Each May, National Speech-Language-Hearing Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) members in providing life-altering treatment.

Communication is something we often take for granted until we are faced with challenges. But it is central to everything that we do. Luckily, speech-language pathologists can help people who have had strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and other life-alerting events make progress so they can share medical information, stay connected to friends and family, and return to the activities that make up their daily lives.

The causes of speech and language problems that begin for the first time in adulthood can vary. Common causes—in addition to strokes, cancers in the head and/or neck region, and brain injuries— include Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Communication difficulties can also stem from breathing problems and voice damage. 

National Stroke Month

Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. Having a stroke puts you at higher risk for a second one. Learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke and know your risk factors. Together, we can be a bold advocate for ourselves and others.

Christine Aylward

Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Carroll |Mrs. Mortimer L. Curran

Trish Donnelley |Linda Salandra Dweck

Lilly Leas Ferreira / Lilly Pulitzer

Hindman Auctions & Appraisals / Elizabeth Marshman

Roshan Massoumi |Catherine Marie Miller

Maury Wolfe |Julie Reveley

Joanie Van der Grift

31st Annual Spring Luncheon to benefit

Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults

Donors and supporters of Palm Beach’s Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults (RCCA) celebrated Soaring Through Spring at the annual 31st Spring Luncheon at The Beach Club. Donors and supporters of Palm Beach’s Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults (RCCA) celebrated Soaring Through Spring at the annual 31st Spring Luncheon at The Beach Club. This enjoyable event began with cocktails and sparkling views of the perfect Florida weather. Chairwoman Meredith Hunt welcomed guests and highlightedvarious aspects of RCCA’s progress and mission “For over 80 years, the RCCA hasrepresented healing in our community, providing exceptional one-on-one therapy to individuals of all ages as well as offering our community an inclusive preschool program for children requiring a full range of therapies.

While new and old friends dinned under kites colorfully decorated by the RCCA’spreschool children, co-chairwoman Micaela Hunt-Roberts spoke of her services at RCCA “It’s an honor to stand before you today and share my journey as a proud graduateof the RCCA’s preschool. As an inclusive setting for children with and without special needs, I thrived in this environment. Not only did my parents feel completely confident in the skills of the incredible teachers and therapists, but more importantly, they were also so comforted by the fact that I was in a setting where my teachers, therapists and peers focused on and encouraged my abilities. I firmly believe my formative foundation from the RCCA preschool has greatly contributed to numerous milestones I have accomplished throughout my life. The RCCA will always hold such a special place in my heart.”

The pleasant afternoon included James McCreavy masterfully playing acoustic guitar. The sunrise inspired centerpieces by Ellie’s Garden Design Studio were gorgeous artfully curated assortment of textural flowers. The soft yellow, peach and orange hues included including Icelandic poppies, sweet peas, aromatic garden roses, stock, parrot tulips and Oncidium mini orchids.

The Spring Luncheon Committee included Tori Baker, Katie Benjamin, Nellie
Benoit, Jackie Breckenridge, Amy Bridger, Paula Butler, Julie Connors,
Trish Donnelley, Linda Salandra Dweck, Lilly Leas Ferreira, Paget Ferrell,
Denise Hanley, Shannon Howell, Laura Johnston, Stacey Leuliette, Roshan
Massoumi, Pam Mettler, Alexandra Oelsner, Carling Pinckney, Kim Raich,
Alice Randolph, Julie Reveley, Mimi Richards, Tina Roberts, Crista Ryan,
Ellen Sanchez, Constance Thomas, Joan Van der Grift, Lucy Anthony
Webster and Pam Williams.

Chairwoman Meredith Hunt and Co-Chairwoman Micaela Hunt-RobertsPhoto by Capehart Photography

New Preschool Teacher

We welcome our new preschool teacher Amairis Racine. Amiaris is a recent graduate with honors from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an ESOL and Reading Endorsement. “I am a member of the NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success) which has helped me develop leadership and communication skills throughout college that I am excited to exercise in my future!”

Amairis has been working part time at her home church, Faith Coast, for over 3 years and enjoys serving in the children’s department there. Amairis and her husband lead the young adults ministry as well. “We love to spend time with our church family and serve others.”

In her downtime, Amairis loves to fish with her husband and friends, watch movies, bake, and write. “I’m excited for all that I’ll learn and the connections I’ll make with the children, parents, and staff at RCCA!”

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