First meeting and kickoff – January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

LIFE 2013 brings Lifelines: The Brain Aneurysm Recovery Group back to Dallas and our first meeting is on Saturday, January 12th from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Thanks to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation for their support and refreshments and to the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program for donating our meeting space!

 This meeting will be discussion based and include introductions, answering questions and brainstorming ideas for the quarterly educational meetings. We will be using Art Therapy – Collage in order to facilitate discussion. As with all our meetings, you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you like.

What is Collage?

The term collage originates from the French word coller, which means “to glue.” The collage is a form of visual art, created by gathering many different pieces or chunks of things and assembling the pieces into one, collective piece of art. Read more.

How is this helpful to brain aneurysm survivors?

Collage allows expression of self and can allow expression of feelings and emotions that someone might not be able to verbalize. It also provides eye hand coordination, spatial orientation and physical exercise for an affected limb.

Please send a reply email to Kimberly Aikman ( or call 214 289 0286 so we know to expect you.

Directions to the Embrey Human Rights Program office at SMU:
The SMU campus is located near Mockingbird Lane, and U.S. 75 (Central Expressway). The meetings are in 109 Clements Hall (building #39 on map).  Handicap parking places are located directly behind the building and a ramp is on the west side.

Driving directions from various locations.

SMU Visitor Map 2012-2013

SMU Visitor Parking Information

Clements Hall is a short walk from the Airline parking garage. Please call Kimberly at 214 289 0286 if you need directions once on campus. Please plan for extra commute time due to current construction and road closures on campus.

Neither Lifelines: The Brain Aneurysm Recovery Group nor the Brain Aneurysm Foundation support, endorse or recommend any method, treatment, or a program for persons with a brain injury. The intent of the group is to provide support and make information available. Attendance in the group is not a substitute for an informed discussion between a patient and his/her health care provider. No endorsement is intended nor implied.

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