Becoming a Member
Members join our community of survivors to improve confidence in their communication and physical abilities. We welcome survivors and families to visit our Center, no matter how long ago the stroke or brain trauma occurred. Participants in our programs are not “patients” or “clients”. Survivors who attend the Center have chosen to call themselves “members” because it indicates that they are part of the Stroke Comeback community. To become a member, call for an appointment for an Intake Meeting.
Intake Meeting: An initial Intake Meeting is an opportunity to meet with a member of our staff for approximately an hour. It is a great opportunity for us to get to know the survivor and for the survivor and family members to see the Center in action. During this meeting we will discuss needs and goals and talk about which classes and programs are best for the survivor. Intake Meetings are by appointment only. Please call or email the Center to schedule a meeting.
Classes: Once a potential member has had an Intake Meeting, they can register for the recommended classes and programs. Each class meets once a week and groups are limited to six or seven members. New members can join any time during a 9-week session if there is space in the class.
One-to-One: There are a limited number of time slots available for members to arrange one-to-one meetings. These hours are devoted to assisting members overcome specific hurdles that prevent them from successful participation in life.
Computer Lab: The SCC Computer Lab is available to our members. Members can use our library of software independently or with a mentor. We also have mobile devices that members can borrow to use at home.
Socialization/Events: In addition to participating in our classes, many of our members enjoy the social aspect of the Center. Members frequently socialize between groups and during lunch break, including informal lunch gatherings in the community. The Center also has some “members only” events throughout the year for members and their friends/families, including our Summer Family Picnic, December Holiday Party and Stroke Comeback Day at Nationals Park.