Making Friends and Connection!

We are delighted to announce our connection to Say Aphasia, a charity in Brighton.

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Led by Colin Lyall, SayAphasia is a thriving group of people making a difference for the lives of people with this frustrating and little known condition in the Sussex area.

They have groups in Hove, Chicester and Crawley.

With the closure of the Connect charity in 2016 many Aphasia support groups all over the country have been left with no help, support or infrastructure. SayAphasia wants to change that.

They have linked with the Sheffield Aphasia group and now we are affiliated too! Our network and connection of support is growing across the country!

Read all about our news on the quarterly SayAphasia newsletter.

See more about what we do at Living with Aphasia 

 

 

 

Aphasia Art fun and creative experts!

Our first block of art sessions has been great fun!art fun aphasia

The sessions were led by Stuart from Magic Carpet. We produced some fantastic collage work over the four weeks. The collage started with simple design and over the weeks became more complex. People have amazed themselves in their creative abilities! It has been a great opportunity for quiet contemplation and expression of ideas and thoughts in artistic ways. We are looking forward to our next block of Aphasia Art!

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Sing Aphasia performs again.

The Sing Aphasia gang performs again at Mardon Rehabilitation Centre Summer Fete and thanks so much for the invitation to show off our singing skills!Mardon sing again performs

We are lucky to work closely with the team at Mardon for many of our activities. Simon, who is currently staying at Mardon, has been practicing furiously and giving Mardon staff sneak previews of his performance before hand! On the day it was great, Simon!simon performs aphasia sing

What a great time we all had! It was the first performance of Emily’s Aphasia song, “A Wordy Mixed Up World” and lovely to have the audience joining in. We were also sad to say goodbye to our amazing volunteer, Benita. Her support and singing has made a massive difference to the Sing Aphasia group and we will all miss her. Thank you Benita!

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Express yourself through visual media!

What a great opportunity to express yourself!

People with communication difficulties can express themselves through visual media whilst building up creative skills too.

Living with Aphasia has teamed up with Magic Carpet to bring art sessions to add to our activities.

Magic Carpet is a local charity in Devon. They work to inspire creativity and well being though creative arts.

Find out more about our art sessions.

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Thank you to Chalk + Ward cycling!

Chalk & Ward thank you cylingWhat a cycling achievement!     Thank you!

Chalk + Ward, a marketing/advertising agency in Exeter chose a energetic way to celebrate their 20th anniversary of trading. By cycling 90 miles in 7 hours!

Supported by the local group, the Bad Lodgers, they went from Bristol to Exeter raising money for 2 charities, Living with Aphasia and Magic Carpet.

The route started at the Colston Tower in Bristol where Chalk + Ward started their business and ended at Exeter where the company is now based. Their epic ride passed through the beautiful Cheddar Gorge. Maybe they didn’t get to see much of that as they whizzed through! They looked exhausted but very happy at the end! Well done!

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Cooking Fun with Jim at Exeter Cookery School

Cooking can be tricky with aphasia – following recipes and using only one hand can make for difficult times – so it was fantastic to have a session with Exeter Cookery School to build confidence and skills. cooking

It was enormous fun to cook with Jim. His humour, patience and skill inspired us all to be the best – “Chef” was a buzzword for the morning! We made bread and scones and enjoyed a cream tea after all our efforts.cooking

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cookingThank you so much, Jim – we could be back!

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