Our launch party on the 6th June was a great success! Over 50 people came along to celebrate the beginning of our charity. It was great too see people who had helped us along the journey such as printers, website developers, and designers and to see our finished website and banners in situ.
Living with Aphasia welcomed lots of visitors from local stroke groups and it was lovely to have a space for Laura from The Stroke Association to meet and people too. People involved in research from the University of Exeter came along too plus other related professionals.
Overall lots of cake and tea was consumed and lots more connections and friendships formed. The charity will no doubt build on this success – with one of it’s aims being to continue to enjoy more conversation over cake!
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Living with Aphasia teamed up with the speech and language therapists recently to run a presentation talk on “Aphasia – In Support of Supported Communication of People Living with Aphasia”. It was a great opportunity to highlight the condition of aphasia and ways in which doctors and medical staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital can help people with aphasia. It was a great opportunity for Living with Aphasia to work together with the local medical services.
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Last year we did some aphasia awareness training with the professionals care staff at Blue Bird Care Agency. Many of their staff work with people who have aphasia or related communication difficulties.
They have since invited up to come along to meet their teams and talk more about aphasia with people from the Drop In.
In the next few months we will be going along to their Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter staff meetings to chat about aphasia and communication issues.
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The Stroke Association kindly invited Living with Aphasia to join them for a Stroke Drop In at the Oasis restaurant at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
It was a chance for people at the hospital to join us for cup or tea and chat about what we do.
Juliet Bouverie, the new Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, was visiting the hospital for the day. It was great to talk about how we can work together with all the stroke services and aphasia community in the Exeter and Devon area
One of volunteers, Grace, has chosen to do her dissertation project on aphasia and we are very happy to help out.
The topic is all about emoji’s so everyone is checking their phones for images now!
Some of our people have a regular get together at the Bar Venezia down on the Quay. We also often see each other at the gym and go for a coffee afterwards. Anyone is welcome to come along and join in. Contact Barbara 07912320372 for more information.