Latest Updates and Announcements
Latest Updates and Announcements

Notice

As an update to the Notice posted on 11 July 2021, a police report has been made by SNSA regarding the false statements. The case is currently under investigation.

We would like to thank our members who have expressed their support and confidence in SNSA. 

Please reach out to the Exco at contact@snsa.org.sg for any clarification or further information.

Posted on: 2 August 2021

Notice

It has come to our attention that there is a WhatsApp message sent by an individual making false statements about SNSA.

As a charity and an Institution of Public Character (IPC), we are rigorously governed by and have complied with all statutory, charity, and IPC regulations.

SNSA is subjected to regular audits by external auditors and the Ministry of Health. We categorically deny that we are under any investigation by the authorities. Our audited financial statements and annual reports are posted on our website (www.snsa.org.sg) and are available to the public.

SNSA is managed by an elected Executive Committee (Exco) who are all volunteers and are not remunerated for their service. The allegation that the Exco is rewarded after their term is totally untrue.

The message also alleges that a founding committee member has left the SNSA because of improprieties by the Exco and because SNSA is under investigation. This allegation is completely false.

SNSA’s key mission is to support stroke survivors, including in the hospitals and after they are discharged. We have established partnerships and good working relationships with the hospitals. The allegation that SNSA has been banned from NHG or any hospitals is both untrue and mischievous.

We are concerned that these many false and unfounded allegations will undermine the reputation and integrity of both the Exco members personally and SNSA and will make it difficult for SNSA to carry out its duties. We are considering appropriate legal action and urge the sender to withdraw these allegations immediately.

The Ministry of Health and the National Council of Social Service are being informed of this development.

Please reach out to the Exco at contact@snsa.org.sg for any clarification or further information.

Posted on: 11 July 2021

 
SNSA charity show 2020

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Don’t Give Up

It was past midnight at 1:00am in 2016 that changed Rosli Hadi’s entire life.

At home, in his bed sleeping soundly, he woke up in the middle of the night, feeling a little off and experiencing numbness in his limbs and body. Brushing it off as a day of tiredness, Rosli went back to bed. The next thing he knew, he was waking up in an ambulance on his way to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital (KTPH).

Diagnosed with hemorrhagic (bleeding in the brain) stroke, Rosli was drifting in and out of sleep in the stroke ward. Fortunately, he made a good recovery, and was discharged after 51 days. Before his stroke, Rosli was a dispatch motorbike rider. However, he would never have thought that night in 2016 was the last he would ever ride a motorbike.

 

Post-Stroke

After stroke, Rosli found his new calling as a befriender to new stroke patients. At the recommendation of his doctor, Rosli became a befriender at the stroke ward. During his volunteering, he was introduced to Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) through the befriending team. Despite his initial scepticism, he was surprised when he realised how much more stroke survivors are open to listening and taking advice from fellow survivors and caregivers.

Rosli joined the SNSA team in Yishun Community Hospital (YCH) and till today has continue to be a befriender. He drops by anytime he could – in the gym to motivate and support fellow survivors, in the stroke ward to speak and listen with them. He became an inspiration when they saw him walking and talking. They feel more motivated, less depressed and are encouraged that they too will recover. 

 

 

Rosli Hadi (Centre)

In 2018, his efforts were recognised when Rosli Hadi was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Awards (HHA) in the volunteer category in YCH. 

 

Struggles

Faced with sudden disability, many will feel discouraged but Rosli stayed positive. Apart from physical impairment, Rosli was also affected by anxiety and other emotional problems. His physical disability was obvious, but his emotional disability remained unseen. His close shave with death resulted in claustrophobia and a fear of going out of the house. 

 

Stepping Out

With time, Rosli learnt to step out of his stroke and fear. Very aptly in 2017, he joined his first Stepping Out For Stroke (SOFS) and the Purple Parade with another fellow stroke survivor in Ang Mo Kio Park. To get to the venue, they needed to climb an overhead bridge. It was the first time he had climbed stairs outside of the physiotherapy sessions in the hospital. The task proved to be daunting for the newly discharged stroke survivor but he did it

 

If he can climb, I can climb,” Rosli recounts the experience. 

 

Through this encounter, Rosli came to better terms with his new situation. Undoubtedly, there are certain tasks which stroke survivors will have challenges performing after their stroke. Yet for Rosli, he treats it as an opportunity to discover what he is now capable of. He continually explores and discovers new things he can and wants to do, and in his journey, he picked up new knowledge including IT and computer literacy skills.

What could be the secret for his quick recovery? Rosli’s advice for stroke survivors is to stay positive, take all prescribed medications timely, to take care of their health and follow all doctors’ and therapists’ instructions. For caregivers, continue to remain patient, encouraging, and supportive. 

 

 

Rosli Hadi (Left)

 

Most importantly? As he has always believed, 

 

“Jangan putus asa – don’t give up.”

 

Stepping Out For Stroke (SOFS) is an annual stroke awareness event by SNSA for the stroke community in Singapore. In line with SNSA’s Support, Awareness & Advocacy mission, SOFS strives to raise awareness and funds for stroke survivors and educate the public on stroke. This year in 2020, SOFS is online and you can register via: www.snsa.org.sg/virtual-walk 

 

Stroke Survivor: Rosli Hadi

Interviewed & written by: Gladys Ang

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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