Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center Breaks Ground Today, Carper will be on-hand as the first contributor to the building fund

HARBESON, DE – Senator Tom Carper will be on-hand today to witness the groundbreaking of Peach Tree Acres, a residence for survivors of brain and spinal cord injury. Peach Tree Acres is the first center of its kind in Delaware. When he was Governor, Tom Carper was the first very contributor to the Acres building fund. Carper will join others to plant trees that will grow along with the center. “During the past decade, because of improved medical services and emergency services, the survival rate for traumatic brain injury has reached 90 percent. But many of those survivors need the kind of services that Peach Tree Acres will provide,” Carper said. “Today, we will break ground on a facility that allows some of those survivors to live with greater independence and dignity.” Peach Tree Acres is a collaborative effort between the Brain Injury Association of Delaware, Beebe Medical Center, and the Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. WHO: The Brain Injury Association of Delaware; the Peach Tree Acres Association; state legislators; representatives from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Representatives of Beebe Medical Center; Senator Carper. WHAT: Ground-breaking and tree planting to build new center WHERE: Peach Tree Acres, Rte 9, Harbeson, DE (1 mile east of the Route 9 and Route 5 intersection) WHEN: 11:00 am to Noon