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Jul 18
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Awareness BBQ a Resounding Success!
18 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
On Monday, July 11th, 131 individuals gathered at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to raise awareness for ABI. This event was run by the Joyce Strive Centre and Headway, offering an inclusive venue for participants, caregivers, and members of the community. Food was offered, along with games, swag, dancing, and live music from DJ James. There was an interactive Brain Health Station, where participants learned how daily activities can improve their brain health and increase functioning. Also present were two fantastic guest speakers. Tony Mok is a brain injury survivor and BC Brain Injury Association Board of Directors member. He…
May 18
A Powerful Speaker and Survivor of an Acquired Brain Injury Tells her Story
18 May, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
June is Acquired Brain Injury Awareness month and we would like to share a story about Jennifer, an individual in our Assisted Independent Living program. One week ago Jennifer had the courage to share her story and gave an incredibly moving speech at Fraser Health’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, Community for Everyone Awards event in Coquitlam. Below is an account of her story in her own words. In 2009, due to mounting fears of the H1N1 influenza, Jennifer’s physician recommended that she take the combination H1N1 seasonal flu shot. Several weeks later she started to notice increasingly concerning symptoms such…
May 18
Assisted Independent Living Care Providers Win the Residential Award from Fraser Health
18 May, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Cecilio, Ina, and Daisy Granale won the Residential Award (pictured on the left) and we couldn't be more proud. They received the award for the best residential home in all of the Fraser Health Authority, Acquired Brain Injury Services. Residential includes: a facility, group home, apartment program or community support home that has demonstrated excellence in supporting an individual with an acquired brain injury to be more independent. This also indicates that they have provided quality care that has maximized the potential of the client or successfully transitioned a client to a lower level of care. The magnitude of this award is incredible!…
May 18
Strive to Participate in Burnaby’s Hats Off Day Event
18 May, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive will be participating in Hats Off Day this Saturday, June 4th in Burnaby! Come explore a trove of Jungle Fever themed delights! Come visit the Strive tent between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Community Zone, on the 3800 block of Hastings Street, between Ingleton Avenue and Esmond Avenue. The Community Zone hosts 20 selected non-profit groups and organizations, all offering an array of activities for the whole family. Get wild at our thrilling jungle booth! We're proud to present two prize wheels, face painting, colouring, and plenty of unique prizes. This is an incredible free event and parade in the Burnaby community, definitely not…
Mar 18
One Participant’s Journey; Stroke Recovery and Triumphant Return Home
18 Mar, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
There’s no place like home. One of Strive Living Society’s participants, James, has completed his rehabilitation in their Assisted Independent Living (AIL) program and is now returning home to his very own apartment. He spent the last six months living with his wonderful and supportive care provider, Ola. Strive’s Assisted Independent Living program provides accommodations and supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury, mental health diagnoses, as well as physical, mental, and developmental needs. The goal of the AIL program is to assist people to live independently by helping them to develop life skills and maintain a high quality of…
Nov 18
Strive to Monaco Fundraising Gala a Success
18 Nov, 2015. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
The inaugural Strive to Monaco fundraising gala was a resounding success on November 14, 2015. Guests and attendees enjoyed a fun and lively evening of friendship, information sharing, delicious food and drink, entertainment and casino tables, all in support of the ABI Community. Guest speakers shared tales of inspiration while community partners shared invaluable resources and sponsors donated generous gifts. All proceeds raised from this event are being used to enhance Strive's programs and services to directly benefit individuals living with brain injury. We wish to thank each and every person who made Strive to Monaco come to life: the Strive…
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