Fleece Frenzy FUNdraiser!

fleece blankets

As cooler weather sets into Northwest Ohio, our fleece shop will be open additional days to give you an extra chance to purchase one of our blankets, car seat ponchos or pet blankets.  Of course, you are also welcome to stop in during our normal hours, Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  We have a wide selection of completed items along with additional fleece to choose from for custom-made blankets.

You can download a printable schedule as a reminder by clicking here!

 Saturday Fleece Sale Days (10 AM – 2 PM)

September 26 (Open House – Open until 3 PM)

October 12

November 2 & 23

December 7, 14, and 21

Bike Rodeo with Metroparks

Members of TBIRC were on hand to answer questions about concussions and bike safety on Saturday, September 21 at Wildwood Metropark at an event hosted by the Toledo Metroparks.   Children and adults received new helmets at no charge.  Kids tested their bike maneuverability skills on a cone obstacle course under the supervision of park rangers and volunteers.

Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the severity of a head injury.  TBIRC supports events such as this as part of its mission to promote prevention of traumatic brain injury.

Major Renovation Completed

It was a busy summer as we completed a major renovation of the center.  The focal point of improvements is our expanded, accessible kitchen featuring a 12-foot island. This new kitchen will be used for teaching the importance of nutrition in brain injury recover and includes a new refrigerator, dish washer and range with hood. 

An access to an adjacent suite was created and the new space now serves as our new fleece shop as well as storage room.

We now have a dedicated rec room for table tennis, foosball and basketball games.  

Finally, the former fleece storage room has now been converted to a training room for our group activities including the weekly speech and memory group.

 

2018 Fall Festival

 

Cooler weather arived on Saturday, September 22, just in time for the first day of Autumn and our 2nd Annual Fall Festival. This family-friendly event saw the return of the Mega Brain as well as the Amazing Eli and his balloon creations.  New for 2018 was a vist from Spiderman and Poppy from Laurel’s Party Princesses.  Volunteers from Wersell’s Bike Shop fitted kids with bike helmets, generously provided by Charles E. Boyk Law Offices.  The festival also included hands-on activites for both children and adults including pumpkin painting and making fairy gardens.  TBIRC would like to recognize Mercy Healtcare as the presenting sponsor, as well as Signature Bank; Gallon, Tacas, Boissoneault, & Schaeffer Co., and Charles E. Boyk Law Offices.

 

 

 

2018 Ray of Hope Awards

For the past 16 years, Sylvania Area Family Services has recognized individuals and organizations that make a difference in our community with the Ray of Hope Awards. TBIRC is proud to announce that Jackie Moore, co-founder of the center, has been selected as one of the 2018 recipients. The award was presented on Wednesday, October 17 at an event held at The Pinnacle. In accepting the award, Jackie thanked Matt Hall, for nominating her and the center. She also recognized the tremendous support of the community and Mercy Healthcare, the center’s partner.