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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 Stroke Central New Zealand 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

Free Stroke Central Online Cafe

Zoom Meeting

Every 2nd Monday and every 4th Wednesday of each month, 11am.

To register and receive meeting details Contact our Community Partnerships Officer Anne

Email anne@strokecentral.org.nz
Ph: 021 962 371

Central Hawkes Bay

Support Group

Every 4th Thursday 11am,

The Lily Pond Cafe, Waipukurau.

Contact Heather 06 856 8297



Stroke Support Group

Every 3rd Friday, 10.30am

Red Cross Meeting Rooms,

823 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings

Contact Katie-Ann 06 878 7875


Greendale Stroke Support Group

Every 2nd Wednesday, 10:30am, Taradale RSA, 156 Glouchester St, Taradale, Napier.

Contact Helen Clare 021 866 372


Stroke Support Group

Bi-monthly on 1st Wednesday, 1pm

Age Concern Building, Lahore Street, Wairoa (goldcoin donation)

Contact Maureen 0274 520 042



Stroke Group

The Levin Stroke Group is now in recess. If anyone would like to establish a new group, please contact Kate Jenkins o phone 021 962 378 or email kate@strokecentral.org.nz



Stroke Club

Otaki Stroke Support meetings will be held as and when required. The AGM will be held on the 1st Thursday in July each year.

For more info please
contact Marian 06 364 5028



Stroke Support and Wellness Group

Every Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

“Sit & Be Fit” & brain teasers with Joseph Te Waiata, Senior Citizen Hall, Rangatira Street, Otaki.
$5 pp includes morning tea.

Contact Marian 06 364 5028


Aphasia Group

Meets monthly, 10:30am at

Columbus Cafe, Mitre10 Mega Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu

For more info Contact Kate
Ph: 021 962 378
Email: kate@strokecentral.org.nz


Men's Stroke Support Coffee Group

Columbus Cafe, Mitre 10 Mega
135 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu

Contact Kate Ph: 021 962 378
Email: kate@strokecentral.org.nz


Coffee Group

Every 3rd Thursday, 11am

at The Borough, 162/168 Main Street, Tawa

Contact Michelle 021 962 374



Boccia Group

Every 4th Tuesday, 10am-12pm

Ocean Road Community Centre, 45 Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach

$3pp (includes morning tea)

Contact Kate Ph: 021 962 378 Email: kate@strokecentral.org.nz


Western Suburbs (Karori, Northland, Wilton, Ngaio)

Stroke Survivors Group

Every 2nd Tuesday, 10:30am
Recreation Room, Huntleigh Retirement Village, 219-221 Karori Road, Karori.

Every 4th Tuesday, 1:30pm
Karori Community Centre.

Contact Peter 021 431 561

Wellington South

Re-Connect Stroke Rehabilitation

Every Wednesday and Friday 1.30pm – 4.30pm

 Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Kilbirnie.

Re-Connect is a community-based stroke rehabilitation service run by Clinical Exercise Physiologist Anna Hobman.

 Sessions cost $35 with additional costs for testing

 Contact Anna
email: info@re-connect.kiwi
Ph: 022 647 4613

Wellington South

Stroke Club

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:45pm

Trinity Union Church Hall, 11 Hall Ave (off Hall Street), Newtown

Contact Rosalind 04 389 7164






Wellington North

Stroke Club

Every 1st Wednesday, 2pm

Zampelles Coffee Bar, Johnsonville Mall

(Every 3rd Wednesday of each month, except Nov, Dec and Jan, 12:30pm Unity Church Rooms, Dr Taylor Terrace

Contact Tony 04 237 0376





Stroke Club

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday

Holy Trinity Church, 40 Wainuiomata Road

Contact Barry 04 564 7335

Upper Hutt

Coffee Group

Every 2nd Tuesday, 10am

Mitre 10 Cafe, 9 Park Street, Maidstone, Upper Hutt

Contact Mike 0274 545 486 



Lower Hutt

Coffee Group

Every 1st Thursday of each month, 10am

Atrium Cafe, 215 High Street, Lower Hutt

Contact Helena 021 962 375




Stroke Club

Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:30am

Cafe Kaizen, Porirua Library, Pataka Art and Museum, Porirua. Stroke survivors and carers are welcome.

Contact David to confirm venue as changes may be likely.

04 232 4300

Upper Hutt

Women's Carers Group

Fortnightly – Every 2nd Monday, 10:30am

at St Johns Hall, Smallfield Lane, off Moonshine Rd, Trentham.

Contact Jenny 04 529 8331

Lower Hutt

Aphasia Group

Every 2nd Thursday, 10am-1pm

7th Day Adventist Church Hall, 50 Witako Street, Lower Hutt

Contact Virginia 027 443 8316



Stroke Group

To be Advised

Contact Shona 027 370 3001/06 323 3446



Stroke Club

Every 2nd Wednesday, 1:30pm

South Workingman’s Club, Main Street, Greytown

Contact Peter 06 304 9203/021 436 353


Stroke Lunch Club

Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 12pm

Please contact Joan for venue details.

Contact Joan 06 378 669


Support Group

Every 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm

Social Centre for the Blind, Peat Street, Whanganui

Contact Judith Massey (President)

Ph (06) 3489554

or Sharon Winduss (Secretary/Treasurer) Ph 027 2949897

Palmerston North


Every Monday and Wednesday, 10:30am-12pm

Palmerston North Hospital

Contact Shona 027 370 3001/06 323 3446

Palmerston North

Activities Day

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm, $2pp

Milson Community Centre

Contact Shona 027 370 3001/06 323 3446

Palmerston North


Every Friday, 2pm-4pm, $2pp

Milson Community Centre

Contact Shona 027 370 3001/06 323 3446

Palmerston North

4 Stroke Engine Club

Every Monday and Tuesday morning at Manfeild

Contact Stu 027 221 9683