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Aphasia Couples Retreat

April 5th - April 7th, at Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Now open for registration!

This weekend retreat program gives persons with aphasia and their spouses an opportunity to reconnect and strengthen their bond as a couple in a fun, social setting at the beautiful Oregon Coast!


Together with a speech and occupational therapy student team, and in professionally-led groups, couples will discuss and form individualized coping methods for the challenges of married life with aphasia side-by-side with other couples facing similar challenges.


Group sessions provide a supportive environment for opportunities to discuss concerns and strategies and how to nurture one’s primary relationship as we explore, together with professionals and peer mentors, topics such as:

  • Changing roles and the effect on identity of the individuals and the couple

  • How to revitalize former interests and find new activities to share together

  • How aphasia and related conditions affect intimacy and relationships: Develop resources to rekindle the relationship in a choice of two breakout sessions


The Aphasia Network is pleased to present this program that will include 15 couples living with aphasia. We are hand selecting a variety of couples based on the amount of time since one of the partners was diagnosed with aphasia as well as demographic diversity.


  • Program Cost: $310 per couple, including food and lodging for the weekend

  • Location: Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon

  • Schedule: Friday April 5th 5:30pm through Sunday, April 7th 11am (see full schedule on back)


If you are interested in attending the retreat, please complete the application below. If you have questions, please contact Suzanne Gardner at 503-577-1282 or

Retreat Application

Note: This application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Please read this document prior to registering.

If you would like to receive an Aphasia-Friendly Application form in the mail, please email a request below.

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If you are a staff member or student interested in attending Couples Retreat 2019, please register here. 

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