Stoke Seniors

Fun, food & fellowship for all independent seniors from Nelson, Stoke & Richmond

 The Manager

 Karen Tuffery

Karen has been a staff member for the past 9 years, the last 3 as manager.

She and her partner are family orientated and they enjoy weekend's away in their

caravan with their grandchildren.

The Assistant Manager

Melodie Prescott

Melodie  joined the team at Stoke Seniors nearly 4 years ago,  She has travelled widely with her 

husband Alan and has more planned.  Originally from the UK, she loves living in

Nelson.  She has two adult daughter's.  Gemma, the eldest, is a nurse in Wellington and she is known to our members as she has helped out here.  Heather works as a bar manager at Speight's Ale House.

Entertainment Organiser/Monday Trip Organiser

Tracey Beatty

Tracey started at Stoke Seniors in 2020. She does the Monday trips out and organises the entertainment for us.

She moved to nelson with her daughter in 2014 from New Plymouth. Tracey also has two step children and got married in 2020.


Michelle Robertson

Michelle started with us at the start of 2021. Michelle is chef and cooks amazing meals for us. She has 3 children a daughter and twin boys. she enjoys going camping with her children.

Kitchen Assistant 

Debbie Hayden

Debbie is the kitchen-hand. She also takes the "girls" out for the "Girl's Own Trips" once a month on a

Friday.  Her boys, their wives, partners and grand-children live in Australia.