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The Aphasia Network Couples Retreat - 2018

  • 04 May 2018
  • 5:30 PM
  • 06 May 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

This weekend retreat program gives persons with aphasia and their spouses an opportunity to reconnect and strengthen their bond as a couple in a fun, social setting at the beautiful Oregon Coast!

Together with a speech and occupational therapy student team, and in professionally-led groups, couples will discuss and form individualized coping methods for the challenges of married life with aphasia, side-by-side with other couples facing similar challenges.

Group sessions provide a supportive environment for opportunities to discuss concerns and strategies and how to nurture one’s primary relationship as we explore, together with professionals and peer mentors, topics such as:

  • Changing roles and the effect on identity of the individuals and the couple
  • How to revitalize former interests and find new activities to share together
  • How aphasia and related conditions affect relationships and intimacy: Develop resources to rekindle the relationship in a choice of two breakout sessions

The Aphasia Network is pleased to present this program that will include 15 couples living with aphasia. We are hand selecting a variety of couples based on the amount of time since one of the partners was diagnosed with aphasia as well as demographic diversity.

  • Program Cost: $310 per couple, including food and lodging for the weekend
  • Location: Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon
  • Schedule: Friday May 4th 5:30pm through Sunday, May 6th 11am

If you are interested in attending the retreat, an online application is available at, or you may request an aphasia-friendly printed version by emailing If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Gardner at 503-577-1282 or

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