The 2021 Christmas Party was one to remember!
Attendees took part in many activities to fill the evening
Guess the number of candies in the jar really made you think and drool at the same time!
The White Elephant exchange was not only entertaining but hilarious! Gifts of many shapes, sizes, and varieties were exchanged and delighted by all.
The food was scrumptious, flavorful, and quite a treat.
The design your own ugly sweater contest turned into a real fashion show too! Below is a look at the final products.
Friendships were made and memories will live on!
If you missed the event this year, we hope you can join us in 2022!
How Can a Brain Injury Affect Social Skills?
After a brain injury, people may have problems with social skills. These problems can differ from person to person and can be harder to manage when feeling strong emotions, such as anger or excitement.
Common examples are:
Feeling out of place and uncomfortable around other people
Losing focus during a conversation
Forgetting what someone has said
Misunderstanding the words, facial expressions, tone of voice, or actions of others
Difficulty getting along with others
Talking too little or too much
Having trouble expressing thoughts and feelings
Not showing interest in what others have to say
Not knowing how to start or maintain a conversation
For Families and Friends
Interacting with someone who has had a brain injury may require you to adjust your own social skills or the environment. For example, give the person more time to process what is being said and give them time to respond.
Limit the amount of information you communicate at a time.
Pay attention to the topic being discussed and the person’s reactions: Do they affect the person’s emotions and/or cognitive function? If the person seems fatigued or overwhelmed, wrap up the conversation.