Hamilton Stroke Club
The Hamilton Stroke Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Marist Rugby Club Rooms on the corner of Old Farm Road and Dey Street, in Hillcrest, Hamilton. Take the car park entrance on Old Farm Road. We start each year on the fourth Wednesday of January and finish on the fourth Wednesday of November.
Stroke people who join the Club and wish to come to Club days, get a phone call before each meeting to see if they would like to attend. The cost for each meeting if collected by taxi is $8.00 (if eligible under the Total Mobility Scheme). This covers the cost of the taxi to and from the club day, morning tea and lunch while at the club day. If arranging your own transport, the cost is $3.00 which covers the cost of morning tea and lunch provided.
After arriving at the club day and morning tea, we start the day with a short exercise session which is structured for Stroke persons. This is conducted by a qualified physiotherapist. After this session we draw a raffle, and then a speaker or an entertainer has a session. After that, lunch is served. After the lunch break there is a choice of attending the talk shop sessions with a trained Waikato Hospital based Speech Language therapist, for those who the stroke has left them with a speech problem.
Others can enjoy bingo. This is fun, but also helps stroke people with manual manipulation skills of moving the bingo tokens on to the cards and with concentration and co-ordination, listening and finding the numbers called. When these bingo or quiz and speech therapy sessions are finished at around 1.15 pm the taxi transport then arrives to take people home.
If you would like more information or to attend Stroke Club meetings, or if you know someone who might, please contact us.
Stroke Club Home Visitors:
Stroke Foundation Hamilton operates a home visitor scheme where four stroke club volunteers visit stroke club members in their own homes on a regular basis, and keep in regular touch by phone with members on their contact list. The Stroke Club Home Visitors also visit members in Hamilton City Retirement villages, Hamilton Rest Homes & Hospitals, or in the Wards at Waikato Hospital, if requested, for companionship and support.
Although the Stroke Club Home Visitors are all volunteers, the Stroke Foundation Hamilton raises funds to reimburse the volunteers for mileage costs to ensure they are not too much out of pocket in the volunteer role. For details or to arrange a visit, please contact us.
When funding permits, Stroke Foundation Hamilton arranges bus trips and outings for members using a wheelchair bus and luncheons a few times a year. If you would like to attend Stroke Club meetings or know someone who might please contact us.
Stroke Foundation Hamilton:
Change of Address as from 28th July 2010:
Stroke Foundation Hamilton
P.O. Box 27112
Change of Office Holders as from July 2012:
Bev Depree - President & Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lyn Harrè - Vice President
Paul Burroughs - Secretary/Fundraiser/Transport Co-ordinator
Mr Paul Kurtich - Treasurer
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