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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It’s time to decorate for Christmas.  Boo yah!

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The magic of Christmas…Samantha is now a snowflake!  (Having some fun while decorating.)

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Steve supervising Brandon and Emma decorating one of the No Limits “mini trees”.

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David and Steve helping to put the finishing on the Christmas tree!

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It’s beginnin’ to look a lot like Christmas!

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Jason and Corina worked hard to decorate the mini wire tree.  (Thinking of our friend Amy with this shot, she loved to decorate the wire tree)

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Our annual service of ringing bells for the Salvation Army has begun.  Great work Samantha, Steve, C L, Melissa, and our new friend, Lamar!

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Emma joined Melissa to ring the bells this week too!

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Thank you SO MUCH to the Onancock Chapter of Dining for Women.  This wonderful organization recently awarded No Limits with a cash donation that will be used for holiday gifts for survivors of brain injury and others in need throughout our community.

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Enjoying some music and playing a game of “hot potato” while we wait for the buses.  Everyone had a great time!

Friday Blogging

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Creating celebratory cards!  Here at No Limits we still hand make cards.  Birthday cards, thank you cards, congratulations cards, holiday cards, etc.  We think it’s a meaningful way of sending out cards!

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Getting ready for Melissa’s birthday baking bash!

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Happy birthday Melissa, and many, many more!!!

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Our board member Laurice donated two beautiful ferns to No Limits and they needed a haircut.  In this picture Brandon is trying to figure out where to start cutting fern #1.

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Brandon called in for assistance on the hair cut from David.  We all think that these 2 pictures both show Brandon and David focusing very hard on how to be the best fern barbers there are!

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Fern #1 done (on the right) now on to haircut for fern #2!

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Brandon helping Maryann set up for the annual No Limits Thanksgiving Meal!

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Two of our favorite chefs, Maryann and David, preparing our Thanksgiving lunch!

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Our delicious feast!  We are so thankful each and every day for our family of friends here at No Limits.  As our dear friend Elton Trower used to say, “Don’t eat too much, bring all the food to me!”

Friday Blogging

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C L brought in a very cool coin counter for us to use with the No Limits Activity Fund – thanks C L!

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Strengthening our senses on a rainy Friday with the Scent Game!

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We had a great morning here at No Limits!  Smiles and high fives all around!  Steve says that “Jason is wearing his best good morning smile!”

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Two friends havin’ a good time working on their skills.

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David is happily and patiently waiting for his turn.  What’s so funny David?!  We see that smile!  Steve says he liked his coffee so much he’s saluting it!  LOL!

Friday Blogging

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Kyle the Farmener (farmer/gardener) tilling the pollinator garden so that we can’t plant tulips donated by Rachel!

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Brandon and Maryann took a Halloween pumpkin that had started to rot and spread the seeds in the yard.  We are hopeful it will produce volunteer pumpkins for next fall!

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Make new friends but keep the old – one is silver and the other gold!  We love this picture of long time member Randolph having a great time with our newest member Melissa.  Cornhole on friends!

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Let’s all give Brandon a pat on the back for leading cognitive activities for the whole group two weeks in a row.  You’re really becoming an expert leader Brandon!

Friday Blogging

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Steve says “Two brains are better than one!”  We found a brain shaped mushroom in the chicken yard and put it next to our model brain for a picture.

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Double trouble!  Jason and C L wore the same outfit on Halloween.  Lookin’ good!

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Our young swiss chard crop is doing well.  We can’t wait to eat it!

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Our prospering native passionflower is absolutely flourishing.

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Corina says “Trick or treat!  My little one has green feet!”  Thanks for bringing the cutest pumpkin in town by to visit us Corina.

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Board Chair, Liz Walters, (also Jason’s awesome mom!) and Matt posing for a classic Halloween shot.  Jason has an inside joke to share with his mom, he says “It’s a witch with a bad foot!”  Haha!

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Melissa joined the No Limits Health & Safety Team this week and helped to replace air filters.  Go Melissa, go!

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Melissa and Emma were both cats for Halloween.  Meow!

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Brandon helped to lead a trivia lesson in order to work on our cognition.  Can you name 20 different dog breeds in a row?  We did it as a team, but it was still hard work to get them all.

Friday Blogging

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Our rock project is coming along nicely.  David, Brandon, Maryann, and Zel, y’all rock for helping to polish and clean those rocks!

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Brightening up a rainy and cold day with some color.  We made window clings to decorate our homes with and to give to our families as gifts!

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Coffee break at No Limits!  Matt and Zel look like they are having a great morning.

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A group shot of the “4 musketeers” after working on some gross motor skills.  Nice shot!

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Treasurer Matt and his dedicated assistant Dr. Zel are counting up money earned from the No Limits Cafe over the past week.  Count on y’all!

Friday Blogging

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Washing off our new batch of polished rocks.  They have 3 weeks to go!  We love our new, quiet rock tumbler, it works really well!

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The Rock Kings of No Limits preparing our rocks for their 2nd week of polishing.  Great work!

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After polishing rocks we work on hand making monkey treats for the monkeys at American Primate Haven in Onancock!

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Having fun and working on gross motor skills with our newest gross motor game – a tic-tac-toe toss.  Play on Brandon, play on!

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A few of us working on in-chair exercise to begin our Friday morning.  The video is fast-paced and a bit hard to keep up with but we enjoy it anyway!

Our Shockley Farms and Downtown Cape Charles Trip!

This week we took a nostalgic trip to Shockley Farms in Cape Charles, Virginia to pick out pumpkins and enjoy a hay ride.  Many of us hadn’t done this since we were very young.  Thank you to Shockley Farms for going out of their way to make the day extra special for No Limits, we greatly appreciate it!  After visiting the farm we had a picnic in downtown Cape Charles near the water.  It was a very nice trip!

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Saturday Blogging

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Chicken dancing and reviewing current events.  A classic Friday morning at No Limits!

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Brandon watering the fall crops.  We can’t wait to eat them!

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Zel and Brandon giving the No Limits Hens a morning snack!

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Getting the new rock tumbler rockin’ and rollin’!  We are having a great time learning about polishing rocks!

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Spreading the volunteer offspring of our spring lettuce crop that we let go to seed.  Thanks to our board member Laurice Hohlt for donating the original lettuce plants!