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BIA-MA Events & Activities

BIA-MA has professional staff that provide information, resources, support, and informal counseling to individuals with brain injuries, families, and professionals across the state. BIA-MA's events provide survivors and their loved ones a forum for sharing information and an opportunity to socialize and make new friends.

Events and Activities for Brain Injury Survivors

Any questions about these events, please email

Following current local, state, and federal guidance, BIA-MA staff and attendees will be expected to wear face masks at all times (both indoor and outdoor) during in-person events except when actively eating, regardless of vaccination status or event location policies. Further details will be made available to attendees after RSVP.

If CDC intervention levels change at the event location for the event date, BIA-MA will assess the risk level of the area and adjust plans accordingly.

** Event funding procured in part from MRC’s SHIP Recreation funds.  Please note that all SHIP Recreation funded activities are intended for brain injury survivors residing in Massachusett.  Family caregivers may participate if accompanying a survivor.

The Journey – Healing Through Self-Expression

Join us for a series of inspiring presentations designed to help you explore the many ways of sharing your lived experience with brain injury. Each week, you are invited to join fellow survivors who will share their personal experiences using many different forms of self-expression. We will explore using the arts, such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, pottery, music, the written word, hand crafting, sewing and more, to express our inner selves and support us on the journey toward living well. 

The series will be ongoing. There will be a different presentation each week. Grab a cup of tea, coffee, or water, settle in for an enjoyable hour with kindred spirits and BE INSPIRED! 


To participate in The Journey, please register in advance using this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Virtual Thrivers Workshops!

Our Thrivers Workshops will be on a brief hiatus starting Nov 23rd-Dec 28th. We will restart Thrivers in January 2023, on the usual 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Join us for Thrivers Workshops: Practical Tips, Tools & Strategies for Brain Injury Survivors, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 11:00am - 12:30pm. The Thrivers Workshops are for you if you are feeling stuck or ready for your next step. Some of the topics we will explore in these unique, informative & interactive sessions include: How You Are SMART; Organizing Paperwork; Maximizing Your Memory; Using Planners/Organizers; Managing Brain Fatigue; Time Management; Ignition for Cognition; Meal Planning, Cooking; Conquering Clutter; and Shopping, Errands. Starting in January 2023 the first monthly meeting will be content driven and the 2nd monthly meeting will be an open discussion forum of the content discussed at the meeting prior.

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions? Please contact

BIA-MA is Offering Virtual Support Groups

Brain injury can have a traumatic effect on both survivors and their families. BIA-MA sponsors support groups across the state that provide survivors and their loved ones a forum for sharing information, a compassionate and understanding peer group, and an opportunity to socialize and make new friends with others.

Recreation activities are sponsored in part by the Statewide Head Injury Program, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. RSVP required for all events. Limited spaces available. Activities will take place online using video teleconferencing.  These are private brain injury groups, not open to the general public.

Questions? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, BIA-MA Director of Programs & Services,
at 508-475-0032 or email