UMAP Aphasia Social Hour: February 2022

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Join the U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) for the February aphasia social hour. The free, virtual social hour is scheduled for 4 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, February 3, 2022 via Zoom. The social hour is for anyone in the aphasia community and provides a great, low-pressure way to practice communication skills and connect with others. 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.

February’s theme is all about motion pictures, the moving picture show, the “talkies,” the cinema — whatever you prefer to call them — we’re diving into movies and we’ll discuss:

  • What is your favorite movie?
  • If you could be a character in any movie, who would you be?
  • Do you have an actor that you love — or love to hate?
  • Who would you want to play you in the movie of your life?

We’ll get together to share our favorite movies, genres, quotes, actors, and more! We can’t wait to hear all about it. The virtual, online event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

About the U-M Aphasia Program Aphasia Social Hours

The social hours are set for 4-5 p.m. on the first Thursdays of each month. We will explore the following themes — sign up for one or all of them through the link to register:

  • MARCH 3, 2022 – The Great Outdoors!
    What do you love about nature? Are you more of an “indoor cat”? Let’s talk about getting outside.
  • APRIL 7, 2022 – School Days
    Where did you go to high school? Did you go to college? Let’s reminisce and share memories!

How to Register

Participation is free, but registration is required to get the Zoom link to join the conversation. When you register, you will have the option to select which weeks to participate. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.