NEW! Westman Aphasia 2020 Annual Report

Posted:07/07/2021

 

See how we made it through 2020!

2020 Annual Report (published June 17, 2021)



NEW! Westman Aphasia Book Lending Library

Posted:06/07/2021

 

Westman Aphasia is celebrating Aphasia Awareness Month by offering a list of books available to borrow from us. These books will help increase awareness of aphasia, provide insight to the personal experience of aphasia, and give families, caregivers, and persons with aphasia the knowledge needed to improve the ability to become a better advocate for loved ones with aphasia and improve the quality of life for individuals with aphasia.

Click on this link Book lending library to see the list of available books 

To borrow a book, please email Glenda at gandzag@gmail.com



Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program

Posted:06/27/2021


The COVID-19 pandemic brings a high level of stress and anxiety as it rapidly changes the way we work, socialize and live. Mental health virtual therapy can help Manitobans age 16 or older who are coping with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and includes two free virtual counselling sessions and modules that
provide cognitive behavioral therapy.

Province of Manitoba | Virtual Therapy (gov.mb.ca)



WAI Monthly Supported Conversation Groups (virtual)

Posted:09/09/2020

 

Fees are $20 per person for Westman region participants, and $25 per person for those who live outside of the Westman region. 

For more information or to sign up for a session, Please email brustslp@mymts.net. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis. 

We hope to “see” you there!!

Due to the current  pandemic, all Supported Conversation Group sessions are held virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing.



WAI Monthly Caregiver Support Group (virtual)

Posted:09/16/2020


WAI’s Caregiver Support Group offers caregivers, families, and friends of a person who has aphasia a safe, comforting, and welcoming forum to talk about specific challenges, including psychosocial issues, that come with caring for and about their loved one.
For information or to sign up for a session, please email gandzag@gmail.com

Fees are $20 for caregiver participants who live in the Westman region, and $25 for caregiver participants who live outside of the Westman area.

Because of the current pandemic, all Caregiver Support Group sessions are held virtually via Zoom Video Conferencing.



Upcoming United Way Brandon & District Events

Posted:05/05/2021

 

United Way Brandon & District has something for everyone in the community! See what they’ve got going on…just double-click on the link below…

https://www.brandonuw.ca/events 



Aphasia: Communicating Through Barriers

Posted:12/01/2019

Do you have aphasia or know someone who does and has difficulty accessing helpful information and services? Unfortunately there is discrimination for individuals with aphasia in the community due to lack of knowledge and assumptions of substance impairment and that makes it difficult for this population when accessing services such as transportation.

Look for this Aphasia: Communicating Through Barriers poster* all over Brandon and let us know how we can help.

*This poster was created and developed by Brandon University 4th year Bachelor of Nursing students Abbie O’Neill and Carly Leverington, who attended WAI’s full day workshop Let’s Talk Aphasia on November 16.


March of Dimes Aphasia Connect Virtual Groups

Posted:06/18/2020


Presented by the March of Dimes (MOD) Virtual Activities, these online virtual events are hosted on the Zoom web conferencing network. MOD’s After Stroke Virtual Activities page also includes information on how to use Zoom for computers with and without built-in microphones.

Join people with aphasia and other communication disorders in a guided conversation. An opportunity to meet new people and stay connected. Registration is required. 

https://afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca/news-events/after-stroke-virtual-activities

There are also virtual resources such as webinars, connection groups and peer support recorded sessions specifically for Caregivers:

https://afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca/stroke-recovery/caregivers

For more information or questions, email afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca or call 1.888.540.6666.