August Aphasia Social Hour – Seasons!

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This August, join the U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) for the monthly aphasia social hour! The free, virtual social hour is scheduled for 4 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, August 5, 2021 via Zoom.

This month’s theme is the seasons! Winter, spring, summer or fall: they all come and go. Which is your favorite? Share activities or traditions that you do in the different seasons. Do you eat any special foods? What holidays do you celebrate in the summer, winter, fall and spring? We want to hear all about it! Click here to register.

NOTE: We have switched to once-a-month Aphasia Social Hours.


Aphasia social hours are now set for 4-5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. The social hours provide a much needed-chance to relate and meet with others in the aphasia community. Building confidence and staying social are some of the best things you can do for yourself and loved ones when aphasia is a part of your life.

What to Expect

Each social hour is typically 45-65 minutes long and includes interaction with others with aphasia as well as care partners. It’s a great way to stay social and to practice communication skills in a low-pressure setting. The social hours are free and voluntary sessions, and are not therapy or offered in place of therapy.

New to Zoom or Online Teleconferencing?

Check out our Aphasia-friendly guide to using online meeting software: UMAP’s Guide to Joining Zoom from a Computer

About the U-M Aphasia Program and UCLL

The University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) is committed to helping people of all ages find meaningful ways to communicate. UCLL is part of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) at the University of Michigan. MARI provides high-quality, individualized mental health, neuropsychological testing, and language and literacy services to the community through its service centers, including UCLL, University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF), and University Psychological Clinic.