Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group

 

Purpose of BABIS

  • Provide socialization for individuals with acquired brain injury, and their families and friends.
  •  Educate the community about acquired brain injury.
  • Supply members and the community with local and national resources.
  • Offer support and coping strategies.

 

 

Monthly Support Group Meetings

Please join us

on the first Saturday of the month
at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

300 First Avenue Charlestown, MA 02129

617-952-5000

in Conference Rooms A & B, 1st Floor
from 10am to 12pm

Click here to see meeting details and date exceptions

         

 

ALERT RE: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!!

-Please note, the SRH shuttle does not run after 9 am on weekends.

-The Partners/MGH/Charlestown/Navy Yard shuttle does run on Saturdays, every hour on the HALF hour.

***Pickup and drop off is no longer in front of CVS on Causeway Street, but around the corner on HAVERHILL Street, right outside the exit from N. Station.  Please ask the driver if s/he is headed to Navy Yard or  to MGH,  so you don’t get on one going the wrong direction.***

-Taking the Partners shuttle BACK to North Station after our meeting  remains as it has been,  about a block  away from SRH and will drop everyone back out on Haverhill Street, not across the street from CVS. 

 

Group Poem Written by BABIS members February 2017:

Participating in silence

Overcoming obstacles

I strive for identity

Do not judge a book by its cover

Alone no more

Faith makes it possible

You can do anything

One all around

I rose from adolescence

 

I nearly died, but I survived in a different form

The mind stumbles but doesn’t fall

It’s not 100 yard dash; it’s a marathon

I’m starting over again and discovering a new norm

One day at a time; never give up!

Darkness no more!

After all this time, I’m still recovering

Moving forward in small and big steps

 

Always optimistic about the situation I’m in

I love all of you

Always stay tenacious

Stay positive

And we love you

Nature and animals are the answer

Thankful for this amazing day

The future is always bright!

 

 

 

BABIS Boston Acquired Brain Injury Support Group

2017- meeting schedule 10 am – noon

Family Caregiver Group, 10:30-noon

 

January 7:  BABIS 16 year party!  CX! :(

 

Feb. 4: “You are NOT Alone: Healing Threads

Philip Hasouris, Author, Poet

 

March 4: “Cleaning out the Clutter!”

Stephanie Gilbert, MS, CCC-SLP & Emilia Hearn, MS, CCC-SLP

 

April 1: “Leisure Activities +Adaptive Sports +”

Sandra Villante, Therapeutic Recreation, SRH

 

May 6:  Museum of Science! Mugar Omni

 

June 3:  “Creative Outlets:  The Power of Art!”

Expressive Art Therapy from ArtRelief

 

 

JULY :  There is No Meeting

 

August 6:  10th Annual Boston Harbor Spirit Cruise

 Noon – 2 pm, note Sunday date

 

September 9:  “You Really Need Your Sleep!”

Dr. Kevin Domingos, Neuropsychologist

Director Boston Neuropsychological Services, Needham

 

October 7:  “Who Are We Now?”

Survivor Panel + Documentary

 

November 4:  “We Are What We Eat!

Alice Richer, RDN,MBA,LDN, SRH

 

December 2:  “The ‘Gift’ of Mindfulness

For the Holidays

 Sarah Gray, Psy.D, SRH, C-Town and Medford

 

 

For further information, please contact:                 www.babis.info

Sally Johnson, LICSW, 617-952-6254                        babisgroup@hotmail.com

 

 

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