For our U.S. troops deployed overseas, letters from back home make all the difference in the world. And what better way to show servicemembers support and care than a personal and heartfelt letter thanking them for their service.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is honored to join the city of University Place, Washington in supporting the recently deployed 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with a letter writing campaign to show the brigade our community cares. The city of University Place partners with the 16th CAB as part of the JBLM Community Connector program. The Community Connector Program was developed to connect Puget Sound communities with a specific unit to bring awareness and partnership. University Place has been connected with the 16th CAB since 2011 and both organizations have formed a strong bond over the years. The 16th CAB deployed to Afghanistan in April and are not expected to return until January 2015 (read more about what the city is planning for the brigade’s return here).
The community is cordially invited to join BEST for a special letter writing activity that is being held at Our BEST Space in University Place every Monday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The activity, lead by paper artist Diane Rasch, gives participants the opportunity to design a custom, handmade card to write their letter of thanks and well wishes to servicemembers in the 16th CAB. Paper and supplies are provided for one card.
There is no charge to participate in this activity and all are welcome! To learn more, visit the Our BEST Space activity calendar on our website.
We are so excited for our “Be Your BEST You Wellness Event” tomorrow beginning at noon at Our BEST Space and the BEST Learning Center in University Place, Washington.
Here are the top 10 reasons you should stop by, local BESTies:
1. You’ll learn something new.
2. You’ll get some tips, techniques and strategies to take home with you!
3. You’ll meet some really compassionate and kind wellness practitioners.
4. You’ll get to meet the sassy and spunky gals from the JBLM Bettie Brigade.
5. Admission is free!
6. There will be a free drawing for great wellness prizes!
7. You’ll get to mix ‘n’ mingle with other BESTies and their families.
8. You’ll have the opportunity to check out Our BEST Space and the BEST Learning Center (if you haven’t had a chance to do so already).
9. You’ll get to celebrate the first day of summer with others who are really interested in feeling their BEST.
10. It will be fun!
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Author Barbara Webster puts into words what individuals with brain injury wish they could say to others. Check out this post and book excerpt from Webster.
Being understood by others can be challenging. What is it about Webster’s honest and direct words that make sense? Do you agree with her points? Is she missing something?
A perfect quote to kick off wellness week at the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST)! Saturday is our wellness event and we can’t wait!
Did you know that the month of June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? This awareness campaign launched just this month and focuses on creating awareness around the disease and other related dementia conditions. Read more about it HERE.