SAM Aphasia Program

SAM Aphasia Program for adults with communication challenges due to a stroke, brain injury or brain illness such as aphasia, apraxia of speech and/or dysarthria

SAM Administration Office
10 Pearl Street North, Unit A
Hamilton, ON L8R 2Y8

Phone: 905.525.5632
Email: SAMProgramOffice@gsch.ca

Aphasia is a language disorder which affects a person's ability to communicate. Aphasia can lead to social isolation and depression. Our conversation groups and aphasia-friendly day program enable people with aphasia to socialize and feel more connected. 

We offer...

  • Conversation groups run by a speech language pathologist, communicative disorder assistant, trained staff and volunteers
  • Aphasia-friendly social, recreational and exercise activities
  • Aphasia education and partner training
  • Ongoing access to a social worker


The SAM Aphasia Program is offered at two locations:

SAM EAST Program: Church of the Nativity
1831 King Street East, Hamilton
Mondays 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursdays 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

SAM Flamborough Program: Notre Dame Convent
1921 Snake Road, Waterdown
Tuesdays 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

*Note: There is a daily program cost. A subsidy may be available to those who qualify.


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