Brain Injury Information, Support Group and Training, April 10th, 2018

Where: Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 
                  1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm       

Free of Charge


TOPIC OF DISCUSSION:   The Effects of Boredom on the Brain

Ever heard of “Being bored to death?” 

There just might be some truth to it as described in this very interesting and revealing film, BOREDOM.

 Directed by Albert Nereberg, the film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress.  It also can be very harmful.  Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or stuck in a large building with a non-challenging job.

The film humorously addresses if we are actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media; or does the media save us from this state of lethargy and disinterest?  The film explores how boredom actually produces stress and reveals that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate to a detrimental level.

Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education nationwide and how it can even play a large part in addiction and more obviously, risk-taking.   In this entertaining romp, director Albert Nereberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals an American culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it.   Thankfully before the film ends; the audience will learn a simple yet effective techniques to eliminate boredom.   The participants will learn how to make minor changes in their daily routine, which will improve their performance and quality of life.

If you have any questions or comments please forward to Chip Howe

Ph: 512.443.5777

Light refreshments will be served.   

* All training sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (same time and location), sessions are free of charge, open to the general public and no reservation is needed.















Brain Injury Information, Support & Training:  February 13th

Brain Injury Information, Support & Training: February 13th

Mark Your Calendar

Family Support Group and Training

Date ~ February 13, 2018                            
Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704

Guest Speaker:  Cavin Balaster

Topic of Discussion: How to Feed a Brain

In 2011 Cavin Balaster sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, and did not walk, talk or eat for months while in the Hospital. After about a year he learned some of the nutritional tools that helped him regain some clarity, and he began intensely studying why nutrition made such a difference.

Survivors, family members, friends and professionals will learn about specific brain supporting nutrients, how these nutrients affect us and what we can eat to support our brain function.

Light Refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or comments please forward to Chip Howe
Ph: 512.443.5777

* All training sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (same time and location), sessions are free of charge, open to the general public and no reservation is needed.

Let’s Amplify the Mary Lee Foundation 2018: March 1st, 6p.m. thru March 2nd, 6p.m.

Let’s Amplify the Mary Lee Foundation 2018: March 1st, 6p.m. thru March 2nd, 6p.m.


Amplify Austin 2018 Kicks off Today! 

Visit Mary Lee Foundation’s AmplifyATX  today Donate thru  6 p.m. March 2nd

Amplify Austin presented by I Live Here I Give Here is a 24-hour, online giving event whose goal is to inspire Central Texans to come together to support the work of local non-profits.

How It Works:

 1.Beginning March 1st at 6pm through March 2nd 6pm, you have 24 hours to give where you live during Amplify Austin.  You can also choose to schedule your giving in advance.
2.Visit Mary Lee Foundation’s Amplify Austin page give during the 24-hour period or schedule a donation ahead of time, even RIGHT NOW!
3.You can give any amount within your means as long as you meet the minimum gift amount of $25.
4.You do not need to create a user account to make a one-time donation during the 24-hour period on Amplify Austin.  However, creating an account allows you to set up recurring donations or run a fundraising campaign.
5.You can cover credit card fees when you donate, plus you will receive an immediate confirmation email thanking you for your donation with your tax receipt attached.
6.Mary Lee Foundation will receive all donated funds during April which means we can put them to use serving the needs of the special population we work with on a daily basis.


Why Donate During Amplify Austin?

By giving to us during Amply Austin’s 24-hour period on our page your donations are amplified through the incentive pool provided by sponsors and the cash prizes awarded to participating non-profits.

Other Ways To Help:

Share information about the Mary Lee Foundation’s participation in Amplify Austin with friends, family, and anyone you think might be interested in supporting our mission.  You can also help by becoming an individual fundraiser for the Mary Lee Foundation during Amplify Austin. To learn how, contact Shawna Castellano for more information.

Thank you for supporting our mission! 

Mary Lee Foundation 1339 Lamar Square Drive, Austin, TX 78704



MLK Day of Service: Volunteers Spruce Up Mary Lee Foundation’s Southpointe

A big “Thank You” to the more than 90 volunteers who turned out for the 2018 Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Mary Lee Foundation’s Southpointe program, which offers every level of care for adults with intellectual disabilities. The volunteers worked to spruce up the grounds, painting, raking leaves and tending to the gardens, also making improvements to the inside of the common areas, assembling furniture, deep cleaning the kitchens and re-organizing the food pantries.

In addition to the improvements made to Southpointe on the square, volunteers traveled to five group homes in Austin managed by the Southpointe program and MLF.


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