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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 23

New Support Group Available to Families Affected by Brain Injuries

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 9:11 AM by Communications Department

The Brain Injury Family Support Group is designed specifically for the families and friends of someone who has suffered the effects of a brain injury. It is an opportunity for individuals to come together and identify shared needs and find ways to meet them as a group. The goal is to energize, educate, and uplift members through recognizing how overwhelming, scary, and exhausting supporting someone who experienced a brain-injury can be. brain

The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at 12725 McManus Blvd., Suite 2E, Newport News. Their first meeting kicked off last Tuesday, March 13, in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month. In the coming months the group will have guest speakers to educate attendees on a variety of topics such as the need to better understand Medicaid and Medicare as resources for our brain-injured loved one; legal and financial planning should the caregiver die first; connecting with good medical care; and helpful tools and techniques for coping with the responsibilities of caring for someone with a brain injury.

There are several support groups in the area for survivors of brain injury and some include the caregiver, however, this group is only for the caregiver and other family and friends that support them. This group hopes to provide a safe, judge free environment for those who understand how it feels to be caregiver to a loved one with a brain injury.  If you or someone you know shares that need, please join the group for discussion. For questions or more information, contact Karen Grazionale at kgrazionale@gmail.com.