Stroke is the third most common cause of death in Australia and a leading cause of disability. About 55,000 Australians have strokes annually, 73% of these being first-ever strokes.
NSW Stroke Awareness Week held in the first week of September, it is an annual event that aims to increase awareness of Stroke in the community and to celebrate the achievements of the many survivors of stroke and their carers/families living in the community.
‘Recover, Regain and Reclaim’ is the theme of Stroke Awareness Week NSW and will be held from Monday 5th – Sunday 11th September 2022.
During thhis week, many Stroke Recovery Clubs/groups/choirs go out into their local community to fundraise, hold events and increase awareness of Stroke in their area.
Some events will be screened online, for futher information please click here
Stroke Recovery Clubs
Stroke Recovery Clubs are a meeting place for people to share their knowledge and experiences of Stroke. They provide an opportunity for group activities, speech practice, exercises, and outings. Clubs are an excellent source of companionship for all those affected by Stroke including family and carers.