SaganSjálfsbjörg Akureyri og Nágrenni
Sjálfsbjörg the federation of physically disabled people in Akureyri and surroundings was established on the 8th of October. Sigursveinns D. Kristinsson the principle of the music school of Siglufjörður was largely responsible; he had previously been a driving force in the establishments of the associations of physically disabled people in Reykjavík, Ísafjörður and in Siglufjörður. The first chairman was Emil Andersen.
Construction of the headquarters of the association began at Hvannavellir 10, where now the Salvation Army operates. The head carpenter responsible was Jón Gíslason who also built the house in Bugðarsíða 1. The building was named Bjarg.
The newly constructed building in Hvannavellir 10 began operating as the association’s community building and workspace.
The plastic company Bjarg begins operation. Their first order of business is to produce rectangular piping cans for the Italian company Ticino. The company was intended to provide physically disabled people work.
The rehabilitation center Bjarg starts operations. The physical therapist Magnús Ólafsson starts work.
The plastic company Bjarg begans production of fishing boxes.
The sports club for the disabled is established on the 7th of December. The first chairman is Stefán Árnason.
On the 21th of August work begins on the new building in Bugðasíða 1.
The operations are moved to Bugðasíða 1 en the building named Bjarg.
The plastics company Bjarg makes a contract with the Italian company of Ticino regarding assembly of electric clutches. The contract provides 11 disabled people with half-day work.
Ako-plastic stars operation. The company was owned by Sjálfsbjörg but was not a protected workplace.
The gymnasium is put into service. The 10th anniversary of the association.
The government rents the operations of the plastic company Bjarg. The town of Akureyri buys a share in the basement of the Bjarg building to use as a social and service center for senior citizens.
The government buys the plastic company Bjarg.
The finished touches are put on a lot and parking areas by Bjarg and the main building.
Two social halls put into service in the basement of Bjarg.
The association celebrates its fortieth anniversary
Bjarg health and fitness center ltd. rents housing from the association and takes over the fitness operations.
Sjálfsbjörg Akureyri for the first time receives an independent contract with the Social Insurance Administration for physical therapy.
Sjálfsbjörg waives its rights to build a property on a plot of land between Glerárchurch and Bjargs to the town of Akureyri, instead receiving a significantly larger parking lot.
The association’s gymnasium is sold to the Health and fitness operations at Bjarg ltd. and all the fitness operations are moved there. A contract with the Social Insurance Administration regarding occupational therapist at Bjarg is reached. Anna María Malmquist is hired.
Significant renovations are made to the housing of the association amongst them new facilities for Occupational therapist, a new changing room for staff, improvements to the physical therapists shared office space and three new treatment spaces put where previously the outpatient area for SPOEX location was (now at FSA).
The children’s area of the association is renovated.
The building is repainted.
A hall for occupational therapy is taken into use.
The cottage purchased.