Brain Injury Information, Support Group and Training, October 9th

Supportive Housing for Seniors

Supportive Housing for Seniors

Mary Lee Foundation’s Flagship is a 22 unit building located at 1312 Lamar Square Drive.  It was built in 1972 and renovated with accessibility and ADA upgrades in 2006.  The renovation was a $1.3 million dollar project funded under the HUD Section 202 program for...

Abby’s Story

Abby’s Story

Wayne and Susan Johnson lived most of their married life in Harligen, Texas.  Wayne grew up in South Texas and Susan was an “Army Brat” and lived all over the place – Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc. even Germany. They have three girls, Emily who is 38 and lives...

Tiffany’s Story

Tiffany’s Story

Tiffany grew up the middle child with three brothers in a small town in Illinois.  Her father served 30 years in the Air Force.  In 1987, she set out on her own path and joined the Army.  For 18 years she served our country proud, even volunteering for Operation...

Brain Injury Information, Support Group and Training, August 14th

Information Regarding Health Care Services in Austin

Date ~  August 14, 2018                     Tuesday Evening

Time ~ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm                 Free of charge

 Program Topic:  Accessing Community Resources

 The Austin Resource Center for Independent Living (ARCIL) will provide an overview of a wealth of services they provide.  Information provided will include how and where to access affordable housing, how to secure financial assistance, accessing affordable care insurance, and a variety of other program and services all pertinent to those in attendance.  In addition, Sam Joynt will provide participants information on how to secure affordable health care including hearing aids and an affordable dental plan.

 Guest Speakers:

John Meinkowsky ~ Policy Advocate for ARCIL

John Meinkowsky has earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Texas, and has worked with ARCIL, Inc. of Austin since 1991. ARCIL provides independent living services to persons with disabilities, their families and communities throughout Travis County and surrounding counties.  John provides testimony on public policy issues; promotes and markets ADA technical assistance services; provides disability awareness training, develops educational materials; conducts independent living skills classes and provides individual advocacy to consumers.

Sam Joynt – Independent Insurance Broker

 Sam Joynt helps individuals access the most affordable Medicaid and Medicare health care plan that best meets their specific needs.  His services are personalized and he does house calls upon request.

RSVP is not needed.  Light refreshments served. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Moderator, Chip Howe at (512) 443-5777

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

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

Where: Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 
                1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm       
  
Free of Charge
Screening of the film “Smarter Brains”

In follow up to Dr. Michael Merzenich’s film series, his next presentation SMARTER BRAINS reveals how a person can improve their physical and mental health regardless of their age or current limitations.  Following years of research, scientists have recently discovered an amazingly easy and effective strategy that helps prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease regardless of one’s pre-determining factors.  Simply stated, this movie is appropriately titled SMARTER BRAINS as it provides insightful techniques that can easily be implemented that will result in a SMARTER BRAIN.  Come join us as we discover the tools that will lead to a more productive and healthier life.

 

 

Dr. Merzenich

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Dr. Merzenich is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. As co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science, Michael Merzenich heads the company’s science team.  In 2016, Dr. Merzenich was awarded one of the world’s top neuroscience prizes, the Kavli Prize, for his achievements in the field of brain plasticity.  His work has revolutionized the way we view the brain’s function.

He is the scientific consultant and provided the brain assessments and brain training exercises for the Discovery Channel.  His work has also been featured on four PBS specials.  Dr. Merzenich earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Portland and his PhD at Johns Hopkins University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison before becoming a professor at the University of California in San Francisco.

RSVP is not needed.  Light refreshments served. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Moderator, Chip Howe at (512) 443-5777.

Brain Injury Information, Support Group and Training, June 12th, 2018

Brain Injury Information, Support Group and Training, June 12th, 2018

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Where: Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 
                  1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm       
  
Free of Charge

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION:  How to improve brain function regardless of one’s age or current condition 

Screening of the film “Brain Secrets”

 Dr. Merzenich is the brain behind BrainHQ and the author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. For nearly five decades, he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. 

Dr. Merzenich’s film “BRAIN SECRETS” presents an accumulated research effort by himself and others, which clearly defines how to improve brain functioning regardless of one’s age or current condition.   During the one hour movie, he presents seven key principles that will lead to improved brain functioning resulting in a better quality of life and increased longevity.   His research has proven that each of us has the power to change our brain, which will lead to improved health and happiness.  

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

E-mail: chiphowe@maryleefoundation.org
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.

 

 

The Remodel of the Mary Lee Foundation Food Pantry is Complete!

The Remodel of the Mary Lee Foundation Food Pantry is Complete!

Residents and staff are celebrating the grand re-opening of the MLF Food Pantry. Many volunteer hours and donated building materials went in to this complete remodel of the pantry, including new metal shelves, fresh paint, a brand new floor, and LED lighting.

Check out the before and after photos below

                                              

          Before

              Before

Each month, hundreds of low-income people cannot afford well-balanced meals for themselves and their families.  More people face this experience each year.  As the cost of living increases and government safety net programs weaken, the demand for emergency food continues to climb. 

 

                                 After

                   

 The Mary Lee Food Pantry, operating weekly, since 2002 helps to close the food gap for many of our residents, by providing staples, healthy fresh and frozen foods, as well as necessary household items, like dish soap and laundry detergent.

 

 

 

  After

 

Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers and staff  who made this remodel happen!

After

 The Mary Lee Foundation Food Pantry is made possible by your charitable donations. Click the link below to donate through PayPal:

 

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Or mail your donation to:

Mary Lee Foundation
Post Office Box 3174
Austin, Texas 78764