Wellness & Community Programs

After clients' discharge from skilled therapy services, Community Rehab Care provides community outreach through various groups promoting health, wellness, recreation, and maintenance of skills supporting real-world success.

Please call the clinic (617-744-8300) for more information or to inquire about joining a group.

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Community Aphasia Group

Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm
The Community Aphasia Group (CAG) is a therapeutic environment for individuals with aphasia or other functional communication deficits to practice and sharpen their communication skills and socialize under the guidance of a speech-language pathologist. Group members will:

  • Practice communication skills through a variety of modalities including speech, writing, gesture, and alternative and augmentative communication devices (e.g., Dynavox, Lingraphica, etc.).

  • Participate in discussions on a variety of topics.

  • Take part in fun structured activities like music games, writing exercises, and group problem-solving tasks.

  • Go on community outings to local institutions and restaurants in order to use and practice communication skills in real-world environments.

 

Coping Group

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am
Identify coping strategies to support changes and challenges following a brain injury in this weekly group led by a licensed occupational therapist. Includes guest speakers, group discussions, and focuses on client-centered needs.

 
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Adapted Yoga Classes

Weekly classes tailoring yoga and meditation to the unique needs of the brain injury community. Two classes are offered to meet all needs. Classes are led by registered yoga teachers with additional training through the Love Your Brain Yoga Program and Mind Body Solutions.

  • Chair Yoga - Wednesdays 11:00-11:45am
    Seated yoga class consisting of mindfulness, guided meditation, breathing strategies and gentle movement

  • Mat Yoga - Every other Thursday 1:00-1:45pm
    A more traditional yoga class, taught on the floor. Class includes breathing techniques, seated and standing yoga poses adapted to the needs of participants, ending with a guided meditation.

 

Therapeutic Exercise and Movement

Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm
A weekly class targeting flexibility, balance, posture, and muscle endurance in a fun and safe environment. Classes are led by a licensed physical therapist.

*Participants in the group must be able to stand and transfer independently, with or without assistive devices. All exercises are adaptable to perform sitting or standing.

 
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Parkinson's Wellness Program

A collaborative program with the BU Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center offered for a group of six participants The program includes:

  • Twice weekly, 90 minute group exercise class led by physical therapists and physical therapy students

  • Evidence-based exercise program including cardiovascular, strength, balance, and flexibility components in a fun, social setting

  • Appropriate for individuals with PD who can walk independently with or without a device who would like to improve their overall health and quality of life through exercise

 

Practicing Social Skills

Fridays 10:00-11:00am
A weekly group for adults with acquired brain injury to improve skills necessary for social interaction within the community. Skills targeted include interpreting body language, staying on topic, taking turns within a conversation, and more. The group is led by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

 
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Community Recreation Around Boston

Community Rehab Care staff organize a monthly recreation group for anyone living with acquired brain injury. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pottery painting

  • Bowling

  • Pizza parties

  • Annual private tour of Fenway Park

Community Recreation Around Boston events are open to anyone in the community who is living with acquired brain injury. Activities are often free of charge to group members and primarily funded through grants from the Statewide Head Injury Program obtained by CRC.

Please email newcrc@brain-injury-rehab.com or call the clinic (617-744-8300) to join the CRAB mailing list and receive information about upcoming events.