Past Events

Sunday, August 6 – LTSA

Maura Silverman held our bi-monthly Learn to Speak Aphasia course for family and friends, designed to improve communications skills for interactions with people with aphasia.

Friday, June 23, 2017 – Flashback Friday

Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual signature event! A great night of music through the decades was had by all. We are humbled by the great turnout and support  you have shown.  We’d also  like to thank our sponsors.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Legislative Day

Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited held Legislative Awareness Day at the North Carolina General Assembly to expand awareness of aphasia with elected officials from across North Carolina.  Governor Cooper declared June as Aphasia Awareness Month in NC and the Proclamation.
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LTSA Announcement 2017_01_22Sun, May 7, 2017 – LTSA

Maura Silverman held our bi-monthly Learn to Speak Aphasia course for family and friends, designed to improve communications skills for interactions with people with aphasia.

Sun, April 30, 2017 – TAPTalk

TAP Unlimited was so happy to have hosted attorney, Jackie Bedard. Her talk was so IMPORTANT and I strongly encourage you consider attending one of the FREE seminars that she offers at her office here in Cary. It will be well worth your time. Here’s the link:
https://www.carolinafep.com/

Wed, April 5th, 2017 – LuLa Roe 

Thank you for your support at our first LuLa Roe clothing fundraiser. We hope you enjoy their clothing as much as we do!

 

tap talks feb 2017 Andy EllisSun, February 12, 2017 – TAPTalk

Thank you to Andy Ellis, author of The Dangers of Pimento Cheese, for sharing his story of stroke survival with many from the TAP Community and beyond.

imagesThurs, February 2 – City Barbeque

Thank you for your support while joining friends and family for a night of barbeque. Thank you also to City Barbeque for hosting such a generous fundraising event.

Wine and Design Jan 2017Sun January 29 – TAP Wine & Paint

This weekend, Debbie Kelley invited a group of friends and TAP supporters to come out to paint and enjoy some social time!  They had 11 active participants paint a “carved birch tree”  With the help of Nancy East (an art teacher),  participants choose a background color and than used a technique to  create the image of birch trees.  Some included snow and “carved” their initials on the tree trunk .

Thank you Debbie, Nancy and all of the wonderful people  who joined in the fun!

LTSA Announcement 2017_01_22Sun, Jan 22, 2017 – LTSA

Maura Silverman held our bi-monthly Learn to Speak Aphasia course for family and friends, designed to improve communications skills for interactions with people with aphasia.

Holiday Open House FlyerSun, Dec 4, 2016 – Holiday Party

The office was beautiful and busy at this year’s annual TAP Holiday party. Everyone enjoyed the refreshments and camaraderie throughout the evening. Thank you all for a great event!

Panera flyerThurs, Nov 17, 2016 – Panera

A great big thank you to all of you who came out for this month’s percentage night event! We would also like to thank Panera for the generosity in hosting.

tap talks oct 2016 dr park
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 – TAPTalk

We were thrilled to host Dr. Jongbae J. Park KMD, PhD, L.Ac Associate Professor Director of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, Center for Translational Pain Medicine to discuss Acupuncture after stroke and brain injury.

LTSA october 2016Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 – LTSA

Maura Silverman held our bi-monthly Learn to Speak Aphasia course for family and friends, designed to improve communications skills for interactions with people with aphasia.

Thurs, Sept 22, 2016 – Patrick Jane’s

Thank you for your support of TAP at this fundraiser. It was a great success!

Owners Ngaire “Jane” and Kevin “Patrick” are committed to more than just fresh, locally grown foods and excellence in customer service. They are also committed to the Community!

groove and gille banner picturesFriday, June 24, 2016 – Annual Signature Event

Everyone enjoyed a night of food, friends, and fun at our annual signature event. We are once again humbled and honored by the great turnout and support shown by friends of TAP. Thank you for your continued generosity. We’d also  like to thank our sponsors.

IMG_2305Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – Legislative Day

Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited held Legislative Awareness Day at the North Carolina General Assembly to expand awareness of aphasia with elected officials from across North Carolina.  The Governor declared June as Aphasia Awareness Month in NC and the Proclamation will be presented at a Press Conference.
See the WRAL article…
See the NC Health News Article…

TAPRoots Plantsale Info

Saturday, June 4 – TAPRoots Plant Sale

TAP’s garden group (newly renamed TAPRoots) enjoyed hosting its annual plant sale this weekend.

 

Wednesday, June 1st – Cisco Carolinas Partner Appreciation Golf Tournament

IMG_2233TAP enjoyed a morning promoting TAP and Aphasia Awareness at Cisco Carolinas Partner Appreciation golf tournament in Pinehurst, NC, where Board Member and TAP client Shawn Fleck brought aphasia to life, sharing his story to 150+ businessmen and women.

taptalks may 2016Tuesday, May 17th – TAP TALKS

Thank you to Dr. Adam Jacks of UNC-Chapel Hill (Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences) and our esteemed TAP Research Committee Co-Chair here at TAP Unlimited. We enjoyed the discussion about research and novel treatments for people with aphasia.

Wednesday March 16 – March Madness with Papa John’s. What a successful event! Thank you all for your support. TAP raised over $1000 with this event.

Sunday March 20  – TAP MBBB_Keyart_USMovie & Popcorn Night – My Beautiful Broken Brain (6:30 – 8:30)

We hope you enjoyed the night out with TAP! If you were unable to join us but still want to see it, you can find it streaming on Netflix. View the official trailer and increase awareness by spreading the word!

stroke diaryTuesday March 29 – Thomas G. Broussard Jr. Ph.D. came to TAP and spoke about his book, Stroke Diary: A Primer for Aphasia Therapy. What a wonderful turnout – thank you everyone for joining us!

 

Thursday April 28 – City Barbecue Percentage Day

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed a barbecue dinner while supporting a great cause!  City Barbecue donated a percentage of its proceeds to Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited.


Nomination for the Charitable Partners Award

The Triangle Aphasia Project, Unlimited was recently recognized with a nomination for the Charitable Partners Award by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. It is a great honor to be nominated for this prestigious award and it speaks to our efforts to provide a community based service program for our clients, as well as an educational and advocacy purpose in the general business community. The nominees were presented to the Chamber members and community businesses at a special luncheon on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at the Excellence Awards Program.

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TAP, Unlimited welcomed David Dow

David Dow David Dow had a massive stroke when he was just ten years old. His story of perseverance and recovery will inspire you! Hear how David, along with friend and fellow stroke survivor, Christine Higgins, used their struggle with aphasia to help others through a unique online support group called Aphasia Recovery Connection.David recently became an author, as he shares his journey with an aphasia friendly easy reader book called Brain Attack.
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Self-advocacy

This week we are focusing on self-advocacy! We need to take our healthcare and our rehabilitation journey into our own hands! Remember, you will care more about your getting better than anyone else!

Week At A Glance

  • Do you carry a card that says you have aphasia?
  • Does your home have a sticker on the front and back door/window noting that someone has aphasia?
  • Do you have a visor card for your car should you be pulled over or have an accident?

We don’t like to think it could happen to us, or someone we love, … but emergencies DO occur. And if you have aphasia, it is complicated by the communication barrier. If the person you love with aphasia has a medical event (i.e. becomes ill, has a seizure, etc.)… you will be asked for basic medical information.

Please make a form that you can use ( Example Of Medical Summary). Leave a copy in your purse and several copies in your health binder. It saves you from repeating yourself and reduces the likelihood of errors.

Medic-Alert jewelry or Road ID are other good options (www.roadid.com)

These things are available to you from TAP and are strongly encouraged! Please ask your group leader or email Maura English Silverman (maura@aphasiaproject.org) if we can help!
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Music Therapy KickOff
drummingOur Music Therapy KickOff was a huge success… we have started a weekly therapy group, so check it out!
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