EVA Park was demonstrated to a group of Stroke Association volunteers, fundraisers and donors as part of a legacy event at the wonderfully Christmas-y Goddard’s House & Garden – home of the chocolate orange!
The event included talks from the Goddard’s House history team and Stroke Association legacy team. Dr Rebecca Palmer spoke about stroke and aphasia and technology use in rehabilitation. Paula & John Smejka gave a heartfelt presentation on their experience of stroke & aphasia, and John talked about his experience of being a participant in EVA Park. John then helped to demonstrate EVA Park to the delegates, showing them how to use the technology and have a virtual conversation.
It was a great opportunity for the EVA team to make more links with people with aphasia, volunteers and coordinators in the north of England. The event enabled a wider group of people to become aware of EVA Park and everyone appeared to have fun having a go for the first time.
The EVA Park groups project will be running groups in the North West from April 2018.