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Stroke Awareness Week 2017

Nov 20, 2017News


Stroke Awareness Week Launch & Choir Recital Day

The launch of Stroke Awareness Week was held at Royal Rehab hospital in September and opened by the (Hon) Raymond Craig Williams, MP for Multiculturalism and Disability Services.

The theme for Stroke Awareness Week 2017 was ‘Stroke Survivors Celebrating Life’, so it seemed entirely appropriate to officially launch the day with the sounds of our combined Stroke Choirs from Newcastle, the Central Coast and Northern Beaches who sang ‘What a Wonderful World’. A big thank you to our choirs who travelled far to serenade us with their beautiful voices.

Stroke Survivors performed a variety of wonderful songs to the crowds enjoyment.

The choirs had been rehearsing for the special occasion.


Creating Connections Conference

Over 80 people attended the annual “Creating Connections” Stroke Forum at Burwood RSL on the Wednesday of Stroke Awareness Week 2017. It was a brilliant day which allowed Stroke survivors, carers and health professionals to get together and exchange ideas. A number of topics were covered topics including new advances in Stroke Treatment, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), My Aged Care and also Consumer Rights in relation to NDIS and My Aged Care.

The feedback from those attending on the day was very positive and thanks to everyone who submitted their review form, we have many great ideas for planning next years conference.

The conference welcomed many fantastic presenters from a range of backgrounds to discuss issues relevent to Stroke Survivors.

One highlight was Jennifer Jones’ Stroke Survival story, as presented with assistance from her Carer Belinda Harden

Governors Reception

On the Friday evening, The Stroke Recovery Association was delighted to attend a reception held at Government House Sydney, hosted by the wonderful His Excellency General the Honorable David Hurley AC, DSC. The evening was a fantastic way to finish Stroke Awareness Week and allowed guests to reflect on the importance of Stroke Recovery amongst friends, old and new. Guests joined in song accompanied by the lovely Mrs Linda Hurley. The celebrations were thoroughly enjoyed by all and left us eagerly looking forward to 2018!