Our 2020 impact report is complete. Take a look at what we were able to accomplish together in 2020. Even though it was a difficult year, we are proud to have still supported adults with brain injuries in recovering their independence and enriching their lives.
From now through the month of February you can have $10 donated to the BridgeLine when you reach out to Robert Gibb Insurance for a home or auto insurance quote and mention, “Quotes for a Cause!”
We’re so grateful to have Robert Gibb Insurance Associates with Rockingham Insurance be one of our sponsors!
The BridgeLine’s Executive Director, Daniela Pretzer, is speaking on Friday, January 8th, 9-10 am at the Chamber of Commerce’s “Aging in Place” Business Network meeting.
Sign up https://bit.ly/38cRUOW to attend the networking meeting yourself and learn more about The BridgeLine and our services and do a bit of networking. 🧓
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Kindness and compassion are what the world needs more of. If you feel moved, you can give a gift to support adults with brain injuries this holiday season by visiting our website. Thank You and Happy Holidays!
Our residents entered the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville‘s Gingerbread contest! The entry is titled, “Our Christmas Village and Zoo”Check it out here https://woobox.com/endtge… and vote for your favorite!
We also created this video of our Residents showcasing the creation and talking about the process of making their gingerbread houses.
Join the rest of the world in a day of giving! Giving Tuesday follows up Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a way to encourage folks to pay it forward and make the world a better place using the power of generosity.
We hope you’ll consider supporting us today.
Help us give the gift of resilience to people with brain injuries. By joining the movement, you’re providing a safe and loving community and space for adults with brain injuries to recover and grow.
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Thanks so much to the Southside community and Jenn McArtor, Rob Garland, and everyone who made this story come together!
We so grateful to be partnering with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) by using the volunteering platform Catchafire! CACF is paying for our subscription to the service along with giving us an award of $17,500 through their Community Recovery & Catalyst Grant program! Thank you to the Foundation and also to all of the amazing donors that have given to the Community Recovery & Catalyst Grant program!
For those of you that don’t know Catchafire is a platform where professionals can volunteer for nonprofits and give their time and expertise in the area they are specialized in. If you’re hoping to give back to The BridgeLine or any other charity, take a look at the possibility of donating your time professionally on Catchafire!
We’re so excited to increase the effectiveness of our organization in supporting adults with brain injuries. Thank you CACF and Catchafire for making it possible.
A silver lining of this stay at home order has been that families and individuals have had the opportunity to walk, run, and bike more. We wanted to share this great infographic about bike helmets:
Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of sustaining a head injury while biking by at least 88% Those who do not wear a helmet 4.3X more likely to sustain a fatal injury.
Stay safe everyone!
Dear members, families, and friends of The BridgeLine community:
The progress of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) throughout the world and across our country continues to be the subject of intense interest. The BridgeLine is closely monitoring the latest information on COVID-19 provided by the Thomas Jefferson Health District of the Virginia Department of Health, the WHO, and the CDC.
We have taken measures in accordance with our pandemic response plan to increase social distancing for staff and program participates. We have a phased response plan to react to the latest developments that involves increasingly more stringent measures to provide a clean and safe environment for program participants and staff. There have been few cases in Virginia to date but we expect that to change in the coming days. I want you to know that the safety and security of our program participants, employees, and all families involved is our top priority.
Our plan is dynamic and will be revised as new information becomes available. It addresses the infection control measures we will take prior to and in the event of a local outbreak, and we follow the guidelines of the Virginia Department of Health.
We are fortunate to have outstanding and dedicated staff and we will continue to keep you updated.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we will try to answer them.
Daniela Pretzer, MD PhD
We encourage you to stay informed by seeking accurate information from authoritative sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the WHO, and the Virginia Department of Health. Also, the Thomas Jefferson Health District is operating a hotline (434-972-6261) to respond to any questions or concerns you may have regarding the latest COVID-19 information. The hotline is accepting calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Personal infection control measures are very important in preventing and combating COVID-19, as well as all types of flu and influenza. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership in emphasizing the following measures at both home and at The BridgeLine:
- Properly and frequently wash hands.
- Avoid touching nose, mouth and eyes.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or one’s sleeve; follow with hand washing.
- Keep program participants at home when sick.