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Another successful Hunter Stroke Olympics was held at Hexham in October 2016. Over 100 Stroke Recovery Club members attended and a wonderful day of competition and friendship was enjoyed by all.

The overall champion Club for the third year was the Working Age Group Stroke (WAGS) one of the Central Coast Clubs. Individual winners came from the various clubs in attendance. The Battler of the year was Bisje Herford from the Westlakes Stroke Recovery Club.







Every year the Stroke Recovery Association organises a Combined Clubs Morning Tea. In 2013 we had John Della Bosca give a presentation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, when it was still just an idea:

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The Tamworth, Gunnedah and Armidale Stroke Recovery Clubs met up for a “Friendship Day” which they had planned during the May Clubs Teleconference calls. From left to right in the photo below are the three Club Presidents: Joy Pearson – Gunnedah Stroke Recovery Club, Gordon Bell – Armidale Stroke Recovery Club, and Gwen O’Neil from the Tamworth Stroke Recovery Club.

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The Manly-Balgowlah Stroke Recovery Club enjoying their Christmas Party in 2013:

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Helen from the Woy Woy Stroke Recovery Club demonstrates the hoist by which some members access their hydrotherapy sessions:

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Our Hunter Area Stroke Recovery Clubs participate in the Annual Hunter Stroke Olympics every October. It’s an Olympics like no other! Participants compete in Stroke-friendly games such as dominoes, quoits, euchre, indoor bowls, putting, card memory games and more.

Bisje from the Westlakes Stroke Recovery Club and Michael from WAGS (Working Age Stroke Group) enjoy fierce but friendly competition at the Hunter Area Stroke Olympics in 2014:

Bisje and Michael at HSO

Congratulations are in order!

WAGS and Heather

Medal winners at 2012 Hunter Stroke Olympics:

Medal winners 2012


John Garbutt, current President of the Board, at the 2012 Hunter Stroke Olympics.

John Garbutt

Some of the trophy winners from the 2014 Hunter Stroke Olympics:

Trophy Winners 2014

The Westlakes Stroke Recovery Club visited the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on a recent outing:

Westlakes Stroke Recovery Club visits Westpac Rescue

The Albury-Wodonga Stroke Recovery Club does Art Therapy:

Albury Wodonga Art Therapy


Alice Edmunds of the Tamworth Stroke Recovery Club was recently awarded Life Membership of the Stroke Recovery Association. Pictured below is Alice (second from left) with Michelle Sharkey, Executive Officer of the Stroke Recovery Association (fourth from left) and members of the Tamworth Stroke Recovery Club, in the Serenity Garden at Tamworth Hospital.

Lesley Watkin, long-serving secretary of the Great Lakes and Manning Stroke Recovery Club (“GLAMS”) is another life member:

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Secretary of the Board of Management, Lyn Glanfield, was awarded her Life Membership in 2012:

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Past President of the Board of Management, Robyn Artlett, was also awarded a Life Membership of the Association:

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