Whether it is a simple photograph or an important family heirloom, everybody has objects that are special to them. In this week’s Aphasia Social Hour, get ready to discuss a few of your personal favorite things!
This Aphasia Social Hour is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, November 12 via the online conference platform Zoom. Don’t forget to bring photos, objects from your travel, pets, whatever! Is there a meaning tied to your item? What about a fun memory? This is your opportunity to present some of your favorite things and talk about why they are favorites.
Who Should Attend an Aphasia Social Hour?
The social hours are for anyone in the aphasia community — people with aphasia, care partners and family members, professionals, and students. Click the link below to register. Once you enter your information on the Zoom registration page, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and directions on how to join.
In case you aren’t able to make this one, sign up for the social hour next week or a following week; they are typically scheduled for 4 p.m. each Thursday, with a different theme to get the conversation flowing.
Sign up for the Favorite Things social hour here: UMAP Social Hour Registration. Registration is free, but is required to access the event. Once you register, you will be automatically sent the log-in details.
What to Expect
Each social hour is typically 40-65 minutes long and includes interaction with others with aphasia as well as carepartners. It’s a great way to stay social and to practice communication skills in a low-pressure setting. The Favorite Things social hour is a free, voluntary session and is not therapy or offered in place of therapy. This is a planned series. We will host regular social gatherings, workshops, and Q&A sessions.
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.