Highlights From Newsletter
Brand New-PING PONG
Come join us Fridays
12:00 pm -2:00 pm for some fun activity in the BIG room.
Alison’s Retirement Tea Party!
The Queen’s Tea celebrating as she leaves her throne!
When: Thursday, February 13th
Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Check out the entertainment. It is going to be great!!
There will be tea and light refreshments.
Come join us to wish Alison well on her new journey!
Volunteer Job Fair
When: February 28th
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
There are various spots where you can help out. Come and ask if you’re looking for something to do.
Intro to Brain Injury
Intro to Brain Injury is now on Fridays
When: February 7th, 14th, and 21st
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
3 part workshop offered for professionals, family members, and survivors of brain injury.
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.