Thank you to the South West Stroke Group for inviting us, the Living with Aphasia charity, to talk at their inaugural meeting this week. The SW Stroke Group was set up for speech and language therapists working with stroke patients in this area. It’s aim is to encourage the sharing of information and good practice in the field of stroke management.
It was a great opportunity to talk about how Living with Aphasia works with the local speech and language therapy department to improve the lives of people with aphasia.
It was also a chance to discuss how to continue developing joint working and sharing of resources.
A very positive meeting – thank you!
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Thank you to Micheal who gave us a really interesting talk last week on his work. Micheal was the head of the Prison Officers Union and explained some of the work they have done over the years.
He has worked tirelessly on his presentation with Carolyn, his speech and language therapist. It was definitely a success!
Since then Michael has come along to one of our Aphasia Awareness talks in the community and is looking forward to getting more involved in this type of work.
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Carolyn works within the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Speech and Language Service. See the RDHE here
Living with Aphasia are busy planning fundraising events for the summer!
Come along to our cake stall down at the Quayside on 5th August – but if you can’t make that date then you can get another chance at the Topsham Charter Day on Saturday 26th August from 3-5pm.
Topsham Charter Day is a great event where the high street at Topsham is closed to traffic so everyone can enjoy a day of events and stalls.
We have a book and cake stall organised so please do pop along to see us all and buy some goodies.
Donations of books or cakes are very welcome and can be collected prior to the weekend event. Please contact Barbara on 0791232 0372
Time to get baking! Living with Aphasia is holding it’s annual cake stall on Saturday August 5th. There will be lots of lovely cakes and yummy goodies to buy. Plus Sandhy’s notorious wine bottle raffle and plant sale too.
We will be down at Bar Venezia at the Exeter quayside, near the grass area from 10am -2pm.
We are very happy to accept donations of cakes and biscuits, or plants for our stall.
Last year we had a great time and also raised over £800 so let’s see if we can top that this year!
If you would like more information about the event please go to our contact page here
Great to be invited to visit the Exmouth office of Bluebird Care to raise awareness of aphasia.
Sandhy and Michael did a great job of talking about what it’s like to live with aphasia. Also how to communicate well with people with communication difficulties.
People felt it was good to listen to people’s experiences to help understand more about aphasia. All the participants had never heard of this little know condition so it was lovely to get the message out about aphasia.
Thank you all for coming along to chat to us and being so welcoming.
See more about Bluebird Care here Read more about aphasia here
A glorious party celebrating Don’s 100 birthday!
Don is one of our founder members and has been part of our group for over ten years. We have enjoyed many stories of golf over the years and seen many of his fantastic works of art. Don is still active in the local community taking daily trips out and is a well known figure in his town.
Don was presented with a card and huge chocolate cake at our launch event last week. He had a family party the week later and it was wonderful to see him with the honourable card from the Queen!