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New Aphasia Choir to start in Logan, Qld

Peter Stuart, who has long been a strong advocate for aphasia awareness in Queensland, is excited that a long-held dream of his is going to happen.

A new Aphasia Choir is going to start in the City of Logan, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Peter was able to gain funding from Queensland Health to set up an Aphasia Choir and Research Program, which will be headed by Dr J Yoon Irons from The Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.

Yoon is a Music Therapist and she will be working with Professor Tamara Ownsworth (Psychologist) and Dr Petrea Cornell (Speech Pathologist) on the research. All have a deep interest in aphasia.

The meeting venue will be between Beenleigh and Woodridge, along the train line for easy accessibility.

Yoon will be meeting and recruiting People with Aphasia between September and November this year, as part of the research and the singing will start in February 2018. If you are interested in joining the choir, please feel free to contact her, either by phone or email.

Contact details are:

Dr J Yoon Irons

Mobile: 0431 246 825
Email: y.irons@griffith.edu.au

 

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Rosebud Social Communication Group

December 16
Rosebud Library Group Room Rosebud Library Group Room 25 McDowell St Victoria 3939
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Burleigh Heads Aphasia Coffee Group

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Hobart Community Aphasia Group

December 18
Community Rehabilitation Community Rehabilitation, Unit 90, Davey Street Tasmania 7000
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December 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Café De Cuba Café De Cuba 69 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood Victoria 3184
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Cheltenham Aphasia Support Program

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cheltenham Community Health Centre Cheltenham Community Health Centre, Chesterville Rd. Victoria 3192
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News Group Camberwell

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Daw Park RGH Talkback Group

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Repatriation General Hospital Repatriation General Hospital, Daws Road, Daw Park South Australia 5041
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