Living with Aphasia had a great turn out for our fantastic cake sale down at the quayside. Sandhy set out her great wine or water game ( with a few happy people winning!).
There were loads of delicious cakes, books and plants on sale.
We had lovely donations of cakes from Exeter Cookery School and Greens of Devon plus wine from The Prospect Inn and Bar Venizia. Big thank you to Venezia for accommodating us so well on the day and great coffee too!
It was great to see friends from the hospital and community too. A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the day
There was a mixture of good news and sad news at our Drop In group this week.
It was fantastic to see Emily walking into our Drop In this week. She has been working hard on her movement and is making steady progress – well done Emily.
That is the good news!
The sad news is that Simon is leaving us to move back to London. Simon has been a regular attender for a few years and we will all miss his cheery smile and sense of humour.
We wish him all the best and hope to see him when he visits Devon again.
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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
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.
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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!
Living with Aphasia has enlisted a regular cake maker! We were so impressed by the delicious strawberry cake Emily made for our launch party she has agreed to become our regular baker. Our Drop In groups will be even more enjoyable!
Emily says she has always been interested in baking so we are very happy to make the most of her talents and look forward to tasting more of her recipes.
Come along to our Drop In at the X Centre, Commercial Rd Exeter and join in with the conversation over tea and refreshments. To see more about what we do go here