We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch on the 10th December when our Singing group will perform Christmas songs for us. It is such a joy to hear people with aphasia sing out loud and we have a lot of fun and friendship. Our choir has grown in numbers and expertise and we have two soloists this year performing for us.
Plus we will have our raffle draw at our next Drop In on the 3rd Dec at the X Centre.
Our “Say without Words” exhibition at St Stephens church on the High street of Exeter was a resounding success. Our shared work of “Life Jacket” was central to our exhibition. It demonstrates how it feels to have aphasia and puts the hidden difficulties of this communication difficulty on show. The Life Jacket has already been to Cornwall with the Stroke Association conference and is planned to journey around Devon to help raise awareness of aphasia. We also welcomed the Lord Mayor of Exeter to our exhibition of art that we created with Magic Carpet, the arts for wellbeing charity. It was great to be able to spread the word about aphasia!
Aphasia is a complicated condition and it can be difficult for people to understand the impact it can have on people’s lives. Aphasia can happen to anyone at any age. We are spreading the word about our vital support for the ongoing recovery from aphasia after stroke or brain injury.
It’s great to spread the word about aphasia and our charity in Devon Life magazine. Sandhy and Emily talk about their experience of communication difficulties and how our charity has supported them.
Whoever would have thought that Lego could be used so creatively! One of our wonderful artist from Magic Carpet is holding a one off creative session for Living with Aphasia on Thursday 23rd May. We’ll be thinking about how our environment and city might look – what would our ideal future look like? How could we make a world that is good for people with aphasia! Sounds like a great idea!
We’re all about helping and having a good chat to make you feel good. We recently purchased an Ipad and uploaded photos of the things we are getting up to.
It’s been amazing how much we use it to share stories, learn about others and start off conversations.
For example, Andi found it helped him to understand what our charity has done in the past. He looked through our section on our raising awareness, fundraising and activity pages. Adam also found it helpful to know who everyone was and it helped him with finding the names of everybody. Ian found it useful to start off a chat with a new person to the group.
It’s been amazing how it’s got conversations going with people with aphasia!
Living with Aphasia is overwhelmed by the support of business in our area.
Great conversations for people with aphasia need some support. Finding words can be tricky. Props such as magazines and photographs can make communication easier and less frustrating for everyone.
How fabulous that local businesses are willing to help us out. W.H Smith will provide magazines for our Conversation Drop In Group. In addition, Apple have helped set up our new IPad. They will offer support for us with everything IT! Making a difference and spreading the word about aphasia in Exeter and Devon!