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Founded in 2004 - Supporting Brain Injured Survivors and their Families for 13 Years

BRIDGES is a Northern Kentucky Brain Injury Support Group established in April 2004 at the request of numerous brain injured survivors and their families searching for support, education, resources and advocacy. The acronym of BRIDGES means BRain Injury Demands Guidance Education and Support.  BRIDGES was incorporated in May 2008 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has a Board of Directors to oversee its operation.

BRIDGES partners with organizations, such as Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky (BIAK), Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital and HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital to raise brain injury awareness and expand our support and educational resources. 

Visit About Us and Helmet Program for other groups.

Support BRIDGES by making a monetary donation or when shopping at Amazon, Kroger or Giving Assistant.

Click DONATE for more details.

Click here to join our Support Group mailing list
Click here to join the NKY TBI Conference mailing list if interested in speaking, exhibiting
or serving on the planning committee
Click here for BRIDGES brochure (Rev 6-17) 
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NKY TBI CONFERENCE

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SAVE THE DATE

Friday, March 23, 2018
12th Annual NKY Brain Injury Conference
Receptions Conference Center, Erlanger KY



 To Review the 2017 NKY TBI Conference:
Visit 
Speaker Presentations


Contact:  Julie Fronk
NKY BI Conference Planning Committee Chair & BRIDGES Board Director

(859) 802-4077 (text/call)
julie@bridgesnky.org


Click here to join the conference mailing list if interested in speaking, exhibiting or serving on the planning committee.

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Bridges Diamond Sponsors
     

SUPPORT GROUPS


BRIDGES Upcoming

Support Group Meeting
for Brain Injured Survivors &
Family Members/Caregivers
(Third Thursday of the Month @ 6:00 PM)



NEXT MEETING:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:00 PM

TOPIC:  Law Enforcement Perspective on TBI - A Panel Discussion


Support Group Facilitator
Amy Daniel, RN, MSN, CNOR
BRIDGES Board Member
(513) 265-5889 (text/call)
danielamy@fuse.net


NEW Location
Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital
5940 Merchants Street
Florence KY 41042

BRIDGES Upcoming
Support Group Meeting
for Caregivers
(Meets monthly during the day either for breakfast or lunch)

For Next Meeting Date
and Location

Contact:  Colleen Gribben, OTR/L
BRIDGES Board Member & Meeting Facilitator

(859) 322-2036 (text/call)
gribbencolleen@yahoo.com

HELMET PROGRAM





BRIDGES uses corporate sponsorships
and proceeds from the
NKY TBI Conference
and Kimberly Bernard Golf Outing
to purchase and distribute bicycle helmets.

 

Since 2010, over 4,000 helmets 
have been distributed to children
and
adults to prevent brain injuries.  
Click here to view our past events and
to obtain more information
about helmet safety.



For additional information
about BRIDGES' helmet program or to view a listing of prior events, please visit
our
Helmet Program page
 



UC Health partners with BRIDGES in
promoting bicycle helmet safety education
and injury prevention.
Click here (Updated May 2016)
for UC Health's bicycle safety flyer

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UPCOMING HELMET & HEALTH FAIR EVENTS
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  • Friday, April 28 - Campbell Co. Middle School Health Fair for 6th graders
  • Saturday, April 29 - Bicycle Safety Event, Remke - Taylor Mill @ 11-2 PM - CANCELLED due to rain
  • Sunday, April 30 - Bike Rodeo @ 2-4 PMNorth Pointe Elementary, 875 N. Bend Rd, Hebron  See event flyer
  • Saturday, May 13 - 1st Annual NKY Brain Walk - Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky NKY (BIAK NKY) & BRIDGES, Pioneer Park; Registration @ 10 AM; Walk begins @ 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, June 21 - Tyson Foods Health Fair, Alexandria
  • Thursday, July 13 - City of Erlanger, Depot Park @ 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 2 - City of Villa Hills 3rd Annual Safety Night @ 6:00 PM
  • Friday, September 8 - 2017 Erlanger Elsmere Community Block Party (back to school event) @ 6-8 PM in front of Lloyd High School, 450 Bartlett Ave, Erlanger
  • Saturday, September 30 - 7th Annual Steps Against Stigma @ 10 AM - 2 PM, Pioneer Park, 3951 Madison Pike, Covington KY. Benefits NAMI and NKY Crisis Intervention Team. Click here to register for walk  

Volunteers needed to fit and distribute helmets. 
Please contact:
Bob Stark, Helmet Program Coordinator
(859) 292-2177 or bstark@covingtonky.gov

If your organization, school or city would like to partner with BRIDGES 
in their helmet program, please contact Bob Stark.
Individuals desiring a fitted helmet are also encouraged 
to contact Bob for a FREE helmet. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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