New wellness centre for stroke survivors in Redhill

SINGAPORE - Charity organisation Stroke Support Station has set up a new wellness centre in Redhill to help ease stroke survivors back to normal life and even work.

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong officially opened the new centre on Tuesday (May 17). It is located in the Enabling Village, which also houses Singapore's first inclusive preschool with programmes for special needs children.

The new centre runs activities to help stroke survivors regain mobility, such as modified tai-chi and sports.

It also supports them psychologically through programmes such as breathing and relaxation exercises.

Mr Gan lauded the new centre's strong base of volunteers, saying: "We need to develop ways of making best use of our limited resources to ensure that our care systems are sustainable."

He added that this could pave the way towards a "more cost-effective and sustainable model of care".

The new wellness centre also provides services for caregivers of those who have had a stroke, including sharing and group counselling sessions.