So here we are- it’s Spring, April is almost over and New Yorkers continue to do the right thing by banding together to stop the spread of COVID-19. If we stick with it, we’ll see the other side of the pandemic soon and be stronger than ever.
All BIANYS staff continue to work from home and are available to help you with questions about brain injury resources and information. The FACTS Program and its coordinators continue to teach us the best ways to stay on task at home, manage their clients, and provide consultations and intakes for potential clients. As for BIANYS’ events, here’s what we know:
- All BIANYS-affiliated in-person support groups and in-person Chapter meetings are cancelled through May 31. Some Chapters and support groups are meeting by telephone or video; please check with individual support group leaders or your Chapter Chair for details.
- The Annual Conference, originally scheduled for June 10-11, is postponed. We are working to determine how and if we are able to bring this event to the brain injury community at a later date.
- The Medical Symposium, originally scheduled for June 12, is postponed. BIANYS will be hosting a virtual Medical Symposium on Friday, December 4, 2020. More details will be available in coming months.
Other events such as the March On for Brain Injury (September 12 & 26) and Journey of Hope Gala (November 5) are still on the calendar, but BIANYS staff are also preparing for these events to be virtual if public health and government authorities deem it unsafe to gather for in-person events.
The health and well-being of our supporters, staff and families remains our number one priority in these difficult and uncertain times.
Anyone needing information or resources about brain injury, or with questions about events, please call us at 518-459-7911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so proud to be part of such a supportive community. Your support is now more important than it ever was- please consider making a gift or becoming a member today.
We will meet again. Until then, stay home and take good care of yourselves.