Meetings may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

If meeting is cancelled, a notice will be posted here and an email will be sent.

Safety of all is most important.

Do not come to a meeting if you are not comfortable travelling due to weather  conditions.

Congratulations and Thank You to all

 

who made our team

 

Support Group Strollers
 

the 2018 # 1  team

 

with over $ 13,000 raised

 

 

Check back soon more for information about the 2019 Walk

Event has taken place

 

Saturday October 6, 2018

Saddle River County Park

Dunkerhook Area - Pavilion D - North Trail

Paramus Rd - Paramus, NJ  07652

Saturday October 7, 2017  (Rain or Shine)                                Location  (Google Map and Directions are below)

 

Registration / Sign-In Begins           9:00 AM                                  Saddle River County Park

Walk Starts                                        10:00 AM                                 Dunkerhook Area - Pavilion D - North Trail

                                                                                                              Paramus Rd - Paramus, NJ  07652

 

 

Walk your distance of choice - Refreshments will be available

 

You must Register to participate in the Walk or to have others Donate in your name

Registration Fee - $ 25.00  ($ 20.00 for BIANJ Members)

 

Bergen County and Essex County Brain Injury Support Groups will be participating

 

Family and friends are welcome

 

Plan to be part of our team

 

Support Group Strollers

Driving, Parking and

Meeting Room Directions

 

Use Visitor Parking and Main Entrance

 

Upon entering hospital, proceed to Berrie Elevators

 

Take elevators to 5th Floor

Make left to Conference Room # 5503

Signs with arrows will be posted

 

Parking is free for all visitors

Parking tokens are not required

Click here to Register

(Join Our Team)

 

You must Register to Participate in the Walk

   or

to have others Donate in your name

 

Click - Join Our Team

Follow Registration Instructions

Under Team Information

   Verify Support Group Strollers is selected

   Click Next

Complete Registration, Billing and Payment Information

Click here to Donate

(Sponsor Our Team)

 

All Donations are very much appreciated

 

Click - Sponsor Our Team

Complete Registration, Billing and Payment Information

Friday November 9, 2018

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

 

Event has taken place

New Jersey Law Center

One Constitution Square

New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Click below to go to BIANJ website for

Registration and Cost Information

(All who plan to attend must register)

The overall objective of this seminar is to provide an educational opportunity to professionals working with individuals affected by brain injury through workshops related to research, clinical innovations and strategies, rehabilitation, and advocacy.

Keynote

The Long Term Effects of Military TBI

Presented by

Dr. Daniel Perl, MD

Workshop topics will include

Executive Dysfunction-Pediatrics
Neuropsychiatric Issues
Interdisciplinary Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Yoga and Meditation
Neurotoxicity
Craniosacral Therapy
New Jersey TBI Model Systems
Neurosurgical Solutions-Seizures
Research Panel
Prism Adaptation-Spatial Neglect
Sex and Intimacy
Persuasion-Advocacy

Family Conference
Click below to go to BIANJ website for

 

More information

 

Registration

(All who plan to attend must register)

 

Topics will focus on Alternative Therapies

 

Yoga for Health and Happiness

 

Nutrition for Brain Health

 

Special Education and Advocacy

 

Caregivers Workshop

 

In addition to workshops, the Alliance has partnered with Allaire Healthcare Group to present a Social Lounge for individuals with brain injury.

Explore and learn about holistic approaches while enjoying therapeutic activities and socializing with peers. 

Brain Injury Support Group

Minor League Baseball Game

Outing at NJ Jackals

Saturday June 24, 2017

Yogi Berra Stadium

Campus of Montclair State University

Upper Montclair, NJ

Abilities ExpoFriday April 29, 2016  - Sunday May 1, 2016 Edison, NJ 

 

Abilities Expo - New York Metro

 

Friday April 29 - Sunday May 1

  (Fri and Sat - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  (Sun              - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

 

***  Click here to go to Abilities Expo website for more information and to Register  ***

 

New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

97 Sunfield Ave

Edison, NJ  08837

 

Abilities Expo is dedicated to educating and improving the lives of people with disabilities, senior citizens, their families and caregivers, as well as healthcare and education professionals. Features new products and services from computers to athletic equipment and mobility products to daily living aids.

 

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? 

 

Products, Services and Technologies for ALL Disabilities

Whether your disability is physical, sensory, learning, developmental or a combination, Abilities Expo strives to provide the products and services to help you meet and overcome your daily challenges. In addition, our Assistive Technology Showcase gives you the opportunity to test drive cutting-edge devices to determine what meets your individual needs. If it's smaller ticket products that you want, there will also be ingenious, low-cost inventions and retail products.

 

Leveling the Gaming Field

Come and test drive adaptive equipment that can give you access to the virtual world of gaming. Video games offer a tremendous opportunity for the disability community to experience situations that may be difficult or limited in the real world and increase social engagement. Plus, it's really fun!

 

Illuminating Workshops on the Issues that Matter

Each Expo features compelling sessions focused on travel, home modifications, finance, dating, physical therapy for kids, cutting-edge technologies, finding the correct mobility device and much, much more. 

 

All Work and No Play…

It's not enough for us to provide a forum where you can gain knowledge and access to life-altering products. We want you to have a blast, too! There's sports, dance, music, celebrities, assistance dogs, therapy horses, face painting for kids and more. Experience it from the sidelines or—and here's our preference—join in the fun! 

 

***  Click here to go to Abilities Expo website for more information and to Register  ***

Meeting Information

3rd Monday of every month

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Englewood Health

Berrie Taub Conference Room 5503

 

Englewood Health

350 Engle St

Englewood, NJ  07631

Driving, Parking and

Meeting Room Directions

 

Use Visitor Parking and Main Entrance

 

Upon entering hospital, proceed to Berrie Elevators

 

Take elevators to 5th Floor

Make left to Conference Room # 5503

Signs with arrows will be posted

 

Parking is free for all visitors

Parking tokens are not required

Driving, Parking and

Meeting Room Directions

 

Enter Kessler Drive

 

Park at the Main Entrance

 

Stop at the Front Desk for Directions

 

Cognitive Rehabilitation Department

Room 1183

 

Click here to download directions

Driving, Parking and

Meeting Room Directions

 

Enter Kessler Drive

 

Continue on the outside loop of the drive

 

Follow signs to

Kessler Conference Center

 

Enter Kessler Conference Center

 

Conference Rooms 1 & 2 are on the left

 

Brain Injury Alliance of NJ  (BIANJ)
Adjustment to Brain Injury Workshop

Wednesday April 11, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Englewood Hospital

350 Engle St

Englewood, NJ  07631

 

Use Visitor Parking and Main Entrance

Upon entering hospital, proceed to Berrie Elevators

Take elevators to 5th Floor

Make left to Conference Room # 5503

Signs with arrows will be posted

Parking tokens will be available at no cost

 

No cost to attend

Registration Requested

Click here to Register

Adjustment to Brain Injury

Brain Injury happens in an instant.  It affects a family for a lifetime.

Come learn information that will help you and your family learn how to adjust to living with a brain injury.

 

This free presentation will provide an overview and information on:

  • The changes that occur after brain injury

  • How people with brain injury and their families adjust to living with a brain injury

  • Grieving and coping following brain injury

  • Choices for coping and empowerment

Guest Speaker

Confirmed for April 16 Meeting

Harry Pizutelli

State of NJ – TBI Fund Program Manager

We believe topics discussed by Harry and questions from the Group may last for the entire meeting.

Other support group discussion may not take place.

 

Harry’s area of expertise is the

TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Fund.

 

Because there are also ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)

survivors and their caregivers that attend meetings,

we requested that Harry also speak about assistance and programs that are available for this portion

of the brain injury community.

Caregiver Only Support Group

Sponsored and facilitated by Kessler Staff

 

Guest Speaker

Connie Palmer from Imagine (A Center for Coping with Loss)

Discussion about issue of grief for families

Monday May 7  (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

 

Group will be held at:

Kessler – Saddle Brook

300 Market St

Saddle Brook, NJ

 

No cost to attend

Registration requested

Contact           Anne Marie Chesterman

                         201-368-6012

                        achesterman@kessler-rehab.com

Meeting Information

 

Monday December 10

Holiday Party

6:00 PM - ???

 

Panera Bread

269 Livingston St

Northvale, NJ

 

All who attend can purchase food and drink of their choice

 

***  No meeting on Monday December 17  ***

 

Directions to Panera Bread

 

From NJ Town Roads:

Livingston St in Northvale is a continuation of Knickerbocker Rd which runs North through Englewood . . . Tenafly . . . Cresskill . . . Closter . . .Norwood . . .

Panera Bread is in Northvale Square mall on left with CVS and Chase Bank near front.

If you enter New York State, you have gone too far.

 

From Palisades Interstate Parkway:

Livingston St in Northvale is a continuation of NY 303 South which is Exit 5S from Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Panera Bread is in Northvale Square mall on right with Chase Bank and CVS near front.

This is within ¼ mile of entering New Jersey.

If you pass McDonalds on the left, you have gone too far.

Panera Bread Locations

 

East Rutherford

95 Route 17 South

East Rutherford, NJ  07073

Englewood

10 Sterling Blvd

Englewood, NJ  07631

Paramus

770 Route 17 North

(Not in Paramus Park)

Paramus, NJ  07652

Northvale

269 Livingston St

Northvale, NJ  07647

Ramsey

Ramsey Square

1300 Route 17 North

Ramsey, NJ  07446

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Northvale, 269 Livingston St

 

Ramsey, 1300 Route 17 North;  Ramsey Square

 

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Kessler Foundation

Consumer Conference

 

Moving Forward 

Improving Emotional, Physical and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury

 

Friday, September 27, 2019                               Hotel Westminster
             8:15 AM – 3:00 PM                                               550 West Mt Pleasant Ave

                                                                                   Livingston, NJ  07039

Register Now!

Admission is free but registration is required.
Please register by Friday, September 20, 2019, additional registrations will be accepted after this date as space allows.

Please Join Us!

Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical and Cognitive Health after Brain Injury is a one-day conference that will provide individuals with brain injury, their caregivers, family and friends, and healthcare professionals with information and insight into strategies to successfully manage a range of challenges that affect overall health, wellness and quality of life. Resource booths will provide additional information and networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

  • Brain injury consumers, caregivers, family members and friends

  • Rehabilitation professionals

  • Students and other interested individuals

How Will You Benefit? 

  • Find new resources for improving your quality of life

  • Network with other individuals impacted by brain injury

Conference Topics

  • The True Cost of Invisible Losses

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation and TBI

  • Exercise After TBI

  • Latest TBI Research

  • Keynote Speaker - Christina Rasmussen

 

Christina Rasmussen is an internationally recognized grief educator and author.

Christina has helped thousands of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of the human mind.

Christina has been featured as a “Woman Working to Do Good” in the White House Blog.

Her work has also appeared in NPR, ABC News, and MariaShriver.com.

She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband Eric, their two daughters and their two dogs.

More Information

Contact Angela Smith
asmith@kesslerfoundation.org or 973-324-8448