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Portsmouth

JUNE 2019

LIVING

THROUGH THE LENS

with Jerry

Monkman

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COVER PHOTO BY JERRY MONKMAN


COMING SOON!

Dear Residents,

June is your month Portsmouth!

Warm weather is here and tourists are not quite taking

over the city yet! Portsmouth residents truly are some of

the luckiest people in this country.

There are hundreds of restaurants, and plenty of

beaches, parks and outdoor activities. So enjoy...

Please take advantage of our calendar of events and

explore all there is to do!

Let us know if you know of an event coming up…

and please give us advanced notice so we can print it.

Thank you,

~M ark

MARK KASPER

ROB LEVEY

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Resident Spotlight

THROUGH THE LENS

with Jerry

Monkman

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BY ROB LEVEY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

JERRY MONKMAN

AND MICHAEL PENNEY

As a boy in rural Illinois,

nature served as a source of

fun for Jerry Monkman.

“I grew up near 5 thousand

acres of woods, fields, and places to

play outside all the time,” he says. “I just

loved being outside.”

This love of the outdoors eventually

served to inspire his foray into photography,

which is not a hobby, but his

profession since 1993.

“Most of my work is shooting for nonprofits

and magazines and sometimes

tourism,” he says. “I also shoot video and

documentary films, so depending on the

day it could just be me, my camera and

a tripod on a trail looking for the most

beautiful things to photograph.”

He says he sometimes photographs

with a group of people who are hiking,

rock climbing or kayaking. He describes

this sort of work as “outside lifestyle

photography.”

“When film-making, I will have a

crew of three or four of us, usually doing

the same sort of things,” he explains.

“A lot of the time, I don’t know

what I am going to find, so I just

track through the woods until I

find the shot I need.”

“We have people riding bikes, or paddling

boats, and we are filming that

using drones and regular cameras.”

Because he works mostly on conservation

projects, he notes he usually does

not shoot in well-known places.

“I go to many places that people

haven’t photographed before,” Jerry says.

“A lot of the time, I don’t know what I

am going to find, so I just track through

the woods until I find the shot I need.”

He says the challenge, which he loves,

is not working in iconic landscapes while

still looking for something special.

“It takes a lot more problem solving

and that’s what I really love,” he says.

His work, however, necessitates that

he work in the office, too.

“I spend a lot of time on my computer

editing this stuff,” he adds. “I probably

Because he works mostly

on conservation projects, he

notes he usually does not

shoot in well-known places.

spend 75 to 100 days actually out on the

field and the rest of the time working in

the office.”

When not working, Jerry follows the

Patriots and Red Sox.

“The whole family goes to Fenway

Park at least once a year, because it is

just one of those awesome trips to do if

you live around here,” he says. “I love to

just travel with my family and not have

to worry about working.”

As for his neighborhood, Jerry says

he loves the quiet neighborhood in

which he, his wife Marcy and teenage

children, Acadia and Quinn, call home.

“We are surrounded by South

Street, Miller Ave, and Middle

Street,” he says. “What I love

about it is that it is a little removed

from downtown… It is also close

enough to walk down town if you

want, so it is an ideal location.”

His home and that of his wife

for the past 25 years, Jerry says everyone

is nice to them, because to

some extent they have been there

“forever.”

“People are friendly in the

neighborhood, for sure,” he says.

As for what is next for Jerry,

he says he and his family plan to

travel to Europe this summer. He

says their itinerary includes some

hiking in the Alps and a visit to Paris

and Venice.

“That will definitely be one of the

biggest adventures we will do as a

family,” he says. “We haven’t done a

big trip as a family in a few years. We

have hiked in the White Mountains

and done winter ski trips in the Maine

woods, although we haven’t done that

in a couple years.”

He also expressed excitement at

possibly finishing a big photography

project.

“I have been working on a documentary

about the Merrimack River for

more than 2 years and I am really hoping

to finish that,” he says. “My goal is

to complete that. Other than that, I really

love continuing to do conservationoriented

photography. I like how it has

been going the past few years.”

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JUNE 2019

Health

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of the body’s motor, cognitive, and emotional functions

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of all ages – from children to

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Typically, patients experience

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first three sessions, generally

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relaxation, reduced pain and

discomfort and an improved

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and energy.

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April 2019

Condo Sales

Average List Price: $587,188

Average Sale Price: $574,761

Average days on market: 59

April 2019

Single Family Home Sales

Average List Price: $784,015

Average Sale Price: $780,615

Average days on market: 58

On average, single family homes sold for 99.5% of list price in April.

Absorption Rate (# of months it would take to sell the currently listed homes on the market)

Condos: 4.02 months

Single family: 2.1 months

Best Version Media does not guarantee the accuracy of the statistical data on this page. The data does not represent the listings of

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appearing in the magazine is separate from the statistical data provided which is in no way a part of their advertisement.

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How did you get into race walking?

Were you a runner before?

Years ago, I would rise early and

lope a few miles for exercise before the

rest of the family got up, but I never

considered myself a runner. Eventually

arthritis in my back forced me to look

for some other form of exercise. I was

turning 65 and my daughter, Meredith,

challenged me to do the Seacoast Half

Marathon with her. She said I could

walk it so I figured, “No problem.”

She took me to Runners Alley and

the folks there fitted me for walking

sneakers. Next, Meredith suggested I

could use the Seacoast Series as part of

my training for the Half. That seemed

reasonable, so I signed up. Several of

Meredith’s work mates were also doing

the series. All of a sudden, I realized I

did not want to embarrass my daughter

by finishing last in these events. I

looked up “race walking”on You Tube

and tried to copy their examples. After

a couple of the races, I connected with

Jay Diener and a group of race walkers

in the Portsmouth area.

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What is the most challenging part

about race walking?

Race walkers have a real image

problem. If you race walk correctly,

you look rather silly. Maintaining race

walking form is difficult. Your front

heel must hit the road with your knee

straight and toe up. Your foot rolls

forward to your toes and you push off.

This leg then becomes a fulcrum while

your other leg bends at the knee and

swings forward until your heel hits the

pavement. As the foot rotation repeats,

one foot must be on the ground at all

times. In the meantime your posture

remains tall while your arms swing in

rhythm, elbows forcing backward and

thrusting forward.

What distances do you race?

The Seacoast Series event range from

5K to 10K. I usually do six of those

events. I have done the Seacoast Half

Marathon three times.

How many miles do you train each

week?

From December through mid-April,

I put my sneakers away and downhill

ski. I genuinely admire the folks who

hit the road all winter. As soon as

spring temperatures arrive, I put on my

sneakers. I usually go out on the road

2-3 times a week. Additionally, I meet

with the Portsmouth area race walkers.

We meet the first and third Saturdays

at Portsmouth High School and Jay

helps us with technique. It is a fun

group of people. We laugh a lot and

the hour training session flies by.

When I am on my own, I like to go

out on the back roads of West Newbury,

(MA) where I live. It is lightly

populated, beautiful and there is virtually

no traffic. I usually train between

3-6 miles each day I go out. My shuffle

is loaded with songs about walking,

running, shoes, sneakers - you get the

idea - and it is all with a good rhythm. I

listen to tunes and enjoy the open road.

Race walking is a bit more time consuming

than running. For example a

3.1 training walk will take me about 35

minutes. A 6-mile walk will take over

an hour, but it is such great exercise.

BY ROB LEVEY

Do you have a favorite race in the

Seacoast Series? How many races

do you participate in each year on

the Seacoast?

The Seacoast Series is eight races

that take place between May and October.

Each event has something special,

but I think my favorite is the Fox Point

Five Miler. It is held on a Saturday evening

in early September beginning and

ending at the Old Town Hall in Newington.

The course has a little bit of

everything - downhill on a tree-lined

reservation road, a section through the

woods on a bike path, some beautiful

residential neighborhoods and a very

challenging “double decker” hill. The

best part is at the finish. The local PTA

cooks hot dog and hamburgers for all

of us.

“Race walkers

have a real

image problem.

If you race walk

correctly, you

look rather silly.”

What are your goals for race walking

in the future?

Ultimately, I simply want to keep

race walking, because it is such a terrific

total body workout. I turn 70 in

a few weeks, so just moving forward

is a major goal. As long as I continue

with the Seacoast Series, I will try to

be better in each event than the year

before. Last year on the Market Square

Day’s course in downtown Portsmouth,

there was an electric speed sign on

Dennet Street, which obviously was for

cars. At that point on the course, I was

pretty much alone on the road with a

small pack ahead and a pack behind. As

I passed the sign a large “5” miles an

hour appeared. I registered on the sign!

I got a real kick out of that.

I would love to see more people get

interested in race walking.

OVERNIGHT OATS

BY CHELSEA SCOTT

Known for being healthy and filling, oatmeal is an

excellent hot cereal breakfast choice. In the summer

months, I like to switch to overnight oats. Think

oatmeal, only cold! The recipe is super simple,

highly customizable and just the thing for a

warm summer morning.

INGREDIENTS

• ½ cup uncooked old-fashioned oats

• ¼ cup milk (cow, nut, rice—your choice)

• 1 Tbsp honey (local is best)

• ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

(nondairy yogurt works, too)

• 2 Tbsp roasted walnuts

• 2 Tbsp sliced strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine the first four ingredients

in a bowl and stir to combine.

Leave in refrigerator for four

hours or overnight. Before

serving, top with Greek yogurt,

strawberries and walnuts.

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Tips

Thyme to Cook

• The Greek yogurt can be

mixed into the oats with

the milk for a creamier,

thicker texture.

• For a chocolate version,

try adding a tablespoon

of unsweetened cocoa

powder.

• Nut butters are a great

addition, providing extra

flavor and healthy fat.

• Stir in a scoop of your

favorite protein powder

to get you through your

morning workout!

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SUNDAY, JUNE 9

WHAT MOVES YOU 5K

@CORE ORTHOPEDIC, 7 ALUMNI DR., EXETER

The What Moves You 5K is returning to Exeter,

NH on Sunday, June 9th for another day of

celebrating health and fitness! This is a great

course traveling on rural roads through what

was once the Revolutionary War capital of the

United States. Join us for the next to last race in

the popular Will Run for Beer race series at the

after-party at Margarita’s Restaurant!

TIME 9am-12pm

COST $25

www.whatmovesyou5k.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 AND FRIDAY, JUNE14

THE 12TH BEACHES CONFERENCE AT

THE KITTERY COMMUNITY CENTER

@ KITTERY COMMUNITY CENTER,

120 ROGERS RD., KITTERY

The date is set for the 12th Beaches Conference

at the Kittery Community Center! Everyone with

an interest in the region’s beaches is invited to

gather at the biennial Beaches Conference to

review the latest science, policy, and trends on

the shore. For the second conference in a row,

the focus will include New Hampshire as well as

the beaches of Maine. On June 13, field trips will

visit coastal locations where participants can

experience and share project ideas. The conference

will follow on June 14 covering topics such

as marine debris, living shorelines, aquaculture,

gear technology, findings from Maine and New

Hampshire beach monitoring programs, and

resilience mapping and planning.

TIME 8am-5pm

COST $50-65

www.seagrant.umaine.edu/extension/beaches-conference

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

PEE LOCAL: SUSTAINABLE

AGRICULTURE THROUGH

NUTRIENT RECLAMATION

@PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY,

175 PARROTT AVE., PORTSMOUTH

Want to help save the Great Bay with sustainable

wastewater management? Want our farms to

thrive and save money? Want to safely capture

a resource you are wasting? Then come learn

how to Pee Local! Join a movement to capture a

major source of water pollution and use it to improve

soil health and boost crop production. Pee

Local is a NH based urine diversion and nutrient

reclamation program implementing practical and

sustainable wastewater management solutions

to help address the Great Bay’s nutrient issues,

conserve drinking water, and support local

agriculture.

TIME 7pm-8:30pm

COST FREE

www.meetup.com/Seacoast-NH-Permaculture/

events/259933671/

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SUNDAY, JUNE 16

FATHER’S DAY 5K IN DOVER

@MARGARITAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT,

23 MEMBERS WAY, DOVER

A fundraiser for Goodwin Community Health and

Families First, the 10th Annual Father’s Day 5K

will begin at Margaritas in Dover, NH at 9 am.

Join us inside Margaritas after the race for

complimentary fruit and hand-rolled breakfast

burritos. Gift cards will be awarded to the top

overall male and female finishers and the top two

male and female finishers in each age group.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide

innovative, compassionate, integrated health

services and family supports to local residents.

The first 200 registered adults will get a free

race tank.

TIME 9am-11am

COST $5-$25

www.goodwinch.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

CREATIVEMORNINGS PKX

AT THE MUSIC HALL LOFT

@THE MUSIC HALL LOFT,

131 CONGRESS ST., PORTSMOUTH

CreativeMornings Portsmouth is a local chapter

of the global breakfast lecture series for the

creative community founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg

(@swissmiss). We meet once a month on

a Friday morning 8:30 – 10 am. Every meeting

will feature a local speaker on the month’s topic

and is free and open to the public – breakfast

snacks & drinks to be provided.

TIME 8:30am-10:30am

COST FREE

www.themusichall.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

PORTSMOUTH POCKET GARDEN TOUR

@SOUTH CHURCH, 292 STATE ST., PORTSMOUTH

The 30th anniversary Portsmouth Pocket Garden

Tour takes place this year on the evening of June

21 from 5-8 p.m. and on June 22 from 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. Stroll through over a dozen unique gardens

in the charming Christian Shore and Creek

part of the city. The gardens on this year’s tour

were chosen with sustainability in mind, with

flower gardens interspersed with vegetable

plots and herb nooks.

TIME 5pm-8pm

COST $20-$25

www.southchurch-uu.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

SUNSET LIGHTHOUSE

CRUISE IN RYE

@ RYE HARBOR STATE MARINA,

1870 OCEAN BLVD., RYE

Join Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses

for a narrated Sunset Lighthouse Cruise from

Rye Harbor State Marina. The cruise will pass

close to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Whaleback

Lighthouse, and White Island Lighthouse in

the Isles of Shoals. The boat has a galley serving

hot dogs, soft pretzels, candy, chips, soda, water,

wine, and beer. You can bring food on board,

but you cannot bring any alcoholic beverages on

board.

TIME 7pm-9:30pm

COST $30

www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

PORTSMOUTH POCKET GARDEN TOUR

@SOUTH CHURCH, 292 STATE ST., PORTSMOUTH

The 30th anniversary Portsmouth Pocket Garden

Tour takes place this year on the evening of June

21 from 5-8 p.m. and on June 22 from 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. Stroll through over a dozen unique gardens

in the charming Christian Shore and Creek

part of the city. The gardens on this year’s tour

were chosen with sustainability in mind, with

flower gardens interspersed with vegetable

plots and herb nooks.

TIME 5pm-8pm

COST $20-$25

www.southchurch-uu.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

SWAG ON SWASEY FLEA MARKET

@SWASEY PARKWAY, WATER ST., EXETER

Join more than 20 vendors on beautiful Swasey

Parkway in Exeter for this monthly market.

Antiques, collectibles, vintage, repurposed,

salvaged and much more. Free on-street and

off-street parking and no admission make this an

even sweeter deal. The market is convenient to

Route 101.

TIME 8am-2pm

COST FREE

www.swagonswasey.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

PORTSMOUTH PRIDE 2019

@PORTSMOUTH DOWNTOWN,

14 MARKET SQUARE, PORTSMOUTH

The PRIDE Marketplace returns and will feature

booths from local non-profit organizations

and family-friendly vendors. We will also have

several local restaurants serving up some of the

best casual eats on the Seacoast. Other events

take place throughout the day.

TIME 12pm-11pm

COST FREE

www.seacoastoutright.org/portsmouth-pride-2019-nh

June 2019

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

SUNSET LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE IN RYE

@ RYE HARBOR STATE MARINA,

1870 OCEAN BLVD., RYE

Join Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses

for a narrated Sunset Lighthouse Cruise from

Rye Harbor State Marina. The cruise will pass

close to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Whaleback

Lighthouse, and White Island Lighthouse in

the Isles of Shoals. The boat has a galley serving

hot dogs, soft pretzels, candy, chips, soda, water,

wine, and beer. You can bring food on board,

but you cannot bring any alcoholic beverages

on board.

TIME 7pm-9:30pm

COST $30

www.portsmouthharborlighthouse.org/events/sunsetlighthouse-cruise/

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

RECYCLED RIVER REGATTA IN DOVER

@CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 6 WASH-

INGTON ST., DOVER

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

challenges kids and grown-ups of all ages to

compete in the first Recycled River Regatta!

Build a boat that cannot only float, but drop 20-

feet into the Cochecho River. Follow our project

guidelines, which can be found online, and build

a boat at home, or join us at the museum during

our Boat Building Days: Monday, April 22 (free

with museum admission; June 24-27 (free with

museum admission); and a morning boat-making

workshop at the NH Maker & Food Fest on

Saturday, June 29th (same day as Regatta, and

only for Fest ticket holders). Tickets to the NH

Maker & Food Fest are not required to participate

in this event. Boats will be judged and awards

will be given. Groups are welcome to participate!

The boats will be launched by museum staff off

of Washington Street Bridge, while you watch

from lower Henry Law Park. Check out the

guidelines online at www.childrens-museum.org.

TIME 12pm-2pm

COST $0-$10

www.childrens-museum.org/things-to-do/events/

recycled-river-regatta

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29

CHAD EAST-WEST NH HIGH SCHOOL

ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME

@UNH WILDCAT STADIUM, 155 MAIN ST., DURHAM

New Hampshire’s top football players meet

up for one final game to raise money for the

families and services at the Children’s Hospital

at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The 2019 CHaD East-

West NH High School All-Star Football Game,

powered by Bedford and Nashua Ambulatory

Surgical Centers, is Saturday, June 29. Kick-off

is 6 p.m. under the lights at Wildcat Stadium,

home of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.

The family-friendly event pits seniors from

high schools across the state in an East vs. West

battle while also teaching them about community

service, philanthropy, and humility.

TIME 6pm-8:30pm

COST $10-$50

www.chadallstarfootball.org

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APRIL 2019 11


Arts In Reach Presents

2019 TABLESCAPES

Non Profit Spotlight

Arts In Reach (AIR) and Ethan Allen Furniture

recently announced their partnership for the return

of TABLESCAPES 2019, a community favorite

that will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 5pm to 7pm.

Taking place at the furniture showroom, proceeds from the

free event will benefit AIR, a Portsmouth-based nonprofit

that empowers teenage girls through inclusive, creative

community.

At the event, Mary-Jo Monusky, AIR Executive Director,

says area designers, artists, and florists showcase their talents

by creating stunning and imaginative tabletops with themes

of their choice.

“This popular event gives the public an opportunity to see

innovative table settings and to learn about AIR,” she says.

Noting All of AIR art programs are provided at no cost

to families, Monusky says the fundraiser helps pay for staff,

artists, supplies, facilities and transportation. AIR programs

take place after school and during school vacations.

“AIR cultivates teenage girls’ creativity and self-confidence

as well as critical life, work, and leadership skills,” she adds.

AIR programs are offered to girls ages 13–20.

For Ethan Allen Design Center Manager Karen Atkins,

the chance to work with AIR is unique and exciting.

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“When our visual display

expert, Michael Englehardt,

told me about his involvement

in previous years’ AIR TA-

BLESCAPES, I immediately

thought that the Ethan Allen

showroom would make a great venue,” she says.

Atkins says her excitement at the prospect of working

together also excited Monusky.

“We’re looking forward to this amazing event that

supports a worthwhile cause,” adds Atkins

New Hampshire Home will again serve as Media Sponsor

with Editor Andi Axman returning as judge.

“TABLESCAPES is a really fun event,” says Axman.

“I love seeing all the unique ways to set a table, which can

make any occasion special. The designers are so talented

and so generous to share all their great ideas.”

Cyndy Dumont, one of the designers who will participate

in TABLESCAPES, says it is a pleasure to support Arts

In Reach.

“My table, ‘Let’s Shell-ebrate!,’ represents our beautiful

Seacoast and the work I do as a justice of the peace

with brides throughout the season,” she says.

To learn more about the event, or AIR, visit artsinreach.org .

KREMPELS CENTER

RECEIVES NH

CENTER FOR

NONPROFITS

IMPACT AWARD

BY BECKY KATES

Recently, Portsmouth-based

nonprofit Krempels Center

received a NH Center for

Nonprofits Impact Award for “its

innovative and collaborative approach to

addressing the complex needs of brain

injury survivors in New Hampshire.”

Expressing gratitude at the recognition,

Lisa Couture, Executive Director

of Krempels Center, whose mission

is dedicated to improving the lives of

people living with acquired brain injury,

says many are surprised at their work’s

scope.

really get what they are going through,”

she says. “They can rebuild skills here

and get the support they need.”

Brain injury, she says, does not wait

for a person to be ready.

“It does not care about age, ethnicity,

gender, race, religion, sexual orientation,

or socio-economic status,” she says. “It

can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any

time.”

“In a country with more than 5.3 million

Americans who are currently living

with brain injury-related disabilities at

a cost exceeding $76 billion each year,

comprehensive community care is imperative,”

she says. “While stories about

sports concussions and combat traumatic

brain injuries have grown public awareness,

what hasn’t changed over the years

is the need for Krempels Center.”

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“Experiencing an acquired brain

injury means that someone’s life was

on a trajectory free of disability,” she

says. “That trajectory come to a sudden

halt due to a car accident or fall, stroke

or brain tumor, or a lack of oxygen to

the brain from drug overdose or heart

attack. Careers suddenly end, families

struggle financially, and many loved

ones and friends retract or disappear,

unsure of how to relate to this very

changed person.”

She says many of these changes are invisible

and difficult to understand, which

leads to isolation and despair.

“Krempels Center is a place for brain

injury survivors to be with others who

“Krempels Center is a place for brain

injury survivors to be with others who

really get what they are going through,”

she says. “They can rebuild skills here

and get the support they need.”

As for its beginnings, Krempels

Center was founded in 2000 by David

Krempels, who Couture says recognized

he and his peers living with brain injury

needed “more than a monthly support

group” as they navigated their new life.

Early on, Krempels Center partnered

with UNH, creating a learning lab for

allied health and social service interns,

which in turn allowed it to offer a widerange

of groups for participants. With a

strong supervision curriculum in place

for the students, Couture says this ongoing

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According to research, someone in

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seconds.

“At its heart, Krempels Center is

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Couture. “Brain injury survivors are

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to let their shoulders down, be who they

are right now, and develop new plans

and goals for their future. Feeling you

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something all human beings

yearn for.”

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