HONOLULU - A free, one-day opportunity to learn about recovery from traumatic brain injury will be offered Friday at the Cameron Center.
The "Life Goes on After Traumatic Brain Injury" workshop will reveal how individuals with traumatic brain injury can live a healthier, more productive life.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. topics will include the effects of such injuries, and effective communication and person-centered planning for those who have been injured.
From 4 to 6 p.m. there will be an orientation to the Ho'oikaika Peer-Mentoring Project for adults with traumatic brain injury. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
To attend part of the workshop, call toll free (866) 447-9023. For more program information, call the foregoing number or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by Tuesday at Web site www.tinyurl.com/lifegoeson2009.
Traumatic brain injury affects more than 8,000 Hawaii residents a year, according the state Department of Health. Causes include falls and vehicle crashes. Effects like memory loss, confusion and difficulty communicating can last a lifetime.
The workshop is offered by Ho'oikaika, which is part of the Pacific Basin Rehabilitation, Research and Training Center at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine.
The Oahu-based program is offering these workshops on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island this fall.