By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN
On Wednesday Feb. 13, the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is hosting an event for Health Science students to make cards for residents at Center for Hospice Care.
President of NSSLHA, Isabelle Tice, explained more about NSSLHA and why the organization decided on this event.
“NSSLHA at IU South Bend aims to educate students on and bring awareness to a multitude of disabilities that relate to the speech language pathology,” described Tice.
Seniors are one of the groups that face disabilities linked to the speech language pathology.
“As a group, we chose the Center for Hospice care because Valentine’s day focuses on expressing love and affection to a partner. Some patients in hospice have outlived their partners and may be reminded of this on Valentine’s day. The elderly tend to be overlooked,” explained Tice.
NSSLHA also encouraged fourth and fifth grade classes to make cards for residents, with their connections with a student teacher within the organization. The cards that are made by attendees of the Healthy Hearts event and the elementary aged students will be taken over to the Center for Hospice Care on Valentine’s Day.
The card making event will take place in the Health Science study room, NS 417, from 12 to 4 p.m. All materials to make the cards will be provided by NSSLHA.
The organization regularly has meetings, service opportunities and social events. NSSLHA has meetings the second Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. in EA1101. NSSLHA also has a fundraiser coming up on March 21 at Hacienda on Grape Road. More information on this event and other NSSLHA events can be found on the organization’s Titan Atlas page.