The U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) is offering new sessions of the September 2022 Aphasia Social Hour. The next social hour is scheduled for 1-2 p.m. (Eastern) Thursday, September 1, 2022 via Zoom. The free, virtual social hour is open to people with aphasia and is a 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!
Aphasia social hours will now occur twice a month, on every First and Third Thursday. Previously, aphasia social hours have been offered once a month. The virtual social hours are free as always, but registration is required. Click here to register.
About the UMAP Aphasia Social Hours
The social hours are welcome to those with aphasia to chat and connect with others who have aphasia. All social hours are free and scheduled for 1-2 p.m. (EST) on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Sign up now for this month or all of the upcoming dates through the link to register:
2022 Fall/Winter Dates
- Sept. 1 and 15
- Oct. 6 and 20
- Nov. 3 and 17
- Dec. 1 and 15
PLEASE NOTE: While all are welcome, the intent behind the social hours is to offer a place for people with aphasia to connect and practice their communication skills. While care partners are encouraged to assist the person with aphasia, we ask that care partners refrain from taking an active role in the conversation so people with aphasia have the time and space to connect.
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 you would like to participate in. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
What to Expect
Each social hour is typically 45-65 minutes long and includes interaction with others with aphasia. 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.