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Lifestyle Approaches for Better Brains and Bodies

to enhance clinical practice for healthcare professionals





Education Series Fall 2021 – Click on the available titles to watch video

September 17, 2021 Watch Physical Exercise — Kyle Whaley, PT Reg (Ont) | Moderator: Rob Cusinato PT Reg (Ont)
September 24, 2021 Cognitive Exercise — Heather Condello, OT Reg (Ont) | Moderator: Renee Cantarutti, MSc SLP
October 1, 2021 Nutrition — Dr. Mary Sco, MD PhD | Moderator: Alexandra King, BASc, Nutritionist
October 8, 2021 Sleep — Dr. Celeste Thirlwell, MD FRCPC | Moderator: Arden McGregor, MA, CPsych
October 15, 2021 Mindfulness — Dr. Diana Velikonja, C.Psych., MScCP | Moderator: Dr. Anne McLachlan, PhD Psychology
October 22, 2021 Keynote Session with Dr. Matthew Galati, MD (Brain Injury Survivor) | Moderator: Dr Natanlia Liem, MD, MSC, FRCPC

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Butterfly Lane in Walkerville


The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County has announced the creation of a “Butterfly Lane” in Walkerville.
This project’s main purpose is to create awareness of the prevalence of brain injury in the community as well as educate people to this “invisible” disability. It is part of BIAWE’s mission to enhance the lives of those affect by an acquired brain injury through education, awareness and support.
Together with residents from the Walkerville area, we have chosen an alley in Walkerville, bordered by Devonshire/Argyle and Ontario/Richmond streets. We will also be painting at the Jubilee Parkette (west of Kildare – on Wyandotte St. E.)
The murals will be painted by artists vetted by the Butterfly Lane Mural Project Committee (made up of members from BIAWE and the Walkerville Community). We will also attach wooden butterflies painted by a person with an acquired brain injury as their personal contribution to this project.
We will have the permission of homeowners to paint either their fence or garage door. The murals will be coated with a clear anti-graffiti finish to protect its beauty.
The life of a butterfly symbolizes the life of an individual with a brain injury. Much like a butterfly that develops from a caterpillar during the chrysalis process, the journey of a person with a brain injury can be transforming. Often, an individual with a brain injury is not the person that they once were. There is nor more striking symbol of a transformation than a butterfly. This transformation symbolically represents hope and new beginnings. This transformation happens with help from the right people.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou.

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Interview – Butterfly Lane

Windsor Morning with Tony Doucette
JUNE 15, 2021
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the local association is in the planning stages of creating a “Butterfly Lane’. It will be used to help educate the public about the often non-visible injury. We hear more us about the displays from both professional artists and victim of brain injuries. Guest host Peter Duck speaks with Anna Jurak, Executive Director of theBrain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County.