Brain Injury Awareness Month

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The month of March is dedicated to Brain Injury Awareness Month

In the United States, more than 5.3 million children and adults have a brain injury. That is about 1 in 60. Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are those that happen after birth and can result in physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments. The primary causes of ABI are trauma, stroke, tumors, degenerative diseases, alcohol and other toxins, and lack of oxygen to the brain.  

BFAIR offers quality residential programs for individuals with acquired brain injury in Berkshire County and the Pioneer Valley

We provide enriching experiences to individuals of all abilities and ages through distinctive, individualized, and quality services. As part of our Residential Services, we have 6 homes dedicated to those individuals with ABI. As Director of ABI Residential Services, Christine Meiklejohn states, ‘Most of our residents lived independent lives before their ABI. The services we provide and the way we interact with each resident has to be unique to meet their own needs.” 

We are excited to have the opportunity to share brain injury awareness and prevention with our communities. Below is where you can find us this March:  

Follow us on Facebook for brain injury prevention tips during the month of March and our collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of MA.   

Brain Injury FAQs

What Brain Injury Survivors Want You To Know

Bike Helmet Distribution

With support from our presenting sponsor Greylock Federal Credit Union, BFAIR will be distributing bike helmets for children and adults to promote brain health and safety in Berkshire County.

On Saturday, April 15th from 10-1 PM 150 helmets for youth ages 6-13 and 100 helmets for 14+ will be distributed free-of-charge at the Ashuwilliticook Trail Head located at US 7/Rte. 8 Connector Rd, at the Berkshire Mall entrance in Lanesborough.  


A donation to BFAIR during Brain Injury Awareness Month will help fund Air Filtration Systems for our residences for people with Acquired Brain Injury! When access to outside air isn’t easily available, it’s important that indoor air quality remains clean. Especially for people with compromised immune systems, air filtration keeps air free of harmful toxins, odors, and bacteria. Help us keep our residents safe and healthy!