We know it’s not just the person with aphasia who needs support – families need groups, too. The success of a person with aphasia depends on social support and social connections. So it is very important to provide information, resources and help to family members and others on whom the person with aphasia depends.
Is your family member in the hospital or rehab now or recently diagnosed with aphasia? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do?
Whether you have been touched by aphasia for a long time or new to aphasia, Voices of Hope for Aphasia provides support and education for family and friends.
Our Family & Friends of Aphasia program offers social, supportive, and informative opportunities: First Friday Lunch Outings, Support & Resources Group, and Hot Topics Discussions. Click here to download this flyer.
List of Hot Topics Speakers offered on the 4th Wednesday of the month:
Sept 2019: Anita Dreyer from CAPI – St. Pete Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments – talking about the services they offer
Past speakers include:
January 2019: Jen Ferreira – Speech-Language Pathologist
February 2019: Marcey Wright – Physical Therapist
March 2019: Bob Sharbaugh – Elder Law Attorney
April 2019: Glenn – Medicare Expert from SHINE
May 2019: Dr. Amar Talati – Is there a doctor in the house
June 2019: Dr. Jim Chinarian – What are the best approaches to rehab: acute and beyond?
August 2019: Flavio Vivas from Touching Hearts – Aging in Place and getting non-medical home care
The programs are offered at no charge, but please register in advance. (Donations are always appreciated!) Call 727.249.1953 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS:
First Friday of each month: see our calendar for details and locations
Support & Resources Group:
St. Petersburg: 2nd Wednesday of the month 10AM – 12PM at the Sunshine Center
Dunedin: 4th Thursday of the month 1PM – 3PM at the Hale Center
Hot Topics Discussion: 4th Wednesday of the month 10AM – 12PM
330 5th Street North
St Petersburg, FL 33701