Upcoming Events:

Christmas Caroling at Merrill Gardens


Come Christmas Caroling with Plus One Foundation THIS SUNDAY (12/16) at Merrill Gardens in the University District. We will be caroling starting at 5:30pm. Music has so many benefits for people and we want to spread some holiday cheer to seniors as they enjoy their dinner! We are still in need of some fabulous volunteers, so if you are interested please email rmills98@uw.edu

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80's Bingo Event

We are very excited to announce that January 25th at Ballard Elks Lodge we will be hosting an 80's Bingo event! Join us for an evening of food, drinks, games, and prizes. Tickets are $75 each. RSVP and buy tickets through this link: https://conta.cc/2CNZ2Uo

Right now, we are still looking for prize donations and for more volunteers to help make this event as amazing as possible. Volunteers will help out with preparing for and setting up the event. Any help is very much appreciated to make this event the best it can be!

If you would like to donate a prize for this event, please fill out the form here.

If you would like to sign up to help volunteer for this event, please fill out the form here.

Stay up-to-date on information about event details, prizes, etc. through our Facebook event page. We hope to see you there!

 
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Free Gyrokinesis Movement Class

The Plus One Foundation will be sponsoring a free Gyrokinesis movement class at Seattle Changing Room with instructor Jamien Cvjetnicanin. The class will be geared towards people with mild-moderate symptoms from neurological disorders, such as MS and traumatic brain injuries. People with more severe symptoms are welcome to attend with a caregiver. No prior experience is necessary, and most of the movements are seated. The classes are entirely free and open to anyone in the Seattle area with neurological injuries or disorders, as well as their family and caretakers. Please note that while the studio is wheelchair accessible, the bathroom facility is not large enough for a wheelchair. Parking is plentiful and free.

Below are some websites for further information

The technique: www.Gyrotonic.com
The instructor: www.JamienRose.com
The Studio: www.SeattleChangingRoom.com

 
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Our Mission at Plus One: 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), neurological disorders, ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury to Multiple Sclerosis, affect up to one billion people worldwide. They affect people in all countries, irrespective of age, sex, education or income. More than 500 different conditions are considered neurological disorders. We have a lot of work to do.

The Plus One Foundation assists children and adults with a neurological injury, disorder, or disease to achieve goals, expand opportunities and ‘feed the soul’ through activities that offer education, rehabilitation and training.

We fund classes, workshops and life experiences that are proven to assist individuals on their path of rehabilitation and recovery, but are rarely covered by insurance, such as; art and music therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, integrated movement therapy, martial arts, meditation, yoga, and aquatic therapies.

 

Check out our incredible video highlighting Plus One and our wonderful clients! 

 

Plus One provides grants to children and adults with neurological diseases and disorders.

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Usually this means individuals, but sometimes our grants can help whole families. Summer's a time when kids are out of school and at home with their family, and we wanted to highlight a family that you've helped with your donations.

Cara and Matt both are parents to three young children. They also live with MS. We were able to provide a grant to get Cara and Matt a membership to the YMCA. With this membership, not only can Cara and Matt focus on their own health and wellness, they can also set a great example for their children.

Please consider making a donation today so we can help more individuals and families like Cara and Matt.


   Since our start in April, 2011 you have helped Plus One Foundation provide grants for:

 

More than 540 months of access to aquatic therapy

Over 180 therapeutic horseback riding lessons

More than 100 months of yoga/pilates therapy

Over 130 art therapy classes

36 martial arts classes

Free workshops - Art, MELT Method, Pilates, & Zumba 

 
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Ava Spier

Ava is nine years old and has both vision and hearing loss. This has lead to motor, speech, and cognitive delays. However, with your help, Plus One Foundation has been able to provide Ava with a grant to participate in hippotherapy - therapeutic horseback riding. This is an activity that builds new neural pathways and is also something that Ava really enjoys! Ava gets to spend a couple hours a week working on skills that will help her make friends and perform everyday activities, all while spending time with horses - one of her favorite animals!

Thank you for your support. It helps us help people like Ava every day.
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