Meetings & Events
Effective immediately, our meetings will be held BI-MONTHLY, that is, every other month (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) on the third Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. Pizza and snacks begin at 6:15. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.:
Next regular bi-monthly meeting: June 19, 2019.
Scheduled Speaker: April Hepler, LPC, Adagio House (Caring for the Caregivers).
2019 Meetings: June 19, August 21, October 16.
Annual Christmas Party: December 7
Bi-Monthly meetings will be held at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community's Village Hall, 1475 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Directions: Take 42 North (Virginia Ave.) to the entrance of VMRC, immediately turn right on Heritage Drive. At the intersection with Shank Drive, cross Shank to Village Hall (there is a sign at the intersection).
Brain injury survivors, families, friends, and caregivers are invited. All are welcome to attend.
Past Meetings & Events
Our support group member talks with Dr. Dan Gardner about her brain injury. YouTube video, 21 mins., 40 secs.
October 17, 2018: Virginia Cutchin, a Certified Life Skills Coach and Director of Transition Success Consulting, spoke to us about her journey with brain injury and about fitting health, wellness, balance and centeredness into your life.
June 20, 2018 - Our Speaker was Cynthia R O’Donoghue, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor and Head Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University.
Topic: Access to Neurobehavioral Services in Virginia.
On October 18, 2017, Tamara Wagester, Executive Director of Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery, Inc. spoke to our group about the services offered by Crossroads and their community activities throughout 2017.
June 21, 2017: Mennonite pastor, counselor, and social justice advocate Harvey Yoder spoke to our group on "The Wise Brain and the Impulsive Brain" - an interesting topic for everyone! As usual, Harvey is an intelligent and engaging speaker, one of our favorites!
February 15, 2017: Kiersten Kanaster, M.M., Facilitator and Owner, Beyond High C / Singing Specialty. This program incorporates music/singing into a brain injury survivor's every day life and can impact their recovery in a meaningful way. Kiersten led us in an interactive and fun drum circle-type activity and a group singing session, with a Valentine's Day theme.