January/February 2020 Events

*VON Community Room is located at 1705 London Line

Coffee Group, at Coffee Lodge on Exmouth Street, every TUESDAY, January: 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th as well as February: 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th @ 1:00 PM

Do you enjoy good coffee, great food, and hanging out being socially leisure with friends? New and old, check in, and please join us for the Coffee Group. What a pleasantry, the Tuesdays we routinely meet at Coffee Lodge on Exmouth Street @ 1:00 pm are the beans pyjamas. Please note as we have grown in number, the Coffee Lodge has agreed to reserve the back section of tables for us by the windows and benches. This will allow us to have our own space , without creating any barriers for the other customers.

Family and Caregiver Support Group: Thursday, January 2nd as well as Thursday, February 6th, the VON Community Room @ 10 AM

We know that Brain Injury does not affect the survivor alone; Caregivers need an opportunity to speak with other caregivers

Presentation and Discussion: Thursday, January 9th, the VON Community Room @ 1-3 pm

One…Can Be a Lonely Number how to best communicate the effects of a brain injury with our family and friends and why we still need them to be a support in our lives. This workshop is open to survivors of brain injury and with permission of the participants, the information will be shared at the Caregiver’s meeting in February.

Card Making: Wednesday, January 15th as well as Wednesday, February 12th, VON Community Room @ 1-2:30pm

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of card making with Carolyn. 🙂 .

Sarnia Legionnaires Hockey Game: Sarnia Area on Brock Street

Join us for a thrilling game of hockey at the old Sarnia Barn (Sarnia Arena on Brock St)

Lunch Out: Thursday, January 23rd, Golden Palace @ 12pm

Come on out and get a head start on celebrating the Chinese New Year. Join us for lunch and check out your fortune! Located at 380 Lyndoch St., Corunna.

Making Memories Scrapbooking: Wednesday, January 29th as well as Wednesday, February 26th, VON Community Room @ 1 pm

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of scrapbooking and have your memories to cherish.

Community Peer Mentor Presentation: Monday, February 3rd, VON Community Room @ 6:30 pm

Are you interested in being a ‘Mentor’ to someone who has a Brain Injury? Are you someone who could use the support from a Mentor that understands what it’s like, on a daily basis, to live with memory loss or brain fog? Come out to our community presentation to learn more about our Peer Mentoring Program sponsored by the Ontario Brain Injury Association. We will have mentors and partners on hand to speak about their personal experiences. Refreshments will be provided.

Valentine Lunch Pot Luck: Thursday, February 13th, the VON Community Room @ 12 pm

Bring your favourite dish to share, and prepare yourselves… for a fun game of Valentines trivia after!

Philips Lifeline Workshop: Wednesday, February 19th, the VON Community Room @ 1 pm

If you live alone or spend time on your own you may want to come out and learn about the products and services that are available to assist in creating a safety plan.

Lunch Out: Thursday, February 20th, the Burger Rebellion @ 12 pm 

Join us for a delicious lunch at Burger Rebellion, located at 1326 London Rd., Sarnia Ontario.

*remember Scrapbooking on the 26th @ 1 at the VON Community Room … 🙂

Volunteers Needed

Brain Injury Association Sarnia Lambton is looking for volunteers. Assistance is greatly appreciated. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with social leisure and fundraising activities.

Also looking for a volunteer Office Administrator. Please call 519-337-5657 for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call BIASL at 519-337-5657 or email [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!