About nolimitseasternshore

No Limits Eastern Shore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of survivors of brain injury on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia. In September 2012 we were awarded a contract by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to operate the No Limits day program in Onancock, VA.

Friday Blogging

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Brandon and David having a good time working on making festive night lights.  Thank you to No Limits Board Member, Laurice Hohlt, for providing us with materials to make these useful decorations!

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Amy’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.

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A few of our finished products.  These would also make cool Christmas gifts!

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We were inspired with the holiday night lights craft and we decided to hand make holiday pillows to gift to our friends living in local nursing homes.

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Here’s David hard at work making a pillow.

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Making presents just like Santa’s elves!

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Amy helping Maryann out with sewing.  Way to go!

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Amy with the pretty pillow she made.  We hope our friends enjoy their gifts!

Helping out the DRPT!

This week No Limits assisted Mia Candy, a Senior Planner with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in developing the Virginia Coordinated Human Services Mobility Plan 2018 Update (CHSM Plan).  This plan sets the direction for the state to improve transportation options for vulnerable populations including people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and low income groups.

Thank you for coming Mia!  It was nice to meet you and we are proud to have assisted with this inclusive plan!  We’re also thrilled to have helped to give the Eastern Shore a voice in the plan update.  Mia also visited with the great folks at Star Transit and even rode a bus or two during her visit.

To learn more information about the CHSM Plan, or the Virginia Department of Rail and Transportation, please visit the DRPT website at http://www.drpt.virginia.gov/ or contact chsm@citiesthatwork.com directly.

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Friday Blogging

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Emma and Brandon protecting the palm tree for winter.

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We always enjoy self advocacy lessons with Rachel!

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We had a great time this week decorating for the holidays.  Doesn’t CL make a great Santa?!

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Nice job decorating David and Amy.

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CL makes a good Santa AND a good Grinch!  Haha!

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Jason’s all smiles for Christmas time!

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David and Sheri made sure everyone’s stocking was hung up.

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Maryann and Amy are happy to see how nice all of the decorations look!

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Kyle, CL, and Zel getting ready to head out for our first Salvation Army bell ringing shift for the year.  It was a really cold day.  Thanks for toughing it out guys!

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Time to ring the bells.  Great job again for volunteering guys.

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  Zel says, “It might have been cold, but we still had a good time!”  Nice false teeth and reindeer ears CL and Kyle.  No wonder Zel has such a big smile!

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Our great friend, a long time volunteer of No Limits, and the first ever recipient of the Kate Award, Iesha, came by and brought her son for all of us to meet.  He is so cute!

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It was such a nice surprise to meet your little man Iesha.  We can’t believe how big he’s getting!

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Amy was so happy to see Iesha she didn’t want her to leave.

Celebrating Our Virginia Master Naturalists!

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Brandon (and NLES Case Coordinator Kyle Fulk) recently completed the basic training class to become members of the Eastern Shore Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists!

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We had a big party to celebrate! Here is Brandon with his family, the Stetars.

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Claudia Underwood from the Master Gardeners brought this beautiful passion flower for Brandon – an Eastern Shore Native!

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Sherry, Adrian and Maryann helping out.

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The Stetars and NLES Board Member TJ Johnson.

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Betsy Pinder joined us after the United Way Exercise Group.

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Megan Rose Jensen, Kyle Fulk, Brandon Cook, Peg Volk, and Barbara O’Hare from the Eastern Shore Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists!!

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Tanisha Ames/CSB and Nikcole Sales/Jewish Family Service

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Amy, looking great in purple!

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Jason, with a great smile!

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Party guests

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Zel, Adrian & Maryann

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C L and Sherry

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A gift for Brandon from his friends at MyVoiceMyChoice

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Enjoying lunch!

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NLES Board Members Laurice Hohlt and TJ Johnson

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The room

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Brandon with Joyce

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Sade!

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Party Scene

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Kyle and Mr. Stetar

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The Room

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Brandon with a gift from Laurice

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We are so proud of Brandon & Kyle!!

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Brandon with his parents

Thanksgiving Week Blog 2018

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Getting dog and cat treats ready to be delivered to the local Animal Control Facility and the SPCA. We hope the dogs and cats enjoy their Thanksgiving treat!

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Brandon helping to organize the indoor garden before the long holiday weekend.

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Finishing tidying the garden by sweeping up!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us here at No Limits Eastern Shore!  As a reminder, No Limits will be closed through the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen Monday, November, 26 under normal hours of operation.

Richard “Ricky” Tyndall

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our long-time friend and member of No Limits, Ricky Tyndall.  Ricky was a wonderful and kind man.  We will miss him so very much and may he rest in peace.  According to Ricky’s obituary found in the Eastern Shore Post, memorial donations may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421 and any memory tributes may be shared with the family at http://www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.

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Ricky with Jackie at the old No Limits building in Onancock.

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Ricky and friends on an outing to pick blueberries with No Limits.

Congratulations CL!

Check out this awesome newsletter article on CL’s achievements with the No Limits Hot Dog Cart!  This article was produced by the Eastern Shore Center For Independent Living for a newsletter distributed at their 2nd Annual Disability Awareness Showcase & Fun Day!  Thank you to the Center for Independent Living for recognizing CL and for hosting this wonderful community event!

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