Replanting Lives Group Tues March 10 at the Bedford COA, 12 Mudge Way, Flint Room, 10:30-noon. FREE!
March 11 : Our 5th Annual Meeting and our 1st BINGO Night!!! 7-8:30 pm. Bedford COA 12 Mudge Way, Flint Room. Light Refreshments. FUN! FREE! PRIZES! Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-a-strong-family-5th-annual-meeting-tickets-89597894715
Read our annual report here: https://growastrongfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/GASF-Annual-Report-2019.pdf
“Rebuilding Lives” is a network of men and women who are experiencing significant life changes brought about through bereavement, divorce, and other life-changing events, offered by and at the Bedford Council on Aging, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford MA, every Tuesday from 7-9 pm. FREE. For more information, call the COA 781-275-6825.
BIG NEWS! We have been developing an online course to train facilitators of the Replanting Lives program. There are three courses, “Family Strategies,” “Safety & Crisis management,” and “Caregiver Self-Care.” Each course has relevant lessons including effective communication, developing a safety plan, and of course, building resilience in families uprooted by mental illness/brain disorders. The courses have all been approved for CEUs from the National Council on Family Relations (https://www.ncfr.org/) which is the premier professional association for understanding families through interdisciplinary research, theory, and practice. We are expecting to “go live” by mid-March! Check out the courses: https://growastrongfamily.org/professional-development/
We have added two new pages to our website! One page is a tip sheet developed by the Family Advisory Board of the Transitions ACR https://growastrongfamily.org/front-page/resources/for-parents/self-care-tip-sheet/ and the second page contains Self-Care commercials: https://growastrongfamily.org/self-care-commercials/
I am doing a Facebook fundraiser for my birthday! Help me exceed my goal! https://www.facebook.com/donate/806815379795842/?fundraiser_source=external_url