September 2023 Dates for Aphasia Social Hours

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The U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) is excited to share that our virtual Aphasia Social Hours will now happen weekly! Every Thursday, you can connect with others with aphasia and practice communication skills in a low-pressure setting. 

CHANGE: The social hours will now take place from 2-3 p.m. (EST), every Thursday.

The next social hour is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern) via Zoom.

The virtual social hours are free as always, but registration is required. Click here to register.

September 2023 Dates
  • Sep 7, 2023
  • Sep 14, 2023
  • Sep 21, 2023
  • Sep 28, 2023

How to Register

Participation is free, but registration is required to get the Zoom link to join the conversation. When you register, you only need to register once to access all the social hours. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Once you register, you will get a confirmation email with the link to the social hour. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your inbox.

What to Expect

Each social hour is typically 50-55 minutes long and includes interaction with others with aphasia.  The social hours are free and voluntary sessions, and are not therapy or offered in place of therapy.

Care partners are encouraged to assist the person with aphasia, but 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.

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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 U-M Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive, comprehensive speech-language therapy for people with aphasia, caused by a stroke, brain injury, illness, or other neurological disorder. UMAP is part of  the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL), which 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.