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TBI Support Group shares “First Year of Recovery” at Oct. 5 meeting

TBI Support Group group photo

The Northfield Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will have some special guests when the group meets on Thursday, October 5 at Northfield Hospital. 

The parents of Shelley Klevos, co-leader of the group, will tell their story of Shelley’s first year of recovering after being hit by a tram while biking to work in Amsterdam. 

Individuals with a traumatic brain injury are encouraged to bring close friends or family to hear Shelley’s parents’ perspective.

Northfield Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

Thursday, October 5

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Northfield Hospital, Meeting Room A

2000 North Avenue

The group will also recap its participation in the Walk for Thought event, hosted by the Brain Injury Alliance on September 23. This is the second year that the support group walked as a team (see photo).

This peer-led support group is free and open to the public. Individuals with TBI, their loved ones, and caregivers are welcome.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets monthly, hosted by Northfield Hospital + Clinics. Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. You can meet and share with others with TBI and receive educational, social and emotional support. Members develop relationships with others who have had similar experiences; learn from others’ strategies and successes; and share social time together.

For more information, contact group leaders Shelley Klevos at 612-812-1311 or shelleyklevos@gmail.com, and Emily Larsen at 507-581-6371 or tbilarsen@yahoo.com

The support group is affiliated with the Minnesota Brain Alliance. Learn more at www.braininjurymn.org/.