Aphasia Awareness in June

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The more people who know what aphasia is, the easier the lives will be for those who live with it.

Aphasia awareness month is a great way to spend some time focusing on spreading the word ‘aphasia‘ around as much as possible.

In the UK:

About 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia – help our affiliate charity Say Aphasia educate 350,000 other people about aphasia. So that people who live with aphasia do not feel so alone, isolated and misunderstood.

Also use #Aphasia, #LivingwithAphasia to share our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.

In Devon:

Around 6,000 people in Devon have aphasia. Share awareness of how we support people and reduce their isolation through art. Our art project made from everyone in the group will be on show in an Exeter gallery. We’d love you to join in! Find our more contact us on 0791 232 0372

Staying smiling

We are missing seeing everyone but we keep smiling! Watch our film about us Living with Aphasia and all that we stand for. It has been so great to be able to support people through the isolation of the present situation.

Our weekly zoom meetings are keeping some of us connected and inspired with regular creative projects to share. Let us know if you’d like to join in.

It’s been great to have some inspiration from Magic Carpet and Exeter Phoenix Festival of Mental Health & Wellbeing.

How lovely to see Tony’s smiling face at our zoom meetings. His fabulous NHS Rainbow hat creation is definitely a show piece!

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Find our more about what we are doing on our Coronavirus Support page

Inspirational times during the Covid 19 times

We have been keeping our friendships going through zoom, telephone and post during this Covid 19 crisis. Our Creative Art group has been offering our support for the marvellous NHS and Carers too. Follow Magic Carpet art ideas too.

Keeping active is important so follow with Em’s exercises video too.

We hope you are all staying well and safe during this time.

Find more on our Coronavirus 19 support page.

Stand By Me

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 hope that you enjoy watching it!

Stay safe and well!

Coronavirus- stay safe and well

To keep people safe we will be pausing all of our activities until further notice. We will be working to keep people in touch with our social media channels. Twitter (@LivingAphasia), Instagram (livingwithaphasia_devon) and Facebook. LivingWithAphasiaGroup.

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Coronavirus is in the news everywhere! We want everybody to stay healthy and well during this coronavirus outbreak.

Keep up with the situation on the Stroke Association and the National Health websites. Also take a look at the latest aphasia friendly information from the BBC and follow the guidelines to keep safe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227

Keep well and keep in touch!

Hot off the Printer!

Nigel, from our group, has produced this fantastic graphic design for our t -towels. Nigel is a photographer and taught graphic design prior to his stroke. He says the design popped into his head during one of our Creative Art sessions by Magic Carpet.

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We love the powerful way it portrays aphasia.

To own one you just need to make a minimum donation of £5.00 to ‘Living with Aphasia’. Just message us for more details.