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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Read more about our Drop In Group

Read more about Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre

 

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

Celebrating 100 years with Don!

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. Celebrating 100 years aphasia

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!Celebrating 100 years aphasia

 

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

 

 

 

 

Our Launch Party!

Living with Aphasia Stroke Support group Exeter DevonOur launch party on the 6th June was a great success! Over 50 people came along to celebrate the beginning of our charity. It was great too see people who had helped us along the journey such as printers, website developers, and designers and to see our finished website and banners in situ.launch living with aphasia stroke exeter devon

Living with Aphasia welcomed lots of visitors from local stroke groups and it was lovely to have a space for Laura from The Stroke Association to meet and people too. People involved in research from the University of Exeter came along too plus other related professionals.

Overall lots of cake and tea was consumed and lots more connections and friendships formed. The charity will no doubt build on this success – with one of it’s aims being to continue to enjoy more conversation over cake!

For more information about what we do go here   living with aphasia stroke launch exeter devon