New Caregiver Support Program!

The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah proudly offers its new Caregiver Support Program, Caring for Yourself and Your Family Member with Brain Injury. Caregivers of a family member with a brain injury often face challenges that go well beyond their loved one’s initial diagnosis and acute care. We help you beyond that first step of the journey—for you and your loved one. The four program modules cover many subjects important to anyone caring for a person with brain injury, including:

Introduction to brain injury

  • Understanding the effects of brain injury and managing challenges
  • Becoming a resilient caregiver for a person with brain injury
  • Advocacy and community resources

This FREE program includes four, 60-90 minute training modules and is geared towards:

  • Caregivers of family members with brain injury
  • Persons who have sustained a brain injury (traumatic or acquired)
  • Professionals who care for individuals with brain injury

To inquire about upcoming training opportunities, please contact the BIAU’s Executive Director, Glenn Lanham, at (801) 716-4993 or glenn@biau.org

When:  Meets on the third Thursday, monthly through 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Intermountain Medical Center, Building #1, 9th Floor
What: Free program. Meets on the third Thursday, monthly through 2019

No need to register. Come and join us!

Have questions? Call our office at 801-716-4993.

Online

Facebook Group: Learning to Hope and Cope with a Brain Injury

Laura Lueken Powell – Moderator
This is a private Facebook group for survivors and caregivers. Click “Join Group” and the moderator will approve you. Meet anytime you have a question, comment, or suggestion.

Facebook Group: Caring for the TBI Caregiver
Please go to and “like” to see flyers, articles, blog posts and other information that will help you in your daily activities.

Facebook Group: Utah Brain Injury Survivor
This page is run by Kim Kirkham at TOSH and has many great articles and ideas as well that will be useful to you and your survivor. Again “like” to be included to this wonderful asset. Welcome to your Online Resource World!

Headstrong Teen TBI Survivor Support Group
We are a support group for teens (ages 13-19) who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hold fun, engaging, and active events throughout the Salt Lake City, Utah area to help teens create positive social connections, a network of support, and valuable friendships. Our community extends online through our Facebook page!
tbi.pcs.group@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/HeadstrongTBI/

https://headstrong-tbi-support-group.webnode.com/

Yahoo! Groups Directory: Brain Injuries
A wide selection of TBI/ABI support groups that confer online, exchanging tips, strategies, and comfort.

 

By County

 

Salt Lake

Caregivers and Survivors Can Go at the Same Time!

Caring for the Caregiver Group

3rd Thursday of the month, 7–8 pm
Intermountain Medical Center, South Office Building
5171 S. Cottonwood Street, Murray
9th Floor, Neurosciences Conference Room

Brain Injury and Stroke Survivor Group
3rd Thursday of the month, 7-8 p.m.
Intermountain Medical Center, South Office Building
5171 S Cottonwood Street, Murray
9th Floor, Gym (Suite 900)

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 Free Yoga for Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers
1st Friday of the month, 4-5 p.m.
Full Circle Yoga
1719 S Main Street, SLC

University of Utah Brain Injury Support Group

4th Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
Annie Wallace and Ryan Pelo

(801) 581-2221 
annie.wallace@hsc.utah.edu
Sugarhouse Health Center

1138 E. Wilmington Avenue, SLC

Brain Injury Alliance Support Group for Adults

2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m.
Beth Cardell, (801) 585-5511
Jennifer, (801) 538-4202

Sanderson Community Center

5709 South 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT  84123

Meditation Group

Every Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Michelle Thornell, B.S., U.S. Army Major (Ret.), Stroke Survivor

Cottonwood Medical Clinic, Level 1
181 E. Medical Tower Drive (5770 S), Murray

(Enter South entrance, turn right, staff will guide you.)
For more information, please contact:
antonietta.russo@imail.org.

Aphasia Talking Practice Group
Every Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.
TOSH Medical Tower
5770 S 250 E, Suite G50, Murray

Cognitive Skills Group
Every Thursday, noon-1 p.m.
TOSH Medical Tower
5770 S 250 E, Suite G50, Murray

Headstrong Teen TBI Survivor Support Group

https://headstrong-tbi-support-group.webnode.com/
We are a support group for teens (ages 13-19) who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hold fun, engaging, and active events throughout the Salt Lake City, Utah area to help teens create positive social connections, a network of support, and valuable friendships. Our community extends online through our Facebook page!

Utah

Utah Valley Brain Injury/Stroke Support Group

1st Thursday of the month, 7-8 p.m.
Tracy Liu
byutbigroup@gmail.com
https://tbigroup.weebly.com/
BYU Speech and Language Clinic, Room 177
1190 N. 900 E, Provo

Davis

Stroke/TBI Survivor/Family Support Group
4th Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m.
Crisi Thompsen
801-387-7076
McKay Dee Hospital, Education Center
4401 Harrison Blvd. Ogden

Washington County

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group For Caregivers and Survivors
4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m.
Katie Erbe
435-251-6858
Taylor Health Sciences Building
1526 S Medical Center Drive, St. George

PDF 2019 Calendar

 

Remember, YOU are not alone!