Marcie McLeod (left)

Marcie McLeod (left)

BrainTrust opens doors in Vernon

Non-profit association provides community rehabilitation to people with brain injury

A leader in brain injury rehabilitation and prevention has opened an office in Vernon.

BrainTrust Canada is a non-profit association that provides community rehabilitation to persons with brain injury in the Okanagan, with offices now in Vernon and Kelowna.

“The association provides individualized community support and rehabilitation to maximize independence after brain injury, and is also dedicated to being a leader in brain injury prevention,” said Vernon’s Randy Wilson, a member of BrainTrust Canada’s board of directors.

“They also have a strong focus on youth, who are the highest risk for injury.”

In Vernon, the association has provided support to more than 500 persons with injury since the Okanagan office opened in 2003.

In addition to one-to-one community rehabilitation, the association also co-ordinates a number of groups that support both clients and families, including Managing Your Emotion, Substance Use and Brain Injury, Choosing Change (tools to move forward and to cope with injury) and the Caregiver Support Group for families and loved ones.

To celebrate the opening of the Vernon office, an open house and barbecue was held recently. Kal Tire and Buy Low Foods donated food, the barbecue and manpower to make the open house a success.

For more information, contact Marcie McLeod at 250-307-6064 or www.braintrustcanada.com.

The office is located at 120-4412-27th St.