ABI Support Group



On Friday August 24th our 2nd meeting of the month was held at the Mantle Lake Pavilion. Sue's Ron graciously provided the group with the materials needed for each of us to build a birdhouse on our own and we even got to bring them home with us. It was great to see all the smiles on everyone's face  as acknowledgement of their accomplishment!The teamwork and moral support was awesome to see!       

The building project was followed by fellowship and a delicious smorgasbord style luncheon put together by the members.  It was a great opportunity to openly discuss our daily challeges with others who battle with similar challenges. 

Thank you Sue, Mindy and Ron for everything you do for everyone in and outside the group!

At our support group, Thursday, September 27th, Brad Ala a physical therapist for TAMC will be speaking on the vestibular and visual systems and dysfunction after a brain injury. We’d love for you to join us. So many people struggle with physical problems after an acquired head injury.5

Bradley Ala, PT, DPT, ITPT

Brad has been a TAMC employee since 2008 in the capacity of PT Aide. In 2012, he graduated from Husson University and immediately following graduation, Brad joined our TAMC PT department. He is enthusiastic about providing quality treatment to those with Vestibular Dysfunction. Brad has special interest in concussion management with ImPACT training, which is a great compliment to his vestibular background. Brad has completed the 1st out of 3 Dry Needling courses and has a strong background in manual therapy. Brad is currently working on certification for orthopedic manual therapy. Brad and his wife, Charlotte have two children, Zoey and Jacob.
Craft Day

Brain Injury Association of America-Maine
2018 Conference on Defining Moments
Portland, Maine

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the 9th annual Conference on Defining Moments in Brain Injury in Portland, Maine, The Brain Injury Association of America-Maine awarded traumatic brain injury survivor Mindy Forino and her mother, Suzanne Morneault with the Lewis and Clara Lamont Brain Injury Advocacy.  The award came as a surprise to both Mindy and Suzanne.

On October 25th, Sarah Ellsworth who is a Psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner at Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital, spoke at our meeting. It was very informative in many different areas of anxiety, depression and PTSD. Sarah plans to come back to speak to the group on different topics.  Sarah graduated in 2013, having over 5 years of diverse experience, especially in Nurse Practitioner.
Hand Crafted Poinsettas!
Delicious Potluck Meal!
Great Friends!
Lots of Laughs!
Surprise Gifts
Awesome Holiday Get-together!