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Supporting the transition from hospital to home for those affected by stroke

Returning to life at home after a stroke can be a challenging and anxious experience for everyone involved.

The 'hospital to home' seminars aim to help stroke survivors, their families and carers by providing practical information and advice about how to cope with the challenges of life after stroke.

The seminars are a partnership between Stroke Foundation of NZ and Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH). There are five seminars in each series; you can choose to attend any number of seminars in any order.

The seminars aim to inform but are also an opportunity for stroke survivors and their family members to make positive social connections with their peers who are sharing a similar recovery journey.

Seminar series topics:

Seminar 1: Stroke causes, prevention and medication

Seminar 2: Mobility in home and community and goal setting

Seminar 3: Fatigue and other impacts of stroke

Seminar 4: Communication issues and the effect on carers

Seminar 5: Looking to the future.

Seminar series dates

Series starting 12 July: The five seminars are on 12 July, 26 July, 9 August, 23 August and 6 September.

Series starting 4 October: The five seminars are on 4 October, 18 October, 1 November, 15 November and 29 November


The seminars are presented by:

  • medical and allied health staff from Nelson Marlborough Health
  • Stroke Foundation volunteer Elaine Tyrrell, a registered nurse with experience in rehabilitation
  • Stroke Foundation Community Stroke Advisor, Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner.


The seminars are held in the Nelson Marlborough Health seminar centre. This is on the Braemar campus, opposite Nelson Hospital's ED. 

How to register 

For more information and to register for seminars selected  please contact:

Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner
Community Stroke Advisor, Stroke Foundation of New Zealand
DDI: +64 3 545 8183 Mobile: 027 455 8302
Email: [email protected]

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