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.
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Our 2020 meeting dates are:
Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schmidty’s, 3119 State Road, La Crosse, WI 54601
June 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Moon Tunes, Riverside Park, 100 Block, State St., La Crosse, WI 54601 (Concert starts at 5:30 p.m.; Due to parking, we will meet early at 4:30 p.m. at the former Riverside Museum in Riverside Park.)
Sept. 17, 4 to 6 p.m. at NASA, Mosey Landing, W7207 N. Shore Lane, Onalaska, WI 54650
Nov. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Healthy Living Center–La Crosse YMCA, 1140 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601
The Brain Injury Support Group also will meet for outings in March, July, October and December. Watch your email and Facebook for more details.
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.
Elizabeth Rand, RN Educator - (608) 775-4065, firstname.lastname@example.org