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.

#FollowtheJacket

Our amazing “Life Jacket” is on the move to spread the word about aphasia! It’s mission is to display the hidden difficulties of the communication condition on the outside.

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First shown at our “Say without Words” exhibition on Exeter High Street

The “Life Jacket” was designed and made by our Creative Art Group (run by Magic Carpet). It’s travelled to the Stroke Conference in Cornwall and it now stands proudly in the foyer of Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub.

We aim to keep the jacket on the move around Devon for 2020 so watch this space and #followthejacket!

“Say without Words” exhibition

Our “Say without Words” exhibition at St Stephens church on the High street of Exeter was a resounding success. Our shared work of “Life Jacket” was central to our exhibition. It demonstrates how it feels to have aphasia and puts the hidden difficulties of this communication difficulty on show. The Life Jacket has already been to Cornwall with the Stroke Association conference and is planned to journey around Devon to help raise awareness of aphasia.Say without words
We also welcomed the Lord Mayor of Exeter to our exhibition of art that we created with Magic Carpet, the arts for wellbeing charity. It was great to be able to spread the word about aphasia!

Spreading the word!

Aphasia is a complicated condition and it can be difficult for people to understand the impact it can have on people’s lives. Aphasia can happen to anyone at any age. We are spreading the word about our vital support for the ongoing recovery from aphasia after stroke or brain injury.

It’s great to spread the word about aphasia and our charity in Devon Life magazine. Sandhy and Emily talk about their experience of communication difficulties and how our charity has supported them.

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Great article on aphasia and our charity, Living with Aphasia.

Celebrate with Living with Aphasia!

What a fantastic turn out we had for our 2nd year party! It was a great occasion to celebrate everything that we do. Thank you to everyone that came along to join us. Watch our video.

Plus we had a fantastic performance of the singing group with tarantulas! Our own Aphasia Song, written by Emily, rounded off our entertainment and, as always, Sam made sure we all had great fun with music and singing.

We had a taster of our art exhibition. The art work was previously shown at the Pheonix Art Centre in Exeter for a month in March and received much praise. Working with Magic Carpet has been a joy this year allowing us to “mess about ” with different artistic mediums to express ourselves.

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We welcome newcomers or visitors at any of our events over the year. We are all looking forward to another wonderful year of fun, support and friendship.