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Brain Injury Support Group

Dec
12
Tue
Dec 12, 2017
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, WI

The Brain Injury Support Group is for people 16 years and older with brain injuries and their friends and family members.

Registration Details

Registration is not required.

Description

Gundersen Health System's Brain Injury Support Group is for adults and children who have suffered a brain injury. The group is also open to friends and family members. The group offers the following:

  • Sharing mutual concerns related to brain injury
  • Educational topics
  • Awareness and socialization
  • Resources available
  • Community integration
  • Discuss work and leisure experiences
  • Family support and relationships
  • Peer support

Please join our Facebook group to view upcoming meetings, events and offer support to other members of our group.

Join our Facebook group

Meeting Times
The Support Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month, 5-7 p.m., in the Mooney Education Room on the first floor of the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center main clinic building. Come in the main clinic entrance and look for directional signage.

Our 2017 meeting dates are:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September (This meeting will be replaced with the Rehab Celebration on September 21st. More information to come.)
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

What is a Brain Injury?

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts of the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from "mild" (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to "severe" (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury). A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with thinking, learning, language, behavior, emotions and/or physical function.
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can be defined as an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative, that has occurred after birth. ABI includes injuries due to anoxia, brain infections, toxic exposure, stroke, aneurysms and others.

Contacts
Andy Laack, PT - (608) 775-4065, awlaack@gundersenhealth.org
Elizabeth Rand, RN Educator - (608) 775-4065, ekrand@gundersenhealth.org

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Tue, December 12 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM La Crosse Campus

Location Details

  • La Crosse Campus
    1900 South Avenue
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    Main: 608-782-7300

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