June is Brain Injury Awareness Month!
Highlights From Our Newsletter!
PRINCE GEORGE BRAIN INJUIRED GROUP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Date: Thursday June 13th
Time: 1:00pm- 2:30pm
Light refreshments will be served.
Northern Brain Injury’s 6th Annual Happy Helmet Contest
Acquired Brain Injury & Apprenticeship Project
Please join us on June 6th at the College of New Caledonia for a media event as we celebrate members of PGBIG that are involved in the first ever Apprenticeship Project for Persons with Disability in British Columbia.
Time: 10:30 a.m. 12:30 a.m.
Summer Day Camp
This year we are changing it up and spending an entire day at the lake.
When: Wednesday June 19th, 2019
Time: 10 am – 8:00 pm
Lunch and Dinner will be provided!
Come with your day trip gear and join us for fun and creative outdoor activities.
Please sign-up and let us know if need transportation.
Please talk to a case manager if you have any question.
Cancelled Classes For Summer
Restorative Yoga, Women’s Group, Karate, Women’s Art Group & Open Art Classes are cancelled for the summer.
Bringing Innovation To Brain Injury Rehabilitation
The Prince George Brain Injured Group (PG BIG) is a charitable non-profit organization with the mission of providing education, prevention and community rehabilitation to enhance the lives of persons living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI), and their families, in and around Prince George, British Columbia.
Brain injury can be devastating to the injured, their families, and to communities. Beyond the individuals’ changes and challenges, there can often be confusion, misunderstandings, doubts and huge changes in relationships. Without help, those living with an acquired brain injury and their families are likely to face a lifetime of frustration, hardship and isolation.
Quick Links For Survivors
A Place of Belonging
PG BIG provides a place where survivors and family can come and feel at home.
- “It’s a place where I can just be myself.”
- “I don’t have to pretend I’m the person I was before.”
- “I feel accepted by everyone.”
- “It doesn’t matter if I forget people’s names or make mistakes. Everyone else does too.”
- “I can’t tell the survivors from the staff. Everyone is equal.”
- “We are all like one big family”
A sense of belonging is extremely important to us all, and it becomes even more so after a life-changing injury. Therefore, the staff at PG BIG work tirelessly to provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing space that welcomes everyone, and belongs to those with a brain injury. Some of the many services offered include:
- A friendly, open, and very informal environment.
- Comfy couches, chairs, and corners where one can sit and visit with others, or just relax.
- Coffee that is always on, and often there are also shared treats to eat.
- Equipment available for personal use:
- Computers and telephone use.
- Photocopying and faxing.
- Big screen TV with a DVD player.
- Radio with a cd/tape player.
- Brain injury library
- And for those who still require it, there is a smoking area out back.