Jimmy Simpson Foundation Introducing New Activities to Better Serve Adults with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Newly appointed Program Administrator Becky Plemmons, RN, has introduced Safehaven residents to activities such as fishing excursions, water balloons, and other activities designed to stimulate the brain and help them grow.

ROCK SPRING, Ga. (October 4, 2021) – The Jimmy Simpson Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care to the traumatic brain injury community, has introduced a slew of new activities to serve adults who are navigating life with a traumatic brain injury.

Since her appointment as Program Administrator in July, Becky Plemmons, RN, has used her years of experience in the medical field to incorporate new activities that provide residents of the foundation’s Safehaven facility with opportunities to learn additional skills that stimulate their brains and help them grow. 

“Becky has brought new ideas to the table already and has added activities that the residents of Safehaven have never had the opportunity of doing before. She’s introduced our residents to cooking activities, for example, where they practice putting kabobs on skewers for grilling out, making pizza, and even cooking fajitas and quesadillas. Activities like these allow our residents to grow and learn skills that challenge them, so we are thrilled about this opportunity to stimulate their growth,” said Jessica Malone, COO of the Jimmy Simpson Foundation, which oversees Safehaven.

Safehaven devotes 30 hours each week to provide residents with fun and educational activities that benefit them socially and help build their independence. 

“We believe that everyone has the right to a high quality of life, regardless of their mental or physical capabilities. Becky, along with our Safehaven clinical team, is adapting activities for our residents’ personalities and needs, and she has truly taken our mission to heart. Our residents have had the opportunity to go on fishing excursions, and several weeks ago, they celebrated National Water Balloon Day by pelting our staff with water balloons. They are having a blast, and it warms my heart to see the smiles on their faces,” said Malone.

The Jimmy Simpson Foundation is working to raise funds through its capital campaign, Foundations for the Future, to expand Safehaven to 31,000 square feet to provide additional individuals with these activities and the care they need.

To donate and learn more about the services offered by the Jimmy Simpson Foundation, visit https://safehavenjsf.org/2021-shooting-clays-tournament-registration/

About the Jimmy Simpson Foundation

The Jimmy Simpson Foundation is dedicated to providing the best quality care for the brain injury community. It was founded as a 501c3 organization by Carol Simpson after her husband, Jimmy, suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result of a fall out of a hospital bed after surgery. While searching for long-term placement for Jimmy, it was difficult to find an environment that fostered individuality as well as provided a safe home environment. As with many non-profit organizations, the family saw a need within the brain injury community and stepped up to meet that need. More information is available at https://www.safehavenjsf.org or by calling (706) 438-8662.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Jimmy Simpson Foundation is now offering new activities to better serve its Safehaven residents.

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About Jimmy Simpson Foundation - Rock Spring, GA

The Jimmy Simpson Foundation is dedicated to providing the best quality care for the brain injury community. It was founded as a 501c3 organization by Carol Simpson after her husband, Jimmy, suffered an anoxic brain injury as a result from a fall out of a hospital bed after surgery. While searching for long term placement for Jimmy, it was difficult to find an environment that fostered individuality as well as provided a safe home environment. As with many non-profit organizations, the family saw a need within the brain injury community and stepped up to meet that need.

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