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.
Intake Meeting: The first step in joining our community is an initial Intake Meeting. This meeting is approximately forty-five minutes and is an opportunity for us to get to know the survivor and his/her family and for new members to learn more about our programs. During this meeting, we will discuss the survivor’s goals and make recommendations about which of our classes and programs best meet the survivor’s needs. There is a fee associated with the Intake Meeting. If you know you are ready to participate in an intake, please call (703-255-5221) 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.
Stay in Touch groups: The Center hosts free weekly social gatherings/happy hours on Zoom. Members are able to take advantage of this free opportunity to meet and virtually mingle with other stroke survivors.
Social 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 and December Holiday Party.