Programs & Services
The Society provides support, education and advocacy for persons living with an acquired brain injury, their family, friends and caregivers through goal specific, unique and innovative programming.
These programs continue to evolve in response to ever changing needs.
We offer a broad range of social and support services including:
– Individualized Support
– Group Support
– Disability Assistance
– Community Rehabilitation
– Care Management
– Resource Library
Hours and Schedule
Drop in hours are 10:00 till 3:30
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Nutrition, Cooking & Gardening
Funded by Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury and Powell River Community Forest.
Click here to see the photo album highlighting stages of the garden, as well as some from cooking and nutrition workshops.
What is Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?
An acquired brain injury is defined as:
Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
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Latest on Twitter about brain injury …
Posted on October 12, 2016
Join us! Free 6 week healthy cooking program.
- Cook simple delicious meals
- Learn to read nutrition labeks
- Tour your local grocery store
You will be guided staff member Samantha, who is certified by the Canadian Diabetes Association to present this program.
More information about this program can be found here
Every Friday from 10.00 to 1.00 pm for 6 weeks, beginning Oct 28 and ending Dec 2.
For more info, phone us at 604-485-6065
Posted on October 11, 2016
Monday fitness continues with personal trainer Mike Clansey.
We have changed the location again … from next week, fitness will be held at Mike’s business location at 17-4312 Franklin St, Powell River. Time is still 12-30 to 1-30, and its still free!
Get your body moving at the pace thats right for you!
We ALL feel better with the right kind of exercise.
Posted on September 11, 2016
Our local food bank has changed management after Gina Kendrick retired due to health reasons after 24 years.
New manager is Savanna Dee, pictured above with helper Dewar Boutilier. She will be assisted by Powell River Action Centre Food Bank’s experienced long-term volunteers, as well as new volunteers from PR Brain Injury Society.
They hope to expand the food bank’s offerings once they settle into their new roles. They have already discussed the idea of a fresh fruit and vegetable program and the ongoing need to better accommodate allergies and strict dietary needs.
For more info, read this article in the Powell River Peak.