Taunton Stroke Club (previously the Clovermarle Stroke Club) has moved to new premises and has places for half a dozen new members.
Now based at Compass Wellbeing Centre off Belvedere Road the Club has a varied programme of activities which makes a great day out for local residents who have had a stroke and regular time off for carers and partners. Their 15 volunteers always have time for chatting and catching up gather every Tuesday.
New members can go along and spend the day with the Club to see how friendly it is. Members have tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival followed by table games and fun exercises to music in the morning. Members and helpers pay for a reasonably priced two course cooked lunch.
The afternoon activities are different every week – singers and musicians, talks by charities, slide shows, crafts, visits by dogs and birds of prey, bowling contests and then once a month the Club goes on a local outing.
Paid lifts with Somerset Community Transport to and from the club and on outside outings can be arranged.
Members and volunteers alike enjoy their Tuesdays. Nora Elson, a member, says ‘I have been at the Club for the past 18 months. It was the best thing I ever did. I have made friends and having somewhere to go on a regular basis is a real lifesaver’
For more details contact Julia Hammett on 01823 451642 to arrange a visit. Or visit the Stoke Association website.