Latest Updates and Announcements
Latest Updates and Announcements
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association posted 3 photos.19 hours ago
AN UPCOMING EVENT
This Sat 19 Jan 2019,
11am - 2pm @ Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange Community Space.

Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) has a stroke awareness booth - to let Choa Chua Kang Residents know more about stroke, how to spot a stroke and think F.A.S.T.

Look out for SNSA and join us there.
#snsa #strokeawareness #spotstroke
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association4 days ago
Our upcoming Chit Chat Café is on Saturday 26 January 2019, 10am-12 noon.

Venue: St Luke’s Hospital
Level 3 Multi-purpose Hall
2 Bukit Batok Street 11 S659674
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok
Bus Interchange, take Bus No. 991
(Alight at the 4th stop - opp Bt Batok Presbyterian Church)

Expect lots of chit chat, music and games!
Registration is via QR code or https://goo.gl/forms/WllcwaAeLdvQ53zJ2

Please register and join us at The Chit Chat Cafe, the first Aphasia Support Network Event in Singapore for stroke survivors with aphasia and their caregivers, run by passionate speech therapist volunteers, organised by Singapore National Association.

Email aphasiasg@gmail.com for further inquiries.
Thank you!
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association posted 5 photos.5 days ago
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 10-11am @ Capital FM 95.8 - Live Mandarin Radio Interview with Evelyn Khoo, Speech and Language Therapist, on raising public awareness on aphasia and stroke, and SNSA Chit Chat Cafe - the aphasia network support group for stroke survivors with language disorders, together with caregivers. It’s a monthly session, every 4th Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm, at different venues.
#snsachitchatcafe #aphasiasupportgroup
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association posted 5 photos.1 week ago
Sat 5 Jan 2019, 10am-12.30pm.
SNSA LIFE After Stroke @ NTUC Silver Circle.
Expressive Mindfulness by Vincent Yong, Danspire International, Moving on from Stroke by Christopher Kuah, Principal Occupational Therapist, Caregiver’s Support Group by Ann Tan & Jane Koe, & Stroke Support Group sharing led by Poh Choo
#SNSA #lifeafterstroke #ntuchealthsilvercircleserangoon #CSG #SSG

Participants’ Feedback - LIFE@Serangoon, 5/1

John Liew, Stroke Survivor
“Today I have attended a fruitful session with Vincent Yong’s Creative therapeutic dance and movement followed by Christopher Kuah’s talks on managing our body and limbs to handle challenges and limitation after stroke. Both sessions have proven to be very educational and interesting to most of us. During the stroke survivor sharing session , stroke survivors bravely share their life experiences on how to manage life after stroke and give encouraging words to comfort the rest. It is also heartening to know that through this kind of session and sharing, some stroke survivors are now befriender and regain their confidence to step forward to share and put their past behind them. SNSA, Poh Choo and team continue your good efforts.”

Aanandha Rajah, Stroke Survivor
“I was very happy to attend the 2.5 hour session today at Life @ Serangoon:
1. Vincent Yong was outstanding as he taught us you can do movement exercises anytime and he was extremely motivating
2. Chris was equally motivating and made me want to go and see my Physiotherapist/ OT again after 3 years lapse.
Both of them gave me new impetus to increase my drive to carry on my recovery efforts
The physio Shamini gave us valuable tips to each Jackie and I.
The Stroke Support Group - sharing of other stroke patients gave us good understanding that we can keep in touch and be a community to help each other .”

Eddie Tan, Stroke Survivor & Wife Karen, his caregiver.
“Today is my first time, attending Life @serangoon with my wife. It is a very encouraging one and I learned quite alot today especially during the exercise session with Vincent. My wife also find it very interesting at the Caregivers Support Group, where she will join me in the future programme.”
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association posted 4 photos.2 weeks ago
Sat 29 Dec 2018, 2-4pm Session 4 (last). Healing Strokes: Art Therapy (Part 1) is a four-session art therapy programme organised by the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) with the aim of enhancing and strengthening the coping skills and well-being of stroke survivors.
Facilitator: Ms Jun Lee Jun Shan is a registered Art Therapist (AThR) and Social Worker (RSW).

Participants comments:
Yin Kim Khew, stroke survivor
“They are good and meaningful sessions. The sessions help the stroke suvivor to look at their internal self. Encourage them to be strong and accept the stroke. Walk out of the dark and down period. Face the future more confidently.”

Lilian Hong, stroke survivor
“Overall, very good well done. Reduce my stress & mental health treatment, I learned the bright side of life.”

John Liew, stroke survivor
“The sessions inspire and motivate our inner self to walk out from our past to face the reality. It encourages us to make friends with our fellow stroke survivors, mingle around and to share our life experiences to cope with life after stroke. Through drawings and group presentation, it motivates one’s creativity and most importantly it boosts the morale and affirm our self worth. The encouragement from the team during the art therapy session has proven how love and care can be natured and further gave hope and encouragement to all to stay positive towards life after stroke. Kudos to the SNAS’s team, Art Therapist and my heartfelt appreciation goes to each one of them for taking their valuable time to support us.”

Loh Meng Seng, stroke caregiver to wife Malin.
“Malin was able to appreciate the fact that she is not alone. There are other stroke survivors too. Besides family support she realised that such interaction with other stroke survivors gave her a new experience and motivation to get well too. Another positive outcome was her art expression of sunshine, sea waves and flowers which she aimed for fuller recovery to ‘Enjoy Life’ with her caregiver and family loved ones.
We like to be involved in other future activities organised by SNSA. The course is well conducted by the passionate teacher Ms Jun and the capable administrator Poh Choo.”
Singapore National Stroke Association
Singapore National Stroke Association3 weeks ago
Tue 25 Dec 2018 -
SNSA Chit Chat Cafe made the news on Christmas Day - The Straits Times Newspaper Home Section full page.

It has been heartening to hear from family and friends who wish to learn more about Aphasia and how they want to help out with the Chit Chat Cafe.

This would not be possible without the strong support of these passionate speech therapists, music therapists & other healthcare professionals.

This is the first ever Aphasia Support Network platform in Singapore for stroke survivors with acquired communication disorders.

Happening every 4th Saturday of the month, the next Chit Chat Cafe session will be happening on 26th January 2019 @ Bukit Batok.

Please email aphasiasg@gmail.com if you wish to find out more about the event for somebody with Aphasia or would like to volunteer for/ sponsor the project!

#SNSA #aphasia #volunteering #chitchatcafe
 
Singapore Patient Action Awards 2017

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Board (LIFE After Stroke Programme)

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2017 Singapore Patient Engagement Initiative Award

15 Jul 17 Life in the North

15 Jul – Life in the North today saw our participants Move to K-pop as a fun workout, as well as designing their own pouches to take home!

Design your pouch by Grace.

Design your pouch by Grace.

Design your pouch by Grace.

Design your pouch by Grace.

Design your pouch by Grace.

Design your pouch by Grace.

The completed pouches.

The completed pouches.

Exercise - Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Exercise – Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Exercise - Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Exercise – Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Exercise - Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Exercise – Move to K-pop by Marilyn.

Cool down after the exercise

Cool down after the exercise

Cool down after the exercise

Cool down after the exercise

08 Jul – Start of Healing Strokes: Art Therapy programme for stroke survivors.

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SNSA Stroke Self Management Programme – 01 July 17

SNSA Stroke Self Management Programme ended their last session this morning

Completed their session with their certificates - missing Alan & Andrew.

Completed their session with their certificates – missing Alan & Andrew.

Completed their session with their certificates - missing Alan & Andrew.

Completed their session with their certificates – missing Alan & Andrew.

Finishing their last session.

Finishing their last session.

Finishing their last session.

Finishing their last session.

With pot-luck.

With pot-luck.

LIFE After Stroke 01 July 17 (Photos & Video)

LIFE After Stroke on 1 July – Stroke survivors enjoyed and learnt fun Zumba exercise to stay active, followed by DIY pouch making session. Check out their handiwork

 

Stroke Support Group - Glads shares her stroke journey.

Stroke Support Group – Glads shares her stroke journey.

Stroke Support Group - Glads shares her stroke journey.

Stroke Support Group – Glads shares her stroke journey.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

Showing off their completed pouch design.

LIFE After Stroke - DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke – DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke - DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke – DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke - DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke – DIY Pouch with Grace

LIFE After Stroke - Zumba with Shamala

LIFE After Stroke – Zumba with Shamala

LIFE After Stroke - Zumba with Shamala

LIFE After Stroke – Zumba with Shamala

LIFE After Stroke - Zumba with Shamala

LIFE After Stroke – Zumba with Shamala

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More photos of River Safari Outing

Photos taken by Michael Yap, SNSA member and stroke survivor on SNSA outing to River Safari, 22 June 2017

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SNSA Outing to River Safari – 22 June 2017

SNSA stroke survivors, caregivers and volunteers had a fun and exciting outing to River Safari today!

Isaac & Andrew

Isaac & Andrew

Michelle & Angeline

Michelle & Angeline

Lai Seng

Lai Seng

Kai Yee & Philip

Kai Yee & Philip

Michael Yap

Michael Yap

Enthi & Angie

Enthi & Angie

Elsie & Mill

Elsie & Mill

Isaac & Andrew

Isaac & Andrew

Angeline

Angeline

Mr & Mrs Wong

Mr & Mrs Wong

Michael & Mary

Michael & Mary

Mr Song & Alice

Mr Song & Alice

Volunteer Farah with Michael

Volunteer Farah with Michael

Boon Tiong & Friend

Boon Tiong & Friend

Looks like rambutans but not.

Looks like rambutans but not.

Red panda

Red panda

Isaac, Andrew & Boon Tiong

Isaac, Andrew & Boon Tiong

Glimpse of stork

Glimpse of stork

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Get-together

Get-together

Start of the journey

Start of the journey

All aboard to River Safari outing.

All aboard to River Safari outing.

All aboard to River Safari outing.

All aboard to River Safari outing.

All aboard to River Safari outing.

All aboard to River Safari outing.

Group family shot of stroke survivors, stroke caregivers & volunteers

Group family shot of stroke survivors, stroke caregivers & volunteers

Bridge to the river cruise

Bridge to the river cruise

Michael Quek

Michael Quek

LIFE in the North 17 June 17

Exercise: Throwback to 60s-80s by volunteer PT Kelly, and talk on Falls Prevention at Home by Xin Hui, volunteer OT. 18 participants attended this session.

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11 June 17 – Mandarin Stroke Talk for Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society
Dr Jocelyn Thio's talk on Stroke Awareness

Dr Jocelyn Thio’s talk on Stroke Awareness

Anthony Quek shares his stroke journey.

Anthony Quek shares his stroke journey.

Anthony Quek shares his stroke journey.

Anthony Quek shares his stroke journey.

Speakers & supporters of the stroke awareness talk.

Speakers & supporters of the stroke awareness talk.

More questions from participants for our speakers Dr Jocelyn Thio & Anthony Quek after the Talk.

More questions from participants for our speakers Dr Jocelyn Thio & Anthony Quek after the Talk.

Dr Jocelyn Thio's talk on Stroke Awareness

Dr Jocelyn Thio’s talk on Stroke Awareness

LIFE After Stroke 03 June 2017
Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Move to K-pop by Marilyn, volunteer physiotherapist

Rehabilitation after stroke by Dr Loh Yong Joo

Rehabilitation after stroke by Dr Loh Yong Joo

Rehabilitation after stroke by Dr Loh Yong Joo

Rehabilitation after stroke by Dr Loh Yong Joo

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Caregiver Support Group - Counsellors Joel & Samira

Caregiver Support Group – Counsellors Joel & Samira

Caregiver Support Group - Counsellors Joel & Samira

Caregiver Support Group – Counsellors Joel & Samira

Caregiver Support Group - Counsellors Joel & Samira

Caregiver Support Group – Counsellors Joel & Samira

Stroke Support Group - Mak Kwa Fai, stroke survivor.

Stroke Support Group – Mak Kwa Fai, stroke survivor.

Stroke Support Group - Mak Kwa Fai, stroke survivor.

Stroke Support Group – Mak Kwa Fai, stroke survivor.