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.

Office Assistant/Monday Trip Organiser

Roz Redpath

Roz started at Stoke Seniors around 7 years ago.  Her and her husband enjoy the outdoors and

getting away to the Marlborough Sounds.  She enjoys that her daughter and  2 grandchildren also

live close by.

Entertainment Organiser

Tracey-Lynn Russ

Tracey Lynn has recently joined the staff at Stoke Seniors.  Her and her husband relocated to Nelson from Hamilton.  They have an adult son.


Helen Grant

Helen has been with us about 5 years.  She is a "jack of many trades" including being a super-star cook for our members. 

She lives in Nelson with her 2 adult children.  She is an animal lover and enjoys gardening.


Debbie Hayden 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.