Well, typically we have our kick-starter quote of the week on Monday. Not this week. We are too excited about an online Facebook event we are having this week for all of you to participate in. More to come! In the meantime, if you haven’t already, put a like on our Facebook page. You’ll be glad you did!
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was honored to sponsor the recent Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Military Forum and breakfast. It is a tremendous privilege to support our local military community. Thank YOU active duty servicemembers, veterans and your families for your service!
Here’s a powerful, raw and honest article about caregiving that was featured on BrainLine.org. Check it out and give us your thoughts!
This week, the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) honors the important work and role of caregivers. Caregivers matter and we want to support them, too. So, watch this space and our social media pages for information and inspiration, all week long. Here’s the quote of the week, to start us off!
Words of truth, yes?
Are you a caregiver or know someone who is a caregiver? As a caregiver, are you seeking a little extra support? Wish to learn about new resources and tools? Looking to bond with other caregivers?
At the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), we believe that caregivers matter. That’s why we’ve started the “Caregivers Matter” Support Group that meets at the BEST Learning Center located in University Place, Washington. Not only does the group offer caregiver support, “Caregivers Matter” will offer participants new resources and tools that will apply to the important work that they do. Each session will also offer specific discussion topics and questions to explore and other special features.
The next support group will meet Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Learning Center. There is no cost to attend this event and there’s no registration required. Light refreshments will be served.
All are welcome to attend.
Here’s a sneak preview from support group facilitator, BEST team member and caregiver, Maggie DePuye-Phillips:
October 11 special topic: “The Many Hats in My Closet”
“We all wear several hats in the various roles of our lives, be it a mother, a supervisor, a teacher, or a chefs,” says Depuye-Phillips. “But as caregivers for our loved ones, we wear countless of them; enough to fill up a closet, it may seem! We may not wear all of them in one day, but sometimes it can certainly feel that way! Join us at the next meeting for an enlightening discussion about our roles as caregivers, learn a few strategies of how to juggle those hats effectively and share your stories of the hats you have in your closet. “Light harvest” refreshments will be provided!”
Any questions about this support group or any one of the number of activities BEST hosts at our facilities? Drop us a line or give us a call. We are always happy to be of assistance. Also, if you know of anyone who may be interested in this event, feel free to share this post and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.
One of our community partners and BESTies, HeadStrong, a youth organization for individuals with brain injury and their families, is hosting a terrific mentor training program for brain injury. One of the sessions will be held at the BEST Learning Center on October 29th. Check out the flyer below and follow the links for more information.
* Rebuilding Identity after brain injury;* Design meaningful projects and activities
Strength comes in many shapes and forms, doesn’t it?
That’s why the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is exploring the theme of strength this week. We are going to take an in-depth look at what makes us strong mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Do you have a story or a comment to share that demonstrates extraordinary strength? Is there a special quote, person or piece of art that gives you personal strength? Share your thoughts here or on our Facebook page. We’d love to have you join our discussion!
So without further ado, here’s our kick-starter quote of the week! It’s one that BEST holds near and dear. What do you think?
Looking for some great fall activities or events? Well, you are in luck, because the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) has got ’em! We have a robust schedule of activities and events this fall with a little something for everyone at Our BEST Space! How about a great flick and friends for Mighty Monday Movie Night? How about taking part in Friday Game Days? Feeling Crafty? Join the fabulous and friendly crafters in BEST’s Stitchin’ It Up! group on Wednesday evenings and join us for our Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair on November 22. Educational opportunities will be available all throughout the fall. Our support groups continue to thrive all over the state of Washington. We’ve just now added a special caregiver’s support group that meets at the Space on the third Saturday of the month (note: this group will be meeting on October 11th at 1:00 p.m. next month–this is the only change in the group schedule).
Ready to join us? We’d love to have you and all are welcome! Check the activities calendar with the link above. Questions? Drop us a line or give us a call–we are happy to help.
Now it’s your turn! What kinds of other activities would you like to see at Our BEST Space? Tell us here in comments, give us a buzz or shoot us an email. We welcome your great ideas!