Mar 18
Strive to Participate in the 2017 Big Bike Fundraiser in Burnaby
18 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive's enthusiastic team of close to 30 participants and staff will return again this year to ride the Big Bike! All funds raised support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Last year the Strive to Ride team raised $2708 in total and this year it is our hope that we will take it even further. Our Big Bike ride will take place on May 17th at the Burnaby Home Depot. It's an awesome way to be active, team build, and support a fantastic cause. When you donate or raise funds for Heart & Stroke Big Bike, you help ensure that critical research in hospitals…
Feb 18
Jennifer Publishes her Powerful Story of Recovery
18 Feb, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Jennifer has written a refreshing and honest story of her journey through illness and the lengthy process of recovery and healing. Jennifer was recently nominated for the Courage to Come Back Award and she deserves that recognition. This nomination inspired her to take the time to write down her incredible story and create a website. Jennifer is part of Strive's Assisted Independent Living program and we are so proud of her courage and determination. She is a very talented writer and we recommend reading her full story. Below is a brief excerpt. "In June of 2013, I moved into my new Family Care Home…
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…