Aphasia Social Hour – All Things Holiday!

Events, General, UCLL, UMAP

“Elves like to tell stories. I bet you didn’t know that about elves.” 

Bring out your inner elf and join UMAP for a social hour full of stories, trivia, and merriment. The theme? You guessed it: all things holiday!

What are your favorite things about the festive season? Do you have a movie or song that transports you back in time? Any traditions that you have for this time of year? Come join us for some holiday fun in this week’s Aphasia Social Hour!

This Aphasia Social Hour is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020 via the online conference platform Zoom. Join Kait and Stefan for an hour of holiday fun. You can even test your holiday spirit in a game of trivia as we name and discuss holiday-themed movies, music, and more! Click here to register.

NOTE: We have two social hours left for 2020, this one and next week’s on Dec. 17, 2020. 

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. Once you enter your information into the Zoom registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and directions on how to join. Click here to register.

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.

What to Expect

Each social hour is typically 40-65 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 All Things Holiday 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.