The Great Lakes and Manning Stroke (GLAMS) Club was started in 2004 with eleven members. They resolved to have the Club attend to the social needs of people in the community post Stroke. To that end, they meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and always have lunch together before a formal or activities meeting.
Members have a bus trip out of town four times a year for lunch, the community transport bus picks member’s up from their homes round 10 am and drops them back home around 3 pm. These days are well attended and add to the camaraderie of the Club.
Since 2008, the GLAMS Club attend the Hunter Stroke Olympics (HSO) each year in October. Members travel down the day before and have an enjoyable night together as well as attended the HSO which all members enjoy and cheers each other along.
They hold local Stroke Recovery information stalls three times per year, using this to help educate the community about Stroke, including prevention and danger signs of Stroke. They also use this opportunity to hold a raffle to raise much needed funds for the Cub.
Each year they submit an application for funds to ClubNSW. This money is used to cover cost of Community Transport, whereas the raffles assist with the expenses of attending the Hunter Stroke Olympics.
Currently in 2022, the Club have 20 members and are open to welcoming new members, volunteers and visitors interested in supporting post Stroke in the community. Due to COVID-19 in 2020, the Association developed online activities for Club members, a couple of our members participated and enjoyed them, plus they have broadened their knowledge of Stroke rehabilitation availability, and contacts within the Stroke community.
The Great Lakes and Manning Stroke Recovery Club would like to acknowledge the Worimi people who are the traditional custodians of the land that they meet on. We pay our respect to Elders both past, present and emerging.