childhood and his experience with disability.

Learn more about our mission, the residence and the event, and make a reservation by October 4 at www.granitehousemn.org or call Carol at 651-436-4422. The cost to attend is $100 per person, and table sponsorships are available. All proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit, thanks to our sponsorship by the Thrivent Community-Landmark. Please help us make this dream a reality for families in our community who need long-term care for their loved one, and have no other alternative except home care or a nursing home. Granite House will break ground this fall and open next summer in Stillwater. Tour the building site before or after the event: see website for details.

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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 6,250 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."

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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