Plow & Hearth Holiday Decorations

This season The BridgeLine’s Frankl House was treated to a Home Holiday Makeover from Plow & Hearth. Plow & Hearth and their amazing team of stylists were able to transform one of our two residential houses and bring in a bit of extra holiday cheer. We are so thankful to Plow & Hearth for this opportunity, our residents LOVE it!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and this year the Brain Injury of Association of Virginia’s theme is More Than My Brain Injury.

This public awareness campaign provides a platform for educating the public about the incidence and prevalence of brain injury as well as the needs of individuals who are injured and their families.

Anyone who has been affected by brain injury is welcome to be a part of this campaign! Survivors and their parents, spouses, siblings, extended families, friends, caregivers, healthcare providers, and more!

For more information on the campaign and how you can participate please visit

Virtual Services at The BridgeLine Place Clubhouse

With the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in the area The BridgeLine Place closed its doors again to ensure the wellbeing of all.

Due to technology and the dedication of members, we could continue the program virtually. Each morning, members and staff gather online via Zoom meetings to continue the work ordered day virtually and maintain important social connections.

Brain Injury Awareness Day

Brain Injury Awareness Day at the General Assembly will be Tuesday, February 1, 2022. This year the Brain Injury Association of Virginia will be leading a Phone A Friend campaign to contact your local legislators to show your support for the two budget amendments supported by The BridgeLine and The Brain Injury Association of Virginia.

For more information please visit

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COVID-19 has serious long term effects on your brain

Brain scans of people who recovered from COVID-19 had more brain atrophy in parts of the brain that control taste, smell, and memory. People continue to experience “brain fog” months after their recoveries from the other symptoms of COVID-19. Let’s all do our part to curb the spread of this virus and end the pandemic!

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Seeking Study Participants for Amazing Brain Injury Caregiver Study out of JMU!

Women Caregivers for Individuals Following Brain Injury

A study to better understand the lived experiences of women serving as full-time caregivers to survivors of brain injury is seeking participants. Our current knowledge indicates that a majority of caregiving is provided by mothers, partners, sisters, and daughters, but few studies have looked specifically at the experiences of these women. There is a need to better understand factors impacting the quality of life for these women caregivers such as social isolation, financial constraints, and family dynamics. Also, learning of the successes from a caregiver’s experience may lend support for others in similar situations. The results of this project will assist in developing helpful supports and resources for women caregivers.

This work is being led by Dr. Cynthia O’Donoghue and Dr. Cara Meixner, both professors at
James Madison University. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for human subjects research at JMU.
Women caregivers will be invited to participate in a 30-45 minute telephone or Zoom interview. An invite will be sent via email, but for individuals that do not have computer access, contact by phone (and phone interviews) is possible. No participant names nor names of the individual they are caring for will be identifiable.
We are seeking

• Volunteers who identify as women, age 18 or older who are in the role of full-time, live-in
caregiver to a survivor of brain injury.
• The survivor’s brain injury must have occurred at least one year previously.
• Participants must be able to participate in an interview that will be held in English.

If you are interested or know someone who might wish to participate, please contact:
Cara Meixner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 540-568-4830