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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

Monthly Online Meetings, 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

Stroke Support Group

For venue and dates/times

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.
Every 4th week, lunch, outing or other activity. No set day of the week.
Contact Helen Clare 021 866 372


Stroke Support Group

Bi-monthly on 1st Wednesday, 10:30am

St Peter’s Hall, 64 Queen Street, Wairoa (gold coin donation)

Contact Rose 021 962 372 rose@strokecentral.org.nz



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 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 every 2nd Wednesday, 10:30am

For more info Contact Jennifer Buckley
Ph: 021 063 9934
Email: wellington@aphasia.org.nz


Aphasia Group

Every 2nd Thursday, 10am-12pm
Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville

Contact Leanne Gibbs 027 634 4185 huttporirua@aphasia.org.nz


Men's Stroke Support Coffee Group

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2pm
Columbus Cafe, Mitre 10 Mega
135 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu

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


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

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







Stroke Club

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday

Holy Trinity Church, 40 Wainuiomata Road

Contact Barry 027 444 9973

Lower Hutt

Coffee Group

Every 1st Thursday of each month, 10am

Atrium Cafe, 215 High Street, Lower Hutt

Contact Helena 021 962 375



Wellington East

Coffee Group

Every last Wednesday of the month, 10am-11:30am

Breakfast/Brunch at various Eastern Cafe’s and poss. walks.

Contact Terry 021 1126 528



Upper Hutt

Coffee Group

Every 2nd Tuesday, 10am

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

Contact Mike 0274 545 486 



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 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 4300/027 277 0843

Wellington North

Stroke Club

Every 1st Wednesday, 2pm

Zampelles Coffee Bar, Johnsonville Mall
(Plus other activities, usually on a 3rd Wednesday)
For details Contact Tony 04 237 0376




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


Stroke Support Group

Every 1st Thursday of each month, 1pm-2:30pm
Senior Hub, 14 Bowen Street, Feilding
Contact Nicola 021 962 376



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 06 378 669/027 662 0134


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


Due to Covid the pool has been closed until further notice.

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, 1:30pm-3:30pm, $2pp

Milson Community Centre

Contact Shona 027 370 3001/06 323 3446