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.
We enjoyed another fun and educational week during our Virtual No Limits sessions. We discussed health and wellness topics including advocating for yourself, maintaining positive mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how to stay safe in the summer heat. We also worked on some in-chair exercise to keep our bodies and minds strong!
During our self advocacy lesson with Rachel, we also got to get a sneak peak at some of the Personal Protective Equipment that will be available for members of No Limits when Day Program reopens on the 20th (that’s what you see in the screenshot above!)
We are excited to announce that No Limits Eastern Shore’s office and Day Program will be reopening on 07/20/20 (by appointment only). Please review our Reopening Guidelines below to learn more about our reopening procedures, including a change to our hours of operation and new safety precautions! These guidelines and the July 2020 Calendar can also be downloaded by clicking here: Reopening Guidelines and Calendar NLES
This week we enjoyed two more great Health and Wellness lessons during Virtual No Limits. Again, our Health and Wellness lessons were provided by Betsy Pinder, in the form of a United Way Exercise/Wellness lesson and No Limits’ Health and Safety Coordinator, Adrian Carpenter. We worked on in-chair exercises, stretched, and discussed ways to keep our bodies and minds healthy!
We also enjoyed seeing pictures and learning about Betsy’s recent trip to Thailand.
Discussions during Virtual No Limits this week also focused on reopening plans for No Limits. Please keep an eye here on our blog and Facebook page early next week for further announcements regarding plans to reopen No Limits.
This week during Virtual No Limits we enjoyed some great educational/informative lessons and worked hard on developing ideas for future content for both the No Limits’ blog and social media pages. In the screen shot below some of us are listening to Rachel’s monthly self advocacy lesson! This month’s advocacy lesson covered ways to advocate for yourself while in a hospital/medical care setting.
While the No Limits Day Program remains closed due to COVID-19, we are excited to announce that we have been able to continue offering day program services via “Virtual No Limits”! Using a web based meeting platform, members of No Limits are able to “come together” to work on various activities and participate in important discussions every week.
This week we enjoyed two Health and Wellness lessons during Virtual No Limits. One was provided by Betsy Pinder, in the form of a United Way Exercise/Wellness lesson and the other was provided by No Limits’ Health and Safety Coordinator, Adrian Carpenter. We stretched and worked on in-chair exercises and we also discussed health and wellness topics related to COVID-19, mental health, and heat safety!
Here are a few screen shots from Virtual No Limits this week:
At No Limits we are proud to provide plants and habitats for our Native Pollinators! Check out this awesome guide provided from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to learn more about how important pollinators are to our environment, as well as how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden! https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pdfs/pollinatorbookletfinalrevweb.pdf
Also, check out some of our Native/Pollinator-friendly plants growing in the No Limits garden! These are just a few of our many flowering plants that continue to flourish in the No Limits dedicated Pollinator Garden.
Eastern Prickly Pear on the verge of flowering!
Native Wineberries “doing their thing”! (We also have blackberries and blueberries planted in our berry patch that are great for pollinators too!)
Our lavender plant is not a native flowering plant species, BUT allowing herbs to flower are a GREAT way to attract pollinators to your garden. (As a plus, lavender smells very good too!)
The memo below describes No Limits Eastern Shore’s current response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. This information is also in a tab our website. We are monitoring the situation carefully and will post any further updates as events progress.