Over the years, we have seen a rising burden of stroke, especially in the younger population. Stroke is not uncommon and unfortunately my family members were not spared from the statistics. I have personally witnessed how stroke affects the stroke survivors and their loved ones. Stroke affects not just the physical but also psychological and cognitive wellness. The journeys of stroke survivors and stroke caregivers can be challenging and the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) plays a key role in providing support, resources and information aiming to cater their various needs.
Over the years, SNSA has grown leaps and bounds. We have developed several robust key signature programs that offer support and help to re-integrate into society. One key program is the “befriending” programme” through which we will continue to reach out to more stroke survivors and caregivers. To facilitate with re-integration, we have also embarked activities involving sports like table-tennis and programmes for stroke survivors with specific needs like the “chit-chat café” for survivors with language difficulties. We will also continue to strengthen our partnerships with various organisations and agencies which is critical to our growth.
SNSA is privileged to be able to serve stroke survivors and their loved ones. Let’s put forward our best efforts as we stand together as advocates for the stroke community.
SNSA President, on behalf of the SNSA executive committee