August 14, 2020 Update
PG BIG’s Response To COVID-19 From Executive Director Sarah McCrea.
August 7, 2020 Important Update
This morning we had a staff meeting and were directed to reduce all appointments to urgent or emergent in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the province.
This means that the office will be closed to most appointments. As Case Managers we have been successfully working around the barriers COVID has placed on us.
Our regular ZOOM meetings & face book live will continue.
We are so sorry about this but we need to take due care, protecting each other where we can.
Feel free to call your Case Manager if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your understanding.
New Staff Hired!
We have hired a new Group Home Supervisor and Case Manager. Bios will be coming soon!
We are doing Live Videos twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 am. This happens on “The Prince George Brain Injured Group Open Page on Facebook” Come check it out and share your thoughts, or leave a comment.
Sweet Moon Yoga with Silvia
Silvia will be hosting some free Zoom classes on Thursday night’s 7 – 8 pm. This is perfect if you’re looking for a slow gentle stretch class.
Meeting ID: 735 3809 3853 Password: 9XhVeU
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.