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The Latest News from Eisenhower Center

Jul
25

Client Engagement is the Best Rehabilitation

Summer is always a busy time for us here at Eisenhower Center in southeast Michigan, and this July has been no different. This past weekend we supported the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) at the Ann Arbor Art Fair by giving away cooling neck-wraps made entirely by our clients as a vocational opportunity. Through the effort of these dedicated clients and a handful of volunteers from Eisenhower who braved the heat and humidity, we were able to raise over $600 for BIAMI! All while educating the public about heat stroke as a form of brain injury, and providing a much love fashion accessory to children and adults of all ages.

Our amazing recreation department also took our clients into the community for a round of golf. What was different about this outing? We were able to utilize specially adapted equipment allowing individuals with mobility limitations to engage in a way not possible before. All the clients who went out had a blast and we were happy to provide the opportunity. Eisenhower Center is always looking for new ways to adapt every-day activities for injured individuals who are working to get back to pre-injury activities.

Eisenhower Center also went out to support Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) at the Monroe County Veterans Claims and Resource Fair. The purpose of this non-partisan event was to work with Veterans Benefits Administration and Health Administration staff to check veteran eligibility, to assist veterans with benefits enrollment, and to educate them about various services offered to aid them. Eisenhower Center was proud to be at the event and to support vets.

 

Lastly, it’s important to work hard, but it’s also important to have some fun. So, in an effort to beat the heat, we had…water wars!!! Eisenhower Center staff and clients all had squirt guns and water balloons and – safely – engaged in some summer fun.  The picture below shows some of the fun everyone involved had.

 


Jun
26

Independence at Eisenhower Center

 

 

The Independence Fund is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 with the mission of “empowering severely wounded veterans and their caregivers to take control of their lives.” Independence Fund assists veterans through a variety of programs, such as their mobility program which provides veterans with all-terrain track chairs, allowing individuals with limited mobility to get out and do things they love such as camping, hunting, and hiking. Additionally, Independence Fund has a caregiver program, which provides a range of support systems for individuals caring for wounded veterans.

Eisenhower Center has been working closely with the Independence Fund over the past several years and is proud to announce  “Independence at Eisenhower”. This initiative sponsors  veterans to go through our After the Impact program, with the added benefit of the support and resources of the Independence Fund. After the Impact is an intensive, 30-90 day program tailored to the needs of the individual, which pairs veterans with professional athletes and first responders as they work through health/behavioral issues stemming from post concussion syndrome, post traumatic stress, mTBI or other similar diagnoses.

Interested in supporting this initiative? Visit http://independencefund.org/page/donate to make a donation.

 


Jun
22

Eisenhower Center Sponsors Valor Cup

It has been a busy few weeks here at Eisenhower Center! Recently we sponsored the Valor Cup Pro-Am on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township. The Valor Cup paired LPGA golfers in town for the Volvik Open with female veterans from around Michigan. This was the first time the Selfridge golf course had been opened to an official LPGA event, and marks the first time veterans were able to be a part of the Pro-Am. The weather was perfect for a round of golf, and everyone involved had a blast.

The day began with a quick tour of the base, with a stop to see some of the aircraft in service, including the KC-136 Stratotanker, as well as a meet and greet between the veterans and golfers.  Following some words from Laura Chirio, Program Coordinator at our Michigan After the Impact program, who coordinated the event, the ladies broke off into their foursomes and hit the links!

More information can be found here.

Check out a few of the pictures of the day below. For more information about the event, or on how to engage with Eisenhower Center, please reach out to us at info@eisenhowercenter.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May
18

TUNE IN: Today, at 4:40 p.m. – News Talk 1200

At approximately 4:40 today, our V.P. of Business & Government Affairs, Devin Hutchings, will be speaking with Mildred Gaddis on WCHB News Talk 1200 AM about recent CPAN developments, as well as the state of auto no-fault insurance in Michigan.

If you were unable to attend Capitol Day with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council earlier this week,  will be a great opportunity to brush up on the current state of our environment – all from the comfort of your home!

Don’t have a radio nearby? You can also tune in at http://wchbnewsdetroit.com/listen-live/

Thank you for staying engaged!


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