Student Support

Pathfinders Program



  • To promote effective coping with common life changes that follow a stroke or an acquired brain injury (ABI)

  • To foster a sense of wellness, empowerment, and self-satisfaction

  • To maintain physical fitness, flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance through exercise

  • To develop strategies that assist with functional cognitive skills, in daily activities

  • To enhance communication skills in a group setting

About the Program

  • Free, no cost
  • Program times: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall semesters
  • Communication classes: Wednesdays - 2 sections (based on skill level)
  • Physical exercise classes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
  • Cognitive class: Fridays
  • Place: Emeritus classrooms at 1227 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA
  • Instructors:
    • Erika Deuel, Occupational Therapist
    • Jami Evans, Occupational Therapist
    • Adrienne Jaffe, Physical Therapist
    • Julia Nicholls, Speech-Language Pathologist
    • Louise Feinberg, Speech-Language Pathologist

How to Enroll in Pathfinders

Students must contact Stephanie Lewis, Center for Students with Disabilities at 310-434-4442 prior to class attendance. Waiting lists are common for most classes.

Students must complete department application as well as Emeritus enrollment.