Aphasia Friendly News at our Drop In

Living with Aphasia had a great fun today reading Aphasia Friendly NewsEmily’s Aphasia Friendly News.

There were discussions on a wide range of topics from the relationship between Korea and Trump, to Jeremy Clarkson in hospital!

Plus Sandhy is busy sorting out t-shirts for us to wear on our Aphasia Awareness activities!

Sandhy’s also getting ready for our Book and Cake sale at Topsham High Street on the 26th August from 2-5pm.

A great time was had by all of us!

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Good news and sad news

Emily walking good news sad news aphasiaThere 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!

 

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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.

Read more about our Drop In group here

 

Thank you to Michael for a great talk

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.

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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.

Find out more about our Drop In here

Carolyn works within the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Speech and Language Service. See the RDHE here

Fundraising to enjoy this summer!

Living with Aphasia are busy planning fundraising events for the summer!

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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

Awareness training about aphasia

Great to be invited to visit the Exmouth office of Bluebird Care to raise awareness of aphasia.awareness aphasia stroke devon training

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. awareness aphasia training devon stroke

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

Cake and More Cake!

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 hereCake Living with aphasia stroke exeter devon