Memory workshop offers in-person, virtual options

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Memory workshop offers in-person, virtual options

An eight-week memory workshop led by speech-language pathologists and graduate speech-language pathology students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be held both in-person and live through Zoom, beginning Sept. 9.

A collaboration between the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic and Tabitha Health Care, the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop is designed to help adults develop strategies to maintain sharp memories as they age. Originally started in 2014 for people with diagnosed memory loss, the workshop is open to both individuals diagnosed with early stages of memory loss, as well as those who are interested in learning about memory and strategies to enhance their thinking skills.

The eight weekly session are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28. The fall memory workshop has one opening remaining for in-person meetings at the Barkley Memorial Center on East Campus and can accommodate up to six more individuals utilizing Zoom. Cost is $20 per person. Participants who choose the virtual option can choose to receive workshop materials either in paper or digital format.

“Our message is there are things you can do now to live and be independent as long as you can,” said Judy Harvey, assistant professor of practice and certified speech-language pathologist at the Barkley Clinic. “Staying social is more essential than ever in these times when all of our outings have been limited by the coronavirus pandemic. The online option allows us to reach more workshop participants than the number we can safely accommodate on campus at this time. It also makes the opportunity available to individuals outside the Lincoln area who may be interested in this important information.”

Find more information about the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop, including a link to register for the fall session, here.

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