Youngerman Center Support Groups
Call 716-673-3203 to reach the Youngerman Center
The Youngerman Center’s Stroke/Head Injury Support Group meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Stroke/Head Injury Support
The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at The State University of New York at Fredonia offers support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. A typical group meeting will include activities to help stroke and head injury survivors use compensatory strategies to improve communication skills, provide educational information, and an opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Youngerman Center recognizes that there are individuals in the community whose insurance benefit for therapy has been exhausted but their hopes for improvement have not. Please contact Julie Williams, Coordinator, at 716-673-4618 for more information about attending the group.
The Youngerman Center Hosted 10th Annual Stroke Awareness Walk. The Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders held its tenth annual Stroke Awareness Walk on September 7, 2019. The event was well received, with 100 individuals participating. The goal of the Stroke Awareness Walk was to promote community awareness of stroke, stroke prevention, and the possible deficits from a stroke. Additionally, the walk was intended to make the public and medical professionals aware of the various services available at the Youngerman Center, an outpatient speech, language, and hearing clinic operated by the Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences (CDS) at Fredonia. Free hearing screenings, educational handouts, and informational brochures from the Youngerman Center were offered to participants and members of the community. Julie Williams, Clinic Director, has coordinated the walk since its debut in 2010. CDS Professional staff members and students, along with other State University of New York at Fredonia students, also participated in the event.