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Brain Injury Support Group

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Jul
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Tue
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10
Tue
Jul 9 - Dec 10, 2019
Tuesday & Wednesday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, WI

1 Alternative Date Available

Brain Injury Support Group is also offered...

Dec
10
Tue
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, WI
Registration Not Required

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

Registration Details

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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 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Mooney Education Room, located on the first floor of the Gundersen La Crosse Clinic. Directional signs and an information desk receptionist will help direct you to the room.

Our 2019 meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday, July 9 -5 to 7 p.m. Bowling at Pla-Mor Lanes, downtown La Crosse
  • Tuesday, August 27 - 5 to 7 p.m. Potluck grill out at Goose Island County Park, shelter #3
  • Tuesday, September 10 - 5 to 7 p.m. Guided nature hike at La Crosse Wetlands, Myrick Park Center
  • Wednesday, October 9 - 5 to 7 p.m.

    Healthy cooking led by Gundersen Health System Nutrition Services at the Healthy Living Center, La Crosse Area Family YMCA

  • Tuesday, November 12 -5 to 7 p.m.

    Pet therapy and education on volunteering opportunities at the Onalaska Humane Society

  • Tuesday, December 10 - 5 to 7 p.m.

    Holiday party with white elephant gift exchange in the Occupational Therapy Gym, Level 3, Gundersen La Crosse Campus

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
Elizabeth Rand, RN Educator - (608) 775-4065, ekrand@gundersenhealth.org

Contact

Rehab Services at 608-775-4065

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 6 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Tue, July 09 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM La Crosse Campus
2. Tue, August 27 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM La Crosse Campus
3. Tue, September 10 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM La Crosse Campus
4. Wed, October 09 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Healthy Living Center
5. Tue, November 12 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM La Crosse Campus
6. Tue, December 10 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
  • Healthy Living Center
    1140 Main Street
    La Crosse Area Family YMCA
    La Crosse, WI 54601

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