Stroke Clubs

Stroke Clubs

Stroke Clubs improve the lives of those affected by stroke every community.

There are varied and innovative activity programmes delivered by dedicated organisers and volunteers, the Stroke Clubs make a huge difference to the quality of life for local stroke people. At the same time, it offers carers respite time knowing their loved ones are in a safe and comfortable environment.

All the Stroke Clubs in the region are affiliated with the Stroke Central Region Inc. They are run by local volunteers. These are people with a heart for the community and often have a personal relation with Stroke.

Members are encouraged to participate in detailing programmes for the clubs and assist in their operation.

There are a number of new groups in our community and we are always lookingfor new ideas. If you would like to be involved or set up a new group, please contact us and we can help.

Ideas for new groups:

  • Coffee Groups - a great way to meet new people in an informal setting (good for all age groups)
  • Young Stroke Groups - we need more of these, all it takes is a handful of people to get it going.
  • Games group - games can vary from Boccia to card games or even the odd quiz
  • Activity Groups - anything from walking to swimming 

Central Hawkes Bay Support Group

Barbara Haycock  06 857 8544, Meets 4th Thursday bi- monthly, at the Meeting Room, Swimming Complex, Waipukurau.

Programme Information:

Hastings Stroke Club

Meetings 3rd Friday of each month 10.30am at Brittany House Hall, 221 Wolseley Street, Hastings. Contact: Chair. Tony Hurrelbrink  06 870 8994

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Stroke Support.

Kapiti Boccia Club

Meets 4th Thursday each month 10 am –12 noon. Kapiti Community Centre  Ngahina St Paraparaumu.  

Programme Information: Social level, interclub, morning tea, Stroke Support

Kapiti Stroke Club

Meetings held 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 1.30pm at Paraparaumu Community Centre. Contact Annette Helliwell on 04 902 3486.  

Programme Information: Entertainment, Games days. Theme afternoons, coach trips, Stroke Support.

Levin Stroke Support Group

Shirley Baker 06 368 2541 Tuesday morning at 10.30am Library Café, Te Takare, in Levin Mall. Boccia:  Every Weds at 1.00pm in Queen St. Chapel hall. Stroke Folks Group: Every 4th Friday at 10.00am in Jack Allen House.

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Boccia, Stroke Support.

Lower Hutt Stroke Club

Sarah Mackay 04 568 7674 Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm Knox Church Rooms, 574  High St, Lower Hutt. HUTT VALLEY COFFEE CLUB First Monday of the month, 10.00am. Gotham Cafe, 6 Margaret St, Lower Hutt.    

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Indoor Bowls, Stroke Support.

Napier Stroke Club

Napier Greendale Coffee Group - Colleen Hannan 06 844 8604 Meets 2nd Tuesday each month,10.30am Breakers Restaurant. Glouchester St, Taradale.

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Boccia, outings, Stroke Support.

Otaki Stroke Club

Meets first Thursday of each month 10 30am. Presbyterian Church Hall, Mill Road, Otaki. Able- X  - is in recess Coffee Club  -  Meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30am Kiss & Bake Up Cafe , Main Street, Otaki  Otaki Film Group - Meets second Tuesday of each month 10:15, The House of Hope, Waerenga Road, Otaki Otaki Petanque Group - Meet each Friday 2PM, Otaki Pentanque Club, Waerenga Road, Otaki Marian Jones 06 364 5028 & David Clark 06 364 5213    

Programme Information: Guest speakers, Boccia, Stroke Support, Regular outings.

Palmerston North Support Groups

Margaret Morris       06 323  6026 SWIMMING: Monday & Wednesday 11am-1pm Palmerston North Hospital. Milson Community Centre Activities Day: Tuesdays (during term time) 2.00-4.00pm. Carers Group: 1st Thursday every 2nd month, 10.30am Manawatu Golf Club Café. Stroke Social Support: 1.30-4pm Fridays. Fielding Social Group  06 328 9733 Fielding  Sunday Coffee 10.30am  Sunday 17th September, Focal Point Cafe. 4 Stroke Engine Club, Tue & Wed mornings at Manfeild. Stu Murray 027 221 9683.  

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Boccia, Stroke Support.

Porirua Stroke Club

Meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month 10am - 1pm, in the Mungavin Hall, Supper Room,  Porirua East. Contact Verna Cutler  04 236 6110

Programme Information: Boccia, Guest speakers, Stroke Support

Upper Hutt Stroke Club

Meets 4th Friday of each month 1.30 - 3.30 pm, at the  Masonic Lodge Hall Islington St, Trentham. Contact Jean Kearney on 04 527 8258 Carer Support meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. Please contact Jenny Noyes 04 529 8331  

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Indoor Bowls, Stroke Support.

Waikanae Blue Orchid Club

Meets last Tuesday of  the month 2 pm, at The Plateau, Pukeko Street, in Woodlands, off Ngarara St Waikanae. Contact Fred Driver on 04 293 2522

Programme Information: Wide variety of entertainment, exercise group, Stroke Support.

Wainuiomata Stroke Club

Christine Johnston 04 564 7400 Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, Holy Trinity  Church,  40 Wainuiomata  Rd, Wainuiomata.

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Theme days, Stroke Support.

WAIRARAPA North Wairarapa Stroke Club

Diane Chapman 06 370 1465 Survivors & Carers Coffee Goup last Tuesday of month 11am Iberia Cafe, Masterton.

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Indoor Bowls, Boccia, Stroke Support.

WAIRARAPA South Wairarapa Stroke Club

Meets 2nd  Wed of the month. At South Workingmans Club, Main Street Greytown, 1:45pm to 3:30pm. Parking at rear of the club. Contact Peter Thompson  06 304 9203

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Stroke Support.

Wanganui Stroke Support Group

The club meets 3rd Tuesdays of the month in Social Centre for the Blind, Peat St, Wanganui.1 30 till -3.30pm. Speakers & entertainment. Tracy Collins 06 344 4736

Programme Information: Guest Speakers, entertainment, Indoor Bowls, Boccia, Stroke Support.

WELLINGTON Northern Suburbs Stroke Club

Meetings. On the first Wednesday of each month; 2pm Informal meetings at Zampelles Coffee Bar, Johnsonville Mall. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month. 12.30-2.30pm at the Uniting Church Rooms, Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville.  Contact John Brooking 04 478 9706

Programme Information: Guest speakers, film afternoons, Stroke Support.

WELLINGTON Southern Suburbs Stroke Club

Meetings 2nd & 4th Tuesdays each month, at Trinity Union Church (Lychgate Centre)  Hall Ave, off Hall St, Newtown. 1:45pm - 3:45pm. Contact Rosalind Moore 04 389 7164

Programme Information: Group exercise sessions, Water Therapy, Reflexology, Guest speakers, Stroke Support, younger stroke survivor group.