2021.06.16 – Recreation and Social Opportunities after Brain Injury (Live Webinar)

A Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers live webinar featuring Joanne Finegan, MSA, CTRS, FDRT. Airs live at 3 p.m. EST June 16, 2021. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. EST June 15, 2021.


Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. EST June 15, 2021.

Brain injury changes the life of an individual and their loved ones, but should not define the rest of their lives. Active participation in recreation and things that people get pleasure from promotes health and wellness. 

Join this Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers webinar as Joanne Finegan discusses basic information about the tools and education necessary to ensure that people with brain injury and their caregivers can actively participate in a leisure lifestyle that they find personally meaningful and that promotes overall health, wellness, and social connections. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide specific examples of the health benefits of recreation and social connections for individuals with brain injury and caregivers.
  2. Explore a number of examples of recreation and social opportunities that can be found in the home and community.
  3. Outline the importance of finding balance within 5 specific domains – physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and social.
  4. Define the importance of establishing a daily or weekly routine/structure.

To receive 1 ACBIS CEU Credit, please select "Live Webinar, CBIS/T Rate (Includes 1 CEU)" from the drop-down menu.


Joanne Finegan was the CEO and President of ReMed Recovery Care Centers, a rehabilitation and supported living provider for people with acquired brain injury for over 18 years and had been with the organization for 32 years.  Finegan has also served on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for many years as a board member, trustee, and was Chairman of the Board in 2004.  She has served as the Chairman of the Board of the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification and in 2005 was honored by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization’s highest distinction.  During 2013, she was honored as a Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, and is currently the President of the Council on Brain Injury (CoBI), a non-profit organization she helped to start.  In January of 2021, Finegan was elected onto to the Brain Injury Association (BIAA) Board of Directors.

At the end of 2018, Joanne transitioned from her formal ReMed executive position and continues on the ReMed and Learning Services Board.  Throughout her career, she has studied, written, and spoke about building and maintaining a strong organizational culture, especially in a clinically focused organization. Additionally, she has been passionate about advocating for the important role recreation and leisure play in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  She is now practicing that passion personally as she spends her time traveling, golfing, and pursuing her other leisure and recreation interests.


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Registration cancellations must be emailed to customerservice@biausa.org. Refund Eligibility: Webinar registration fees are refundable if submitted no later than 24 hours before the scheduled webinar date/start time. Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 24 hours before the scheduled webinar date/start time will not be refunded. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you can request access to the recorded webinar. If we cancel a webinar due to circumstances beyond our control, we will notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be given the opportunity to transfer their registration to another webinar or obtain a full refund.

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