New Beginnings, with sites in Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton, are excellent facilities for survivors of brain injuries, brain tumors, and strokes to attend. The Clubhouses in Chatham and Sarnia provide free day programs and support groups for survivors, as well as support groups for their family members/caregivers.
“New Beginnings provides a safe, welcoming, and caring facility for survivors to discover their post-injury/illness selves,” says Lori Gall, Executive Director. The ability to socialize with others who can relate to what the member/caregiver is going through can’t be overstated. “Knowing that others have experienced the things you’re experiencing provides the strength needed to move forward”, notes Gall.
The atmosphere at New Beginnings is upbeat and fun. Daily programs are focused on social and recreational activities, with crafts and exercises being at the core of almost everything that takes place. “While our members are enjoying themselves and taking part in the Club’s activities, they are continuing to recover physically, cognitively, and emotionally,” says Gall.
With a survivor attending the Club’s day programs, it also provides an opportunity for respite for family members/caregivers of survivors.
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