Members of the Camden Stroke Recovery Club.Next week is National Stroke Week, and to raise awareness of Australia’s second biggest killer Camden Stroke Recovery Club is hosting a photographic exhibition.
The theme of Stroke Week this year is ‘Challenge Stroke’, which Recovery Club organiser Christine Crooks said meant to challenge healthy people to be as aware as they can of the symptoms of stroke.
‘‘We’re challenging people to be active,’’ Mrs Crooks said.
‘‘The challenge is getting back into normal things after suffering from a stroke.’’
The Stroke Week Photographic Exhibition, to be held at Narellan Library on Thursday, September 11, will showcase images of the Recovery Club group engaging with life and returning to normalcy.
‘‘We’re showcasing some of the wonderful activities we’ve done with the Art Centre in Campbelltown and on our picnics at Mount Annan Botanic Gardens,’’ Mrs Crooks said.
‘‘We’re showing the group doing things — there’s one fantastic picture of one of the group in a motorised wheelchair towing another in a non-motorised wheelchair!
‘‘We’ve put together a celebration of the challenge our members have faced with stroke, and we show them laughing and smiling and getting back to life.’’
The Camden Stroke Recovery Club has been aligned with Narellan Library since 2005, and are grateful for all the support they have provided.
‘‘The Library is fabulous, they can’t do enough for us, they’re our partner in all things — they’ve been fantastic through the years.
‘‘We’re not a big group, many people who have suffered from stroke don’t want to go back and revisit the experience, but for others we help them to get back to their life.’’
The Stroke Week Photographic Exhibition will be on show at Narellan Library from 2pm on Thursday, September 11. National Stroke Week runs from Monday, September 8 to Sunday, September 14.
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