Talkback Groups & Special Groups

Talkback Groups

Aphasia SA has supported the establishment of several support and conversation groups across SA and ACT called Talkback Groups. Talkback Groups allow people with aphasia to meet, socialise together and practise communicating with others who understand. Talkback groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who can assist the conversation to flow with effective communication strategies.

They are also a good way for relatives and friends to meet.

People with little or no speech can enjoy Talkback Groups.

Talkback Groups are a low cost activity.

More information on each group is below.


Location: Acacia Court

Address: 81 Tapleys Hill Road, Hendon, SA, 5014

When: Fridays 9:30-11:00

Contact: Bev Dodd on 8243 1844


Location: Alwyndor

Address: 52 Dunrobin Road, Hove, SA, 5048

When: Tuesdays 10:00-11:30

Contact: Coralie Hayley on 8177 3200 or

Flinders Medical Centre

Location: Level 3 Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building

Address: Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, SA, 5042

When: Tuesdays 10:00-11:30

Contact: Amanda Crockett-Naini on 8404 2642

Morphett Vale

Location: ECH

Address: 126 Pimpala Road, Morphett Vale, SA, 5162

When: Thursdays 9:45-11:00

Contact: Coralie Hayley on 1300 275 324 or


Location: ECH College Grove

Address: 18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA, 5081

When: Thursdays 10:30-11:45

Contact: Allana Campbell on


Location: National Arboretum Cafe

Address: Forest Drive, Molonglo Valley, ACT 2611

When: Mondays 10:00-11:30

Contact: Jenni Blumenthal on


Location: ECH Modbury (Encore Apartments)

Address: 85 Smart Road, Modbury, SA, 5092

When: Wednesdays 9.45-11:00

Contact: Chelsea Webster on 1300 275 324 or

Special Groups

Aphasia SA has supported the establishment of several special interest support and conversation groups across SA. The groups are for people with aphasia and their carers. More information on each group is below.

Movie Club

Location: Cinemas across Adelaide

When: Weekly

Contact: Coralie at and she will pass along your details to Peter

About: Friend of Aphasia SA Peter attends cinemas across Adelaide each week. Peter often goes to Palace Nova in the city, but has been to the cinemas at Glenelg, Mitcham, West Lakes and other places. He will go anywhere to see a good movie. He usually has a cup of tea and a piece of cake before or after the movie. Peter goes to the movies by himself but
would love it if anyone wanted to join his movie club.

Marden Coffee Club

Location: Marden Coffee Lounge

Address: 9 Marden Rd, Marden, SA, 5070

When: Tuesdays 11:00

Contact: Bev on 0427622132 (evenings only)

About: Coffee Club is a social catch up for people with aphasia to meet together

Computer Club

Location: To be confirmed (TBC)

When: TBC; aiming to recommence in the future

Contact: Bev Dodd on 82431844

About: Improve your computer literacy with aphasia-friendly lesson plans. Student Speech Pathologists guide participants through Word processing, Internet navigation, and special interest topics. Stay back for a coffee following the session.

Exercise, Art & Social Club

In 2023 Aphasia SA ran a groups project supported by funding from the Office for Ageing Well through the Grants for Seniors program. Three new groups were introduced on Mondays; these were an exercise group, an art group and a social group. Participants enjoyed the groups and we hope to continue these in the future pending funding availability. For updates please keep an eye on our newsletter or our social media.