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 Communication Tips for Zoom TAPRoots Meetings:

PWA = Person (or people) With Aphasia


  1. Engage all of the PWA

  2. Focus your comments and responses to the PWA

  3. Silence is good

  4. Slow pace is good

  5. One question at a time

  6. No steadfast agenda, go where the conversation takes us


  1. Share your communication goal

  2. Share what supports help you

  3. Know your fellow group member’s goals

  4. Hold each other accountable (thumbs-up 👍 or thumbs-down 👎 )

  5. Don’t let somebody misunderstand you

  6. Celebrate all successful communication

What to have at the start of each group:     

* paper    * black marker    * personal communication aids     * anything you want to share with the group

What's Happening: 7/15/20

1) NEWS:

* TAP Weekly Newsletter

* TAPRoots Group Members Updates 

           ** include what your communication goal is for today **

Stephanie is needing to take a leave from the group for personal reasons.  Stephanie and Lynn C. will be back with us as soon as they can.






* Update on TAPRoots' Finances

     We currently have $2,369.06


1) Money from Plant Sale into EMG TAPRoots account



2) Money remaining from previous plant sales to go from HSFC to EMG



3) 2020 Donations to HSFC and TAP

     *$170.00 to HSFC (10% of 2020 sale)

an email sending Thank-you Letter the following personal note was included

On a personal note: I purchased some plants at the sale and am happy to report that they are thriving! My family enjoyed some basil (from a plant purchased at the sale) in our spaghetti last week, and the marigolds are brightening my backyard patio. I can’t help but smile when I see the cheery flowers in my yard. The plant pickup was so smooth. Thank you for your support of the Food Cupboard.

     *$170.00 to TAP (10% of 2020 sale)


4) Expenses so far for 2021 Growing Season


          100 heavy duty re-usable trays,

          900, 3 inch pots,

          1000 plant labels,

          7 colors, 1000 each, stickers for plant labels

          1000 business cards

          50 Note Cards/Thank-you Cards

          1 year Website

* Holly Springs Food Cupboard Update 

In June, the Cupboard served 178 families. Volunteers delivered food to 65 of those families. They also distributed 109 track out bags for families with students who are without access to school meals.

          HSFC Garden

During one week alone at the end of June, they harvested 92 lbs of vegetables, herbs, and fruit for clients! The harvest included tomatoes, zucchini, basil, blueberries, yellow squash, collards, peppers, turnips, carrots, beets, cucumbers, chard, beet greens, and kale.

        HSFC in the News


Keep up with what our phenomenal partner is doing to serve the community!

1) Click the link: 

2) scroll to bottom of page to the section "Sign up for our Monthly e-Newsletter",

3) enter email and

4) click green "sign up" button


4) VIDEO VIEWING: we will watch this together on the Zoom call (feel free to watch it before group and write a review to use during the discussion...there is a form below in "Review and Discussion" section)

* Video: 


* Review and Discussion:



* Discussion Activity: Planting Our Intentions for Wellness -ROOTS 

* On-line/Virtual Activities: Activities we all do together live on our Zoom call

          ?? On-line Tomato Tasting Next Week?? (7/22/20)

* Independent Home Activities: Activities that are introduced during group that you can do at home

 1) Update on Rachel and Krystal's progress with labeling plant tags.

* Have you gotten any done?

         * How many?

         * How has it gone?


2) Starting seeds for HSFC Fall Garden... if you would like to participate someone will deliver the supplies to you!

Fall plants needed by HSFC from TAPRoots.....

80 Broccoli

40 Brussel Sprouts

80 Cabbage

100 Spinach

80 Collards

6) SCATTERGORIES:  with 2 categories (best played with 4+ TAP clients) 

          category ideas: Flower, Vegetable, Color in Garden, Garden Tool

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