Young Adult Stroke Survivors, Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Hello, > > My name is Reva Robinson and I am a speech-language pathologist > involved with the Young Adult Stroke Survivor (YASS) group based > out of Northwest Hospital. I am the volunteer coordinator for the > group and I would like to expand our pool of volunteers to include > (prospective) students from health disciplines beyond > speech-language pathology. If this is the appropriate channel for > doing so, please read on below for more information. If this is > not the appropriate point of contact, I would very much appreciate > the contact information for the correct person/office. > > *ABOUT*: YASS is a monthly group for stroke survivors and their > loved ones to socialize, share information, and hear presentations > on special products and services from public and private > organizations in the Greater Seattle area. Typical topics at group > sessions include, but are not limited to: health & fitness; > maintaining participation in everyday activities; learning and > using compensatory strategies; and acquiring or financing > medical/rehab/legal services. The group is also affiliated with > the Stroke and Head Injury Caregiver Support Group, a closed group > for stroke survivors’ loved ones to receive emotional support. > > *MEETING DETAILS*: The group runs from September to June and meets > every third Saturday from 2-4pm in the TCU Auditorium at Northwest > Hospital (by Northgate Mall). Thus, the next group meeting will be > Saturday, Sept. 21. > > *VOLUNTEERING*: Students interested in volunteering can contact > me, Reva Robinson, at >>. Volunteers can attend during > the meeting time only, but it’s often helpful for them to come > beforehand to help set up and/or to stay afterwards to help clean > up. As an SLP, my emphasis is usually on facilitating > communication for the group but, depending on the experience of > the volunteers, opportunities more related to other health > disciplines may arise. However, regardless of how volunteers > participate, attending YASS is a great way for undergraduate and > graduate students to gain more experience with this population. > > For any questions or more information, or to direct me to an > appropriate liaison, please feel free to email me at this address. > I look forward to hearing from you! > > Best Regards, > Reva M Robinson, MSc SLP-CF >> > (206) 619-2651

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