NeuroRestorative, a provider of rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological challenges, has recently opened a community clinic in the former Sensata Technologies building at 234 Northeast Road in Standish.

“We are excited and honored to have such a meaningful, dedicated company join us in the Lakes Region,” said Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce president Edward Powell. “I think they will be a positive influence in the community.”

In 2015, NeuroRestorative built three group homes in Maine including two in Sebago and one in Old Orchard. Combined, they house 35 adults living with brain injuries. The new Standish clinic has just opened to NeuroRestorative’s group-home clients only, but that is expected to change early in 2016.

“Our hope is by February we will be open to serving all individuals that need services for brain injuries, including those recovering from an injury as well as those needing long-term service,” said NeuroRestorative’s state director Lorrie Winslow.

“There really hasn’t been any funding for specialized care specifically for brain injuries in the state of Maine before now,” said Winslow. “Since the passing of a MaineCare amendment in 2014, allowing specific funding for this kind of injury, we have been able to provide much-needed treatment and offer more services to adults with brain injuries. It is a really exciting time for us to be able to offer these types of services to those that need it.”

The clinic will be a community space where individuals will receive services to help them become more independent and involved in the area they reside.

“Our hope is to have not just our clients but all individuals in southern Maine with brain injuries become more independent in their lives, more involved in their communities and happier overall,” Winslow said.

One of the reasons NeuroRestorative chose Standish was the need in the area, as well as the overall feeling of community.

“There are a lot of individuals in the Standish and surrounding areas that have a need for this kind of facility,” said Winslow. “It’s a great area, with a lot of businesses and wonderful opportunities for community togetherness.”

NeuroRestorative’s landlord Walter Butler agreed with Winslow and is happy to have the rehabilitation company as tenants.

“We’re very pleased to welcome NeuroRestorative here,” said Butler. “I think they are a big influence on our building and it’s great to see them right in the front space. Standish has been a great place for us to do business so far, and I think it will be for them as well.”

The clinic offers an educated full-time staff of seven, a full kitchen where clients can cook, an indoor track for exercise, a recreation room for art and music therapy, and a program for learning money management. Winslow is also hoping area businesses will want to partner for volunteer opportunities.

“We would love to give our clients the opportunity to volunteer in the towns they live in,” said Winslow. “We are really excited to help people make positive changes in their lives and within this community.”

A CLOSER LOOK

For more information about NeuroRestorative, contact Lorrie Winslow at [email protected] or call?229-0547.

The entrance to the NueroRestrorative Community Clinic, located at 234 Northeast Road in the former Sensata Technology building. The clinic serves adults in Standish and the surrounding area with brain injuries.Finishing touches are added to the indoor walking track at the new community clinic in Standish. NueroRestrorative, a provider of post-acute rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain and other neurological challenges, opened the space to its clients earlier this month and will open to the public in February.


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