WHO WE ARE:

Brain & Body Alternatives, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Frances DiPeri and Paulette Demato.

Their experiences in the brain injury field enable them to understand the impact an injury to the brain has on the entire family.

Together, they have over thirty years of experience creating opportunities to improve the quality of life to persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, and other injuries to the brain.

WHAT WE DO:


  • Identify resources for brain injury survivors & family members
  • Educate survivors & families about the availability of treatments and services to improve quality of life
  • To the extent possible, provide financial support as available to allow for access to these services
  • Raise funds to be used for a particular person to enable them to receive alternative treatments
  • Network with community at large to educate them about "the silent epidemic" of brain injury

MISSION STATEMENT:


Brain & Body Alternatives, Inc. is a non profit, committed to improving the lives of children and adults who suffer from the debilitating effects of brain injury.


Our goal is to assist in identifying treatment and resources; and to the extent possible, provide a measure of financial support to enable these individuals to access services to enhance the quality of life.

May is Stroke Awareness Month


Stroke is a brain attack cutting off vital blood flow & oxygen to the brain.  It is a leading cause of death & disability in the U.S.  In the U.S. there are an estimated

700,000 stroke survivors over the age of 20.  The direct & indirect cost of stroke each year is $73 billion.


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A caregiver provides assistance to someone who cannot live independently due to age, chronic condition or physical or intellectual disability

 

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we are pleased to announce the formation of a new Caregiver Support Group in collaboration with Southside Hospital. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 4nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

for more info, email us at

 

info@brainandbodyalternatives.org

 

 

 

 

 

Support Groups

 

 

 

In collaboration with Southside Hospital, we are pleased to announce the formation of our STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, "Living With Stroke" 

The next meeting will be on  WEDNESDAY, May 28,  from  7:00 pm - 9:00PM.

 

 

We are also pleased to announce our collaboration with the Brain Injury Rehab Unit (CARF certified) at Southside to facilitate a support group for persons with TBI and their families, caregivers, friends.

 

The next meeting will be Wednesday,

May 14th,   at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY., from 7-9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

To learn more about our support groups call us at

(631) 807-6819