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The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is offering several new support groups for brain injury survivors and their caregivers, including one here at the BayPath Elder Services offices in Marlborough.

That group, for brain injury survivors over 60 and caregivers, will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3:30 p.m., beginning on August 10. The meetings will be hosted by BayPath at 33 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA and there is plenty of parking available. Please contact Liz Harnois at 508-475-0032 or lharnois@biama.org to register for the group.

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is also offering new support groups in Lynn and Lawrence. For information on those groups and a listing of brain injury support groups throughout the state, check out the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts website.

There are also several other brain injury support groups available in MetroWest.  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Framingham hosts a group for mild brain injury survivors on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month (except July and August) at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., with more information available by contacting Barbara Webster at 508-478-7539.

In Milford, the Milford Regional Medical Center hosts a family and survivors support group on the third Thursday of each month at 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Denise Simoneau at 508-422-2559 or dsimoneau@milreg.org for more information.

Westborough offers several support groups. The Brain Injury Society of Massachusetts has Brain Games, a social recreation group for survivors and family members the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. (contact Lori Tomasetti at 800-242-0030 x31 for more information) and the Creative Minds Craft Group for survivors and family members on the second Thursday of each month at 1-3 p.m. (contact Tress Ricker at 800-242-0030 x13 for more information). Lastly, Community Neuroscience Services hosts a brain injury survivor, family and caregiver support on the second Tuesday of each month at 6-7:30 p.m. (contact Meg Lyons at 508-612-9662 for more information).

Check out our Support Groups page for complete details on those groups and all other caregiver support groups in the region. We also have information on why attending a support group can be helpful and how to choose the best support group for your individual situation.

Traumatic brain injuries are BayPath is fortunate to have a TBI Specialist on staff in LTC Options Counselor Courtney Cassels. She recently shared an excellent link for information about TBI, a Frequently Asked Questions article covering the process of treatment, long-term effects, physical, personality, and behavioral changes that may occur after a brain injury, and  much more.  Cassels is also available to discuss TBI and long-term care options and can be contacted at BayPath Elder Services at 508-573-7200.

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