BIAD Happenings Day Program

A drop-in program begun in 2006 which offers social and recreational opportunities for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury to socialize, learn new skills, and participate as they desire. This program runs Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is constantly changing based on participant input.

This program runs out of our office at 850 King Street West, Unit 24,  Oshawa, Ontario. A tour can be arranged ahead or facilitated if you drop by the office.

To see our current schedule please CLICK HERE  Some of the programs we currently offer include.

Program Descriptions

DROP-IN HOURS

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Art & Crafts Wednesday at 1pm Our art and crafts program will allow you to develop new skills and explore a variety of artistic media.
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Bingo Thrusday at 10am Enjoy a few games of bingo and win some fabulous prizes.
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Brain Fitness Mondays & Wednesday 10:30am Give your brain a workout with this movement based, multi-sensory brain stimulation program. This program can help improve many areas including; cognition, memory, concentration, sleep, communication, mobility, energy levels, stress management and overall well-being.
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Breakfast Program Daily at 9am Join us for a light breakfast we will be serving juice, cereal, fruit and more!!
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Creative Writing Tuesday at 10am Through writing exercises, this program exposes you to many aspects of the writing process including generating ideas, characterization, dialogue and narration. We write stories, poems, cartoons, jokes, and other interesting tidbits.
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Crystal Bowl Meditation Every other Wednesday at 1pm Relax in a zero gravity chair as you are guided through a meditation while listening to singing crystal bowls. Each one is attuned to one of the major chakras in the body. The sound and live vibrations work to clear, balance and restore your energy field which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
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Dance Mondays at 1pm Dancing is a great way to enhance cognitive abilities and to include some low-impact fun fitness into your schedule. You will gain understanding of timing, rhythm, and footwork.
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Darts Mondays at 1pm Enjoy some fun competition with your peers.
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Exercise Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:30pm Low impact, stretching, weights, cardio boxing, circuit training, balancing & stability exercises Participants can be seated or standing. Wear comfy clothes! Exercises will vary to accommodate abilities.
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Foot Care See calendar for dates Attend to your foot care needs! his service is free to participants on a first come first serve basis.
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Karaoke Fridays at 1pm Come in and sing your favorite song in a safe and fun atmosphere. Singing is stimulating for the body and mind.
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Memory Group See calendar Memory Building Group is an interactive gathering of people with various brain injuries who come and learn and practice strategies that can help to strengthen their memory and recall skills. We do a variety of fun, challenging activities and games geared to building memory power!
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Movie Fridays at 10am Grab some popcorn and watch a movie on our big screen.
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Music Therapy See calendar Music therapy is a creative arts therapy that can help you improve your physical and mental health.
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Peaceability Every other Wednesday at pm Peaceability is the ability to find peace in your everyday life. It uses a combination of Eastern and Western meditation styles to create a powerful meditation series.
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Poetry Mondays at 10:15am Come and express yourself through poetry. In this group you will learn, write and discuss different types of poetry.
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Pool Tournament Monday at 10am Intermediate Wednesday at 10am Novice Enjoy some fun competition with your peers.
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Stain Glass Fridays at 10:15am Learn how to create beautiful stain glass pieces.  You will learn scoring, breaking and grinding glass, copper foiling glass, soldering and more. We ask for $5 a month to help with the cost of this program.
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Support Group Thursdays at 1pm This group is safe space for peers to provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. It also a space to share thought and discuss a variety of topics.