Just a reminder, we are holding our caregiver support group this Saturday (10/14) from 10:30am-12:30pm. We highly encourage as many families as possible to attend! Attending the Caregiver Support Group is completely free.
November 11th is our Caregiver Boot Camp. The cost of this event is $15 per person. The Boot Camp starts at 9am and includes guest speakers and lunch. Speakers will be presenting topics regarding legal documents for aging or disabled individuals, special medical issues that may arise with a brain injury survivor, and self care.
The Clubhouse would like to invite to our Halloween party. It will be held on Halloween at the
Clubhouse. You can come in costume, but not necessary. There will be food, games, and conversation.
It will allow you to interact with the members. We have come a long way in making the Clubhouse a
place where members, staff and visitors will be welcome. We are proud of Clubhouse and want to show
it off. Please come and enjoy this chance to be part of our family.
Read a short creative writing piece from one of our members below:
As I walked down the path through the woods, my mind was in overdrive. The sky was cloudy, and there
a slight breeze blowing. The trees in forest were swaying back and forth slightly with a slight bend in
their shape. That movement, however slight it was, put my senses on alert. I continued walking along
the path and I noticed that there was a gentle breeze making its appearance. As that wind was blowing,
it made the leaves in the trees rustle, which gave the woods a sense of earyness. This only put me on
edge and made me nervous as I continued walking. All the sounds that were coming through the trees
seemed to enhance my imagination and put me at edge. I continued walking, when suddenly there was
loud crack and a huge branch broke off a tree and fell to the ground. It landed less than twenty feet
from me. Once I was sure the branch missed me and my heart started to beat again I continued my trek
through the woods. You never know what is going to happen when you venture out, but try to be aware
that anything might happen and try to aware of everything.
It was a warm evening, and the weather was co-operating. As you walked into the facility you were
greeted by one of the members. They directed you to the main room, where the gala was to be held. There were tables set all around the edge of the room, with all the items that were going to be auctioned off were located. They were easy to see and each item had a bid sheet by it so that who ever ever wanted to bid on that particular item. In the center of the room round tables that would accompany eight people each. Over in one corner of the room was a platform that any speakers would use. Before very long, the attendees started arriving and they directed where to go and encouraged to mingle around the hall and interact with all the attendees. While this was going on there were girls roaming around the room carrying appetizers for the attendees to sample. There was also a series of serving tables off to one side that were filled with finger food that we encouraged to try.
It was not very long, and the room filled up with people. It was a real joy to see that many people show
up and show a real interest in this project. Once every one was settled the evening program started. We
had a speaker that was a TBI survivor speak. He spoke about his life and experiences that he had happen to him. He seemed to be ease talking to that large group of people.
By Synapse House Member, Tom W.