Annual Christmas Party

The 2022 Christmas will be at the conclusion of the Winter Conference on December 12, 2022

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!

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

Interrupting conversations

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.