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Support Meetings

Support meetings (which AphasiaNZ calls Aphasia Hubs and/or Korero Clubs) provide an opportunity to share experiences and have open discussions with those with and affected by aphasia.  Carers, family members, friends and professionals are welcome too.  

A person who knows about aphasia and can provide you with support facilitates most meetings.  The meetings can also include guest speakers and local updates and information, training and communication techniques, and other topics of interest.  The meetings are free of charge, but a koha (donation) is welcome and will help us to continue to provide support.

AphasiaNZ Hub and Korero Club meetings are running in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin.

There are other groups and services available for people with aphasia throughout the country - email us for more information.

>AUCKLAND<

Central Auckland meetings are held at the University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus) and feature guest speakers and/or topics.  Dates and speakers/topics will be advised here, or email info@aphasia.org.nz for information.

The next event is being held on Friday May 10th 2019 - Enhancing Communication Workshop (PPA) - click here for more information.

North Auckland: Shore Talk at Massey University, Albany.

On Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.

Click here for more information about Shore Talk.

South Auckland: Korero Club at the Manurewa Cosomopolitan Club (on Alfriston Road).

Every Thursday morning at 10.30am.  Click here for the details.

Contact aucklandcs@aphasia.org.nz with any questions about South Auckland activities, or aucklandnw@aphasia.org.nz about activities in Central Auckland and the Waitemata districts.

>CHRISTCHURCH<

Weekly on Mondays, alternating between coffee and conversation and Aphasia Speaks Christchurch (Korero Club).  Meetings are held at the RSA in Papanui.

Click here for information about Christchurch activities.

For more information, email christchurch@aphasia.org.nz

>WELLLINGTON<

Meetings are held at the Johnsonville Community Centre, on the first Wednesday of the month (Aphasia Hub) and third Wednesday of the month (Korero Club). Meetings start at 10.15am.

Dates for meetings in 2019 are available by clicking here.

For more information email wellington@aphasia.org.nz

Kapiti Aphasia Combo. A monthly group for those affected by aphasia in and near the Kapiti/Paraparaumu areas (but others from Wellington welcome too).  Click here for information.

Click here for the Wellington Aphasia Community flyer. Email Stephen for more information by clicking here.

The Wellington Aphasia Community also has a Facebook page!  Click here and 'like' the page for updates and information.

>DUNEDIN<

We are piloting a new meeting for people with aphasia in Dunedin.  The Korero (conversation) Club is meeting fortnightly from 2-3pm on Thursdays.

Meetings are held in the Brian Arnold Meeting Room, Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin.  The building is next to the new bus hub and opposite the post shop. This is an opportunity to practise your talking in a supportive environment.

Dates: Thursday 4 April - Thursday 18 April - Thursday 2 May.

Please contact Kathryn Palmer (Dunedin Community Aphasia Advisor) if you would like to attend at dunedin@aphasia.org.nz or on 02041579545.

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Other Meetings and Support for People with Aphasia

 

Dunedin Aphasia Support Group

Meets fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am at the Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre. Refreshments are provided.  The group is for people with aphasia and support people are welcome too. Contact us for more information and we will put you in touch with Alison who facilitates the group.

Tauranga

There are a number of activities for people affected by aphasia in the Tauranga area. Click below for more information:

The Brain Wave Singers

Communication Group

Email tauranga@aphasia.org.nz for more information.

Lower Hutt

A group of people affected by aphasia, and their partners/spouses, meets every Thursday fortnight from 10.30am-12pm at the Lower Hutt Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Centre on Witako Street.  The group conducts brain exercises, quizzes, and board games. Bring along something for morning tea.  For more details, email us.

Nelson

Monthly aphasia support group meetings are held in Nelson, in conjunction with the Stroke Foundation.  Get in touch with us for more information.

Christchurch Aphasia Carer's Coffee Group

A group of people with partners/spouses or loved ones with aphasia meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at the Dux Dine Cafe/Restaurant, 28 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton. For more information, please email us.

Rodney Aphasia Group (RAG)

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1.30pm-3pm at Rotary House in Silverdale (north of Auckland City).  New members are welcome.  Meetings are held for sharing, education, and companionship, and members have the opportunity to attend a range of short courses and/or rehabilitation programmes, aimed at improving communication for people with aphasia.  Some courses are also available for spouses and caregivers.  For more details, email rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com

For the new Rodney Aphasia Group website, click here.

We are continually updating a directory of support meetings for people affected by aphasia in New Zealand - please check back for regular updates.

New Meetings

If you would like a meeting in your area or region then contact us and we will try to make arrangements to get meetings and a network up and running.

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