Morrinsville Stroke Club
The Morrinsville Stroke Club meets twice a month, on the second and third Tuesday of the month, from the first Tuesday in February, through to December. The last meeting for the year is held on the second Tuesday in December, and is usually a celebration for Christmas, in the form of a lunch or outing.
The meetings are held in the Morrinsville Returned Service Ass. Club Rooms Studholme St. Morrinsville. We are a friendly little group who enjoy coming together and mixing with people who have been through similar experiences and therefore understand how others can be feeling.
The meetings begin with a cup of tea or coffee, and lovely goodies, kindly provided by the Women's Section R.S.A. Members make a small donation towards this.
Transport can be arranged for those people living in town, who are unable to get to the venue under their own steam or by family etc. Caregivers are very welcome to stay and join in if they wish. We will phone prior to the day to remind those who wish, of the stroke day coming up.
After having enjoyed the morning tea and a chat, we have a varied programme, usually consisting of some light sit down exercise to music, structured for stroke people, and, games, such as bingo which helps stroke people in the skills of moving the bingo tokens on to the cards. It also helps with concentration and co-ordination, listening, and finding the numbers being called. We even have a prize for the winner, would you believe - a lolly or two!! Other games are played such as boccia, fun quizzes, speakers, entertainment etc.
We are also open to suggestions from our members. We aim to provide the stroke survivors with a programme which will encourage motivation and rehabilitation, to hopefully enable them to enjoy a better quality of life.
We do find the members just love coming together to enjoy each other’s company and the outing. Two or three times a year we arrange an outing for the members and their carers, which usually incorporates having lunch. Examples of places we have been to are, The Hamilton Gardens, Ngatea Water Gardens, Windsong Miniature Horses, Stroke Conventions held at Bureta Park Tauranga, and others.
People are welcome from throughout the Matamata Piako District. If you would like to attend, or know someone who might, or would like more information, please contact: Renee Cooper Ph. 07-889-6885 or Viv Gellert Ph. 07-889-6958.
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