Fireside Chat with Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Dear members, families, and friends,

In the 1930s, Roosevelt talked to the country over the radio with his fireside chats. This week, we will host our own fireside chat over Zoom! We invite all of our Voices of Hope for Aphasia family to come together, wherever we are, and talk about the latest updates with the programs!

Executive Director, Debbie Yones, and Chairman of the Board, Ken Bado, will:
• provide updates,
• answer questions, and
• make an exciting program announcement!!!
Other members of the Board of Directors will be in attendance from across the country!

All are welcome to join this Zoom session – by video or by phone! The meeting will be recorded for those who can not attend in person. Zoom Meeting ID is 208 305 5905.

If you haven’t used Zoom yet, instructions on connecting can be found here. To connect by phone, dial 929-205-6099 and enter the meeting ID 208 305 5905.

Registration is not required. Just join us for a good discussion – share your thoughts and suggestions to help us keep providing you programs and activities that you enjoy!

“Speechless”: In Search of Happiness and Communication

This free screening of the one-hour documentary “Speechless” shows three stroke survivors struggling to regain their life after the loss of communication skills. Through their story we witness a quest for happiness and the real meaning of human communication. The film will be followed by discussion with an expert panel of specialists. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. About 40% of people who have a stroke have difficulty communicating, a health condition called aphasia. Learn more about what happens and what you can do to help at this event that is free and open to the public.

Technology Workshops for Communication Disabilities

Technology is an important part of everybody’s lives, but people with communication disabilities due to stroke and other neurological condition can get special benefit from technology. Special monthly workshops are being offered by Voices of Hope for Aphasia to help people with communication disabilities and their families learn about life-changing technology options.

The next workshop, on how to use technology to store and manage important health information, will be offered at Dunedin’s Hale Activity Center on Thursday, February 22 from 10 am – 12 pm. The same workshop will be offered in St Petersburg on Friday, February 23 from 10 am – 12 pm at USFSP’s Coquina Hall.

The March workshop will focus and how to use technology to practice communication skills at homeContinue reading