Programs & Services

The Society provides support, education and advocacy for persons living with an acquired brain injury, their family, friends and caregivers through goal specific, unique and innovative programming.

These programs continue to evolve in response to ever changing needs.

Do you or a family member have a brain injury?

We offer a broad range of social and support services including:
– Individualized Support
– Group Support
– Disability Assistance
– Community Rehabilitation
– Care Management
– Referrals
– Resource Library

Learn more …
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Hours and Schedule

We are open Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 till 4:00

Drop in hours are 10:00 till 3:30

Click here for the full Events Calendar page.

On the mini calendar below, if you rest the cursor over a date, information will appear for that day's events.

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Events Calendar

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Nutrition, Cooking & Gardening

Funded by Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury and Powell River Community Forest.
Click here to see the photo album highlighting stages of the garden, as well as some from cooking and nutrition workshops.

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Slater Vecchio Connected – A Brain Injury Blog

Slater Vecchio Connected - Brain Injury Blog

 

Get involved!

Want to volunteer? Contact us for current opportunities.

Donations are always needed and very appreciated.
You can donate safely using your credit card through PayPal RIGHT NOW!

What is Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?

An acquired brain injury is defined as:

Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.

Learn more …

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Find us on Facebook and Twitter

We have a Facebook Page:

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and are on Twitter too:

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Powell River Food Bank also has a page on Facebook:

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Latest on Twitter about brain injury …

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  • Tla’amin outreach begins Jan 27

    Posted on January 16, 2017

    with a meet and greet in the multi purpose room, from 10 am to 1 pm.
    We will then meet every 1st and 3rd Friday in Feb, Mar and April.
    This is for persons living with an Acquired Brain Injury, as well as their families, friends and support people.
    We will provide information and introduce skills to enable and enhance life with a brain injury.
    Please contact us for more information, 604-485 6065
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  • Fitness updates

    Posted on January 9, 2017

    In January, we will have “Chair Yoga” led by Alena, every Monday, from 12:30 to 1:30

    We will trying a new activity each month this year …. stay tuned for updates!

    Phone us at 604-485-6065 for more info.

  • HeadStart app for reintegrating routine

    Posted on January 3, 2017

    HeadStart is a tool to help caregivers support brain injury survivors by establishing a consistent schedule of reminders for important daily and weekly tasks.

    A common symptom of many brain injury survivors is a difficulty remembering to execute simple day-to-day tasks. HeadStart allows caregivers to send survivors reminders to their mobile device through a web-based calendar system.

    Proactive, Not Reactive
    Brain injuries affect millions of people worldwide every year, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms and challenges that can have a dramatic impact on spouses, friends, family members and often society.

    Tools like HeadStart champion a proactive approach to supporting and rehabilitating brain injury survivors. Through the simple scheduling of tasks between a caregiver and a survivor, HeadStart reintegrates routine at a manageable pace.

    Learn more and sign up at headstartapp.ca