Stroke Survivors and their families often need help adjusting to changes and challenges that come with stroke. Connecting with other survivors and caregivers to share experiences, information and advice can be incredibly beneficial.
The Waterford Area Stroke Support Group is a voluntary group which supports people in the community who have been touched by Stroke in some way - as a survivor, family member or friend. Over 200 people each year suffer a stroke in Waterford - all with varying consequences. Since its establishment in 2011 the group has been steadily developing services and supports for its growing membership.
Our service involves providing & facilitating weekly meetings for people to meet share and learn about Stroke. We know that rebuilding confidence after a Stroke is a key recovery goal - we therefore actively promote the development of healthy active lifestyles through educational sessions, physical activity programmes, group discussion, inspirational talks and social outings. We also facilitate a “Nearest & Dearest” group for friends & family who have been affected by stroke but may have different support needs.
The group has important links with the Irish Heart Foundation, Waterford Sports Partnership and University Hospital Waterford.
Our Waterford Group meets every Thursday 2:30 – 4:30pm, Waterford Teachers Centre.


Our Dungarvan Group meets every Tuesday 11-1pm, The Park Hotel.
Contact: Sinéad Norris, Facilitator, Waterford Area Stroke Support Croup
Phone: 087-2221164     e.mail: snorris@irishheart.ie