Helping Communication

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!

Christmas Celebrations!

We had a fantastic Christmas party this year!

We had an amazing attendance of 50 people – our largest party ever!

Our celebrations included a fabulous performance of our Sing Aphasia group.

We have had a great year with our all our groups growing. Next year we will be moving into a larger room for our Drop In!

A BIG thank you to Emily who presented us with a cheque from her Dance Company too.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Express yourself through visual media!

What a great opportunity to express yourself!

People with communication difficulties can express themselves through visual media whilst building up creative skills too.

Living with Aphasia has teamed up with Magic Carpet to bring art sessions to add to our activities.

Magic Carpet is a local charity in Devon. They work to inspire creativity and well being though creative arts.

Find out more about our art sessions.

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Well Being with Living with Aphasia

What a fabulous afternoon Living with Aphasia spent at the Well Being Exeter  Market Place event. It was lovely to meet and make great connections with other community groups and services that are working in our area. Lots of useful chat about future joint working!

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The afternoon started with some presentations – Living with Aphasia was one of the talks. It was good to spread the word about aphasia and our charity – lots of people commented afterwards that they had no idea what aphasia was before! Emily produced a stunning video to raise awareness of the condition.well being

Thank you to Ena and David for manning the stall too – you did a great job!

Festive Sing Aphasia performance

What a fantastic performance from our Festive Sing Aphasia group at our Christmas Lunch today.

The group has been practicing two carols with two part harmony over the past few weeks. Our singing leader, Sam, has given the group members such confidence in their abilities The end result was an amazing musical sound from all of us! Our Sing Aphasia group is starting up again in the New Year and welcomes newcomers.

Living with Aphasia’s celebrated it’s first Christmas meal with families and friends of the people with aphasia. Everyone enjoyed our delicious three course lunch at the Golf and Country Club

We certainly had a merry start to the Christmas season!

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Stand Out for aphasia in Exeter and Devon!

branded clothing aphasia stand outWe are busy getting our branded clothing ready for making aphasia stand out at our awareness and fundraising events. Thanks to Exeter Foundation we have funds to provide t-shirts, jackets and hats which will all have our bright logo on them. aphasia stand out clothing

Sandhy has worked tirelessly on the designs to promote our cause. We took the clothing to our drop In group today and received a thumbs up from everyone! A1 Stitch and Print gave  us lots of time and ideas on the best clothing and a big thank you  for their help. We will be launching our new clothing soon so watch this space!