Activities and groups

Think Ahead Stroke organises a variety of carefully developed and accessible group activities and classes.

If you need help choosing the right group or activity for you or someone you care for Think Ahead Stroke is always happy to talk you though what’s available and what the benefits are.

Activities can change from month-to-month, so to find out more on what’s available call 01942 824 888.

Monthly get-togethers

Hosted at St. Peter’s Pavilion, Hindley, our monthly ‘get-togethers’ are always eagerly anticipated and popular.  Get-together themes change with the seasons, such as Easter and Halloween, but the big December Christmas lunch always an annual highlight.  Pick-up and drop-offs can be arranged from home in advance for those most at need.

Fuzzy felters

Learn how to tease raw, natural sheep’s wool into toys, key-rings and other fun items in this therapeutic, relaxing and sociable class.  Suitable for all levels of fitness and ages.  Why not learn how to make fuzzy felt gifts for friends and family?

Fishing group

Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of beautiful Appley Bridge with fishermen (and women) of varying abilities and ages.  Everything is organised for your arrival, including angling equipment, wheelchair access to the water’s edge and volunteer support if needed.  Great for getting you out into the fresh air and meeting new people (and fish - hopefully).

Card making

Join stroke survivor Lynn and her group of talented helpers in this always a very popular and lively class.   A fun way to channel your inner creativity, learn new skills and impress your friends and neighbours on birthdays and at Easter and Christmas. Suitable for all levels of fitness and ages.

Tai Chi

Improve your strength, flexibility and calmness with deep, natural, relaxed breathing and soft, easy and fluid movement.  Suitable for all levels of fitness and ages.


Proven to improve flexibility and mindfulness, this gentle, chair based yoga is for all ages and abilities.

Knit N’ Natter

For knitters of all standards, Knit N’ Natter is a relaxed way to catch up with old friends or make new ones whilst working on those winter woollies.  You can also learn the art of loom knitting and crocheting from Anita and new knitting tips and skills from other group members. 

Day trips

Once a month Think Ahead Stroke organises group trips away to fun locations carefully selected so as to be accessible to all.  Pick-up and drop-off is provided from your door.  Recent trips have included lunches, shopping trips and a day at the races.  All you have to do is sign up and enjoy the day.

The Think Ahead Tavern

The Tavern is a weekly pub-themed support group for working age stroke survivors. The group meets on a Tuesday at 1pm at Ashland House, so if you are a stroke survivors who enjoy all the fun, games and banter of their local pub – but can no longer have a beer, this is the group for you. For more information click here.