Our services include:

  • Dementia Advisors
  • Liasion with government and non government organisations
  • Advocacy
  • Monthly Support groups (held in Nelson, Stoke, Richmond, and Motueka)
  • WanderSearch (WandaTrak) Services
  • Education and information
  • Library services
  • Support groups click here

WanderSearch (WandaTrak)

In partnership with the local Search and Rescue Team, Alzheimers Nelson Tasman manages the WanderSearch (WandaTrak) system. The pendant is a radio frequency transmitter that the client wears, these pendants are a valuable part of our service; they offer peace of mind to the carer knowing that if their family member wanders they will be located much faster. To access this service we request that you become a member of our Society.

Click here also for information on Safer Walking.

Alz Café

Once a month we hold a cafe called  Alz Cafe, which is held at the Boathouse in Nelson and at Toad Hall in Motueka.  This is an opportunity  for people with dementia and their carers/friend and family to gather and indulge in morning tea if they so wish. Please see the dropdown below for details.

Every 2nd Thursday in a month at 10am -11.30am
The Boathouse, Wakefield Quay

Every 1st Wednesday in a month at 10:30am – 11:30am
TOAD Hall, High Street

Library Service

Alzheimers Nelson Tasman has an extensive library with books, DVD’s and other resources. To access our library we request that you become a member of our Society.

Support Groups

Support Group Dates:

Monthly Support groups are held in Nelson/Stoke/Richmond and Motueka.

Support Group (Stoke 1)
When: 1st Wednesday in the month
Where: Stoke Baptist Church, Main Road Stoke (next to McCashins Brewery)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitated By: Sue Cochrane

Support Group (Stoke 2)
When: 1st Thursday in the month
Where: Summerset Village Clubhouse, Sargeson St
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitated By: Sue Cochrane

Support Group (Nelson)
When: 2nd Tuesday in the month
Where: 75 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, Nelson
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitated By: Sue Cochrane

Support Group (Richmond)
When: 1st Tuesday in the month
Where:  Holy Trinity, Richmond Parish, 27 Dorset St
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitated By: Heather Lackner

Support Group (Motueka)
When: 3rd Wednesday in the month
Where: Various venues, Call Heather on 027 626 6429
Time: 10am – 12pm
Facilitated By: Heather Lackner

For more information on any of our support groups please contact us.