In these strange and isolating times here is a wonderful film showcasing Living with Aphasia with our fabulous choir singing “Stand by Me”.
The film was made by Jon, who has had a stroke with aphasia, together with his marvellous band, The Red Rock Blues. Our singing group, led by Sam from La La Choirs, has provided the backing tracks and the film includes lovely pictures from our drop in group and creative art sessions. Well done Jon and the team!
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.
Thanks to our generous donors for the fantastic ipads.
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!
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.
Thank you to Ena and David for manning the stall too – you did a great job!
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!