Recently, I was enjoying a quiet moment under a beautiful cedar tree in my yard. The shade was cool. The sound of the breeze rustling through the leaves reminded me there’s so much “right” with the world. I smiled knowing that just like the cedar, the breeze, and my yard, BEST is something that reflects what is right with the world at a time when it’s all too easy to focus on what’s wrong.
I admit, the way we deliver services, provide support along with how we engage with those that take our classes, attend our workshops, and share in so many of our activities has changed, but we’re still here. BEST, like the cedar, continues to stand strong because we were able to bend when the breezes turned to winds as the COVID pandemic stormed in.
BEST was built on the idea that together we can make the world a better place for those with brain injury and their families. Over the years we’ve embraced those with cognitive challenges as a result of other circumstances. Together we created community.
To help our community stay strong and confident in what’s right with the world we’ve committed our energy to ensure you have the most accurate information and the best resources to make navigating the challenges of each day a little easier. Whether you’re a support group facilitator, someone looking to understand how to use Zoom, or someone hoping to understand COVID just a little better our website continues to provide the information and resources you need to live the life you want.
As we move into the end of August we begin to feel touches of the coming Autumn. While Summer is winding down school openings are winding up. When my children were growing up this was a whirlwind time of year; get basic school supplies, new clothes (because they outgrew what we got them last year), pull out the lunch boxes from the back of the utility closet, and school bags from under their beds. For many parents, it also means stocking up on masks or even choosing to home-school because of the rising rate of COVID cases among our young people.
Our COVID section is clear, easy to navigate, and full of useful information. This section is reviewed daily so you have the most current updates available. The sources for information, trends, and safety protocols are reliable and knowledgable sources with links so you can get more details as you need them. We also have a page dedicated to frequently asked questions and an ever-evolving resources page.
Visit our COVID section of our website as you make health and safety decisions for yourself and those you love. Reach out to us if you have questions. We may not have the answers, but we’ll help you find them.
all the BEST
G Kraegel, Executive Director
16 August 2020