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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Fantastic Cake Sale at the quayside

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Living with Aphasia had a great turn out for our fantastic cake sale down at the quayside. Sandhy set out her great wine or water game ( with a few happy people winning!).

There were loads of delicious cakes, books and plants on sale.

We had lovely donations of cakes from Exeter Cookery School and Greens of Devon plus wine from The Prospect Inn and Bar Venizia. Big thank you to Venezia for accommodating us so well on the day and great coffee too!

It was great to see friends from the hospital and community too. fantastic Cake salefantastic Cake salefantastic Cake sale      A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the day

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Good news and sad news

Emily walking good news sad news aphasiaThere was a mixture of good news and sad news at our Drop In group this week.

It was fantastic to see Emily walking into our Drop In this week. She has been working hard on her movement and is making steady progress – well done Emily.

That is the good news!


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The sad news is that Simon is leaving us to move back to London. Simon has been a regular attender for a few years and we will all miss his cheery smile and sense of humour.

We wish him all the best and hope to see him when he visits Devon again.

Read more about our Drop In group here


Living with Aphasia Charity Working Together

Thank you to the South West Stroke Group for inviting us, the Living with Aphasia charity, to talk at their inaugural meeting this week. The SW Stroke Group was set up for speech and language therapists working with stroke patients in this area. It’s aim is to encourage the sharing of information and good practice in the field of stroke management.

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It was a great opportunity to talk about how Living with Aphasia works with the local speech and language therapy department to improve the lives of people with aphasia.

It was also a chance to discuss how to continue developing joint working and sharing of resources.

A very positive meeting – thank you!

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Thank you to Michael for a great talk

Thank you to Micheal who gave us a really interesting talk last week on his work. Micheal was the head of the Prison Officers Union and explained some of the work they have done over the years.

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He has worked tirelessly on his presentation with Carolyn, his speech and language therapist. It was definitely a success!

Since then Michael has come along to one of our Aphasia Awareness talks in the community and is looking forward to getting more involved in this type of work.

Find out more about our Drop In here

Carolyn works within the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Speech and Language Service. See the RDHE here

Fundraising to enjoy this summer!

Living with Aphasia are busy planning fundraising events for the summer!

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Come along to our cake stall down at the Quayside on 5th August – but if you can’t make that date then you can get another chance at the Topsham Charter Day on Saturday 26th August from 3-5pm.

Topsham Charter Day is a great event where the high street at Topsham is closed to traffic so everyone can enjoy a day of events and stalls.

We have a book and cake stall organised so please do pop along to see us all and buy some goodies.

Donations of books or cakes are very welcome and can be collected prior to the weekend event. Please contact Barbara on 0791232 0372