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Getting the Word Out Community Fair

Date: Tuesday, May 7
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)
B’nai Shalom

Adler Aphasia Center is hosting a “Getting the Word Out” Community Fair in West Orange, NJ on Tuesday, May 7th from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with over 30 organizations about programs and services they provide for the aging and disabled population in Essex County and beyond. There will be free parking, light refreshments, and the location is handicap accessible. Free diabetes screening, blood pressure screening, balance assessment, & stroke risk assessment will be provided by RWJ Barnabas Health/Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. Some of the organizations that will be present are Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Overlook Medical Center Stroke Program, NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Mental Health Association in NJ, and so much more.

As part of this event, there will also be an inspiring and educational panel discussion on living with aphasia, communication tips, signs of stroke, and more. The panel will include stroke survivors with aphasia, their family members, a speech therapist, and an art therapy counselor. There will be a store with handcrafted jewelry made by individuals with aphasia.

The “Getting the Word Out” Community Fair will be at Adler Aphasia Center, Temple B’Nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ, 07052. Vendors will be present from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm and panel discussion will be from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm.

Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization based in Maywood, Toms River and West Orange, NJ, is an innovative program that addresses the long-term needs of people with aphasia and their families. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Aphasia is a language disorder that usually results from a brain injury (such as stroke, brain tumor, accident, or infection). While aphasia can affect one’s ability to speak, understand, read and write, it does not affect intellect.

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