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.

*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 reva.robinson mailto:reva.robinson

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 > <a href="mailto:reva.robinson <mailto:reva.robinson</mailto: