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Aphasia Center

Day at the Center

Adler Aphasia Center - A New and Vital Resource for the Aphasia Community

Rediscovery:
A Day at the Adler Aphasia Center.

  • Members with aphasia enjoy 3 groups a day.
  • The computer lab provides individualized instruction.
  • The program meets on a semester basis, twice a week for 15 weeks (3 semesters annually).
  • We offer a variety of groups, for example:
    communication skills, current events discussion, choral singing, cards and games, book club, technology, advocacy, handwriting and spelling, drama, movies, photography, healthy living and debate club.

Center Fees:

Cost is $30 per day, less than one-third of the Center’s cost.
Scholarships are available – no one is turned away for their inability to pay. You must meet income guidelines to qualify for a scholarship.

Sample Day:

9:30am-10:00am
Coffee Talk

10:00am - 11:00am
First group session

11:00am - 12:00pm
Second group session

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Third group session

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Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest

Adler Aphasia Center - A New and Vital Resource for the Aphasia Community

Major funding provided by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
Partial funding provided by Grotta Fund for Senior Care.

The Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest, a satellite center of Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood, NJ, welcomes people of all ages who have been diagnosed with aphasia.

Contact Wendy Greenspan, Program Director 
973-530-3981
wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.org
for more information and to set up a tour.

Our Mission:
Reconnecting people with aphasia and their family caregivers to active lives.

The Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest provides a therapeutic environment of innovative programs that help people with aphasia and their families reconnect with life.

Long term rehabilitation is possible.

Our research shows people with aphasia benefit in many ways:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased confidence
  • Strengthened social connections
  • Enhanced quality of life                                  

 

 

How do we help people with aphasia?

Through conversation, activities, the arts, technology and education, our programs help our members:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Exercise cognitive skills
  • Build self-esteem
  • Make social connections

How do we help family caregivers?

The family caregiver support group is facilitated by our life coach and focuses on mutual support and encouragement while building strategies to cope with the challenges of aphasia.

Our caregiver support group meets weekly at JCC MetroWest on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm.

Who is on our staff?

  • Licensed speech-language pathologists
  • Trained professionals
  • Committed volunteers

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Thoughts on the Center

Adler Aphasia Center - A New and Vital Resource for the Aphasia Community

Here’s what they are saying about us:

“Coming to Adler Aphasia Center like home with family....I very comfortable and notice my speech improved.”
—Walter N. (member with aphasia)

 

“I had a stroke at 40. The Center gave me a new life and self-worth again. My family got back their mom.” —Eunice B. (member with aphasia)

 

“Thank you for the friends I met here...Before I felt very – self-pity, but now I can do it myself...thank you!”
—Vernon W. (member with aphasia)

“Adler gave me back my life through education and support through dark times, and helped me to enjoy life again with my best friend. Hope is eternal at Adler.”
—Vicky P. (caregiver)
 

By participating in the Adler Aphasia Center’s Life Skills program, our members with aphasia are able to learn more effective communication strategies- building their language skills and their confidence to return to an active life in the community.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Adler Aphasia Center - A New and Vital Resource for the Aphasia Community

How do I join the Adler Aphasia Center?

We welcome people of all ages who have been diagnosed with aphasia. If you cannot participate independently, you must be accompanied by a caregiver. Call us to set up a tour where you will learn more about our Center and how it will help in your recovery.

For a tour, please contact Wendy Greenspan, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director at 973-530-3981.

How long can I attend the Center’s programs?

You can stay as long as you choose. Many of our members with aphasia stay for years as they regard the Center as their “home away from home.”

Do you provide transportation to the Center?

Many community agencies provide transportation to our program. We are happy to provide you with a list of resources. Please contact Wendy Greenspan, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director at 973-530-3981.

Can I participate in other JCC MetroWest programs?

Participants at the Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest can enjoy many of the JCC programs.
For more information, please contact Sharon Gordon, Director, Center for Adult Enrichment,
at sgordon@jccmetrowest.org or call 973-530-3480.

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    Adler Aphasia Center
  • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC

    Ross Family Campus

    760 Northfield Avenue

    West Orange

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