Volunteers help out with Living with Aphasia

Living with Aphasia is out and about again looking for volunteers!

We were at the Exeter University Volunteer Fair looking for helpers with all of our activities. It was fantastic to see Benita there – she was our volunteer last year for the Sing Aphasia group and her studies means that she can’t make this terms sessions. However, she was keen to help out at the fair and will hopefully be back next term. Thank you Benita!

It was great to recruit some more volunteers – especially as we are planning our 1st anniversary event on May 1st down at the Quayside. A sponsored walk so watch this space!

Always happy to hear from new helpers!

volunteer fair with Benita

 

Singing Success from Living with Aphasia

What a wonderful time everyone had at our first singing session.The very talented Sam from La La Choirs led the session with great singing success.Sam singing Success

We managed two and three part harmonies plus some lively singing. Everyone producing very decent musical sounds on our first go!

Sam adapted the musical demands for people living with aphasia so that everyone could relax and join in at their own level.

Thank you very much Sam and we will be back for more singing!

We meet for singing at the Mint Methodist Church on Fore Street on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00pm.

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Lovely times at our Drop In!

What a lovely time we had at our Drop In yesterday! Lots of friendly chat and laughter going on in the room.

Welcome to four new people with aphasia who came from Devon and Cornwall too!

Everyone had a chance to meet lovely Sam from La La Choirs.  We discussed having singing sessions on a regular basis.

Watch this space as this could be a picture of a Living with Aphasia choir in the future!!

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Lovely times La La choir

Singing with Aphasia Research Project

Great to help out with the “Singing for People with Aphasia” team from the Institute of Research, University of Exeter Medical School. Thank you Mark, Raff and Chris for all your hard work.

And good to meet the singing facilitators Anna, from the Plymouth Music Zone, and Sam from the La La Choirs. Lots of discussion about the benefits of singing for people with aphasia.

A fantastic project funded by The Stroke Association.

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